Co-leader, Zionist Union Party; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Israel
MK Livni has held a variety of ministerial positions in the Israeli government. These include Minister of Foreign Affairs, Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, and Head of the Israeli team in the peace process negotiations with the Palestinians in 2008 and 2013.
Livni served as member of the National Security Cabinet and the Senior Security Cabinet during the Second Lebanon War, Operation Cast Lead and Operation Protective Edge. Livni served as a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces and later in the Mossad. She holds a law degree and has practiced law for over a decade. She also served as Director General of the Government Companies Authority.
Livni is currently the head of the Hatnua Party and co-leader of the Zionist Union, which heads the opposition. She is a member of the Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, and head of the Subcommittee for International Legal Warfare. She engages in issues of asymmetrical warfare and Israel’s national security.
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