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The Minister of Justice – Tzipi Livni

 

     
     
    Tzipi Livni is formerly Vice Prime Minister of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinians peace talks.
     
    Livni has also served as the Israeli Leader of the Opposition from 2009 to 2012, and chair of Kadima, the largest party in the Knesset.
     
    First elected to the Knesset in 1999, Livni was a member of the Likud Party until the end of 2005, when she, together with others, formed the Kadima Party.
     
    Livni has held numerous ministerial and leadership positions throughout her tenure in the Knesset. In May 2006, she was appointed Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and served in that position until March 2009. Prior to this, Livni served as Minister of Justice from November 2006 until February 2007. In the Knesset’s 30th Government (2003-06), she served as Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Minister of Housing and Construction, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the Knesset’s 29th Government (2001-03) Livni served as Minister of Regional Cooperation and Minister of Agriculture.
     
    During her time in the Knesset, Livni has also served as a member of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, a member of the Committee on the Status of Women, and Chairperson of the Subcommittee Responsible for Legislation for the Prevention of Money Laundering Law.
     
    Prior to her election to the Knesset, Livni served as Director General of the Government Companies Authority from 1996 to 1999. In this capacity, she was in charge of the privatization of government corporations and monopolies.
     
    An attorney by profession, Livni received her law degree from Bar-Ilan University, and practiced law in her private firm for ten years before entering public life. Her fields of specialization included commercial law, constitutional law, and real estate law.
     
    Livni served as an officer in the IDF and later served in the Mossad.
    She formed Hatnua Party (The Movement), in November 2012 and recently joined the 19th Knesset as the chair of Hatnua

 
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