Monday, August 4, 2008

Politics in Israel

From the Sydney Morning Herald:
"Israel's Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, has declared she has the skills to become her country's second female prime minister.

Ms Livni, 50, a former member of the Israeli secret service, Mossad, yesterday announced her campaign and said she was confident of winning the leadership of her Kadima Party in primary elections in September.

Ms Livni's main rival for the Kadima party leadership is the former Israeli Defence Forces chief-of-staff, Shaul Mofaz, currently the Minister for Transport.

Mr Mofaz, who is Mr Olmert's preferred choice as his successor, is emphasising his advantage in military experience and his ability to take decisions in the area of defence."

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