Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Who will be Israel's next PM?

A letter from [name temporarily withheld: Will be revealed with permission]:
I really enjoyed your pause to marvel at the historic moment when Democrats officially chose a black man to run for President. I hope your side fears are incorrect, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. Now, onto Israeli election news items...

With cries for his resignation growing stronger (a popular Israeli bumper sticker reads “OLMERT, YOU DISGUST ME”), has a profile of the odds-on favorite to replace Israel’s current Prime Minister: Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, chief Israeli negotiator with the Palestinians

Apparently, Livni is not your typical Israeli politician: “Livni, 49, is a no-nonsense former Mossad agent who eschews small talk, avoids the Bar Mitzvah circuit most Israeli politicians use to rack up favors and lives quietly in a modest Tel Aviv home with her husband and two sons.”

It would be great to hear what you and your readers think about’s look at Tzipi Livni and how things might be different if she assumed command. Please feel free to share on your blog and let me know if you have any questions or feedback.

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