News Brief 2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773
Livni Joins Bibi, Will Control PA Talks
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made headway in his attempts to form a coalition, having apparently convinced Hatnua head Tzipi Livni – his former political rival as head of the Opposition – to join the government.
The two will hold a joint press conference at 8 p.m. at which they will reveal details of their agreement.
According to initial reports, Livni will be made Justice Minister in the next government. In addition, she will play a major role in diplomatic talks with the Palestinian Authority.
Livni will reportedly be the only minister authorized to negotiate with the PA.