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Former Israeli FM Livni Returns To Politics


Tzipi Livni (file photo)

Tzipi Livni (file photo)

Israel's former foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, has announced she is returning to politics.

At a news conference in Tel Aviv on November 27, she said she was creating a new political party called The Movement.

Livni promised that she would "fighting for peace" with the Palestinians.

During the press conference, Livni criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government for the deadlock in peace talks with the Palestinians.

Her announcement comes ahead of Israel’s elections due on January 22.

Livni resigned from parliament in May after losing her position as leader of the center-right opposition Kadima party.

Livni served as foreign minister and chief peace negotiator from 2006 to 2009.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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