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Dramatic split in Israel's opposition as Livni is dumped on TV

Jan 01, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

JERUSALEM - The new year did not start well for veteran Israeli leftist politician Tzipi Livni, who was publicly ditched by her opposition partner on television on Tuesday, as Israel's political drama ramps up ahead of elections.

Livni, formerly Israel's foreign minister, sat stony-faced and silent next to Avi Gabbay, leader of the left-leaning Zionist Union, as he announced the move in a news conference in the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Gabbay's Labor Party and Livni's Hatnua party hav...