JNF UK invites you to attend an audience with Tzipi Livni, Israel’s Minister of Justice and Peace Negotiator for Israel.

Thursday, 15th May

Time: 8:30PM – 10:30PM (Doors open 8PM)

Where: London venue

Tickets: £50 including refreshments

For more information or to book your ticket, please contact us on 020 8732 6146 or events@jnf.co.uk

About Tzipi Livni
Tzipi Livni currently serves as Minister of Justice in the 33rd government of the State of Israel. In addition, she has been entrusted with leading Israel negotiations with the Palestinians, and chairs the Ministerial Committee on Legislative Affairs. Livni is a permanent member of the Government Security Cabinet and the founder and chair of the Hatnua Party.

Livni has held senior positions in previous governments, including Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chief Negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks (from 2006 to 2009). From 2009 to 2012, Livni served as Leader of the Opposition in Israel’s Knesset. During this time she chaired the largest party in the Knesset, the Kadima Party.

Among the additional ministerial and leadership positions Livni has held throughout her career in the Knesset: Minister of Justice (2006 to 2007); Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Minister of Housing and Construction, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2003 to 2006); Minister of Regional Cooperation and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (2001 to 2003).

During her time in the Knesset, Livni has served on several parliamentary committees, including the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee and the Committee on the Status of Women. She has also chaired the Legislative Subcommittee for the Prohibition of Money Laundering Law.

Livni was first elected to the Knesset in 1999 as a member of the Likud Party. In 2005, Livni left the Likud, and founded the Kadima Party together with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other leaders in the Knesset. Prior to her election to the Knesset, Livni served as Director General of the Government Companies Authority from 1996 to 1999. In this capacity, she was in charge of the privatization of government corporations and monopolies.

Livni received her law degree from Bar-Ilan University and practiced as an attorney for ten years before entering public life. Livni served as the founding partner of a private firm where she specialized, inter alia, in commercial law, constitutional law, and real estate law.
Livni served as an officer in the Israel Defence Forces and later served in the Mossad (Israel’s elite spy agency).

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