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Friday, March 01, 2013

Report: Likud agrees to reopen Livni agreement

Israel's Maariv Hebrew daily is reporting that the Likud has agreed to reopen its coalition agreement with the Tzipi Livni party. If this report is true, it means that the Likud is making progress with Jewish Home, which objects to Livni being in charge of 'negotiations' with the 'Palestinians.'
Following the request of the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) and Yesh Atid parties, senior sources in the Likud party say the party has expressed a willingness to re-open the coalition agreement it signed with Tzipi Livni's Hatenu'ah party and reconsider the authority given to Livni in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, according to a Friday report by Ma'ariv/nrg. Under the agreement, Livni stands to be Justice Minister.
The sources told the newspaper that all of Livni's authorities will change and some will be taken away from her. Until now Likud-Beyteinu has said that the agreement cannot be re-opened.
The reason that Jewish Home does not want Livni to be Justice Minister is that as Justice Minister, she could prevent the adoption of the Levy Report. Of course, the Levy Report should have been adopted before the elections....

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