EXPERT: MK TZIPI LIVNI
Tzipi Livni is leader of the Hatnuah party and co-leader of the Zionist Camp Party, the second largest party in the Knesset. A lawyer by training, Livni was first elected to the Knesset in 1999. Livni was a member of the Likud Party until the end of 2005, when she, together with other prominent political figures in Israel, formed the Kadima Party.
In May 2006 Tzipi Livni was appointed Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the 31st Government of Israel, serving until March 2009. She also served as Minister of Justice from November 2006 until February 2007. With the establishment of the Netanyahu government on March 31, 2009, Livni became the head of the opposition, until her resignation from the Knesset in May 2012.