Tzipi Livni

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel (2006-2009)

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2009, file photo, then Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni gives a farewell speech at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. Israel's parliamentary opposition leader Tzipi Livni has praised the assassination of a Hamas commander, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai last month, as good news for those fighting terrorism, which is the first such comment from a top Israeli official. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
Tziporah "Tzipi" Livni is a former Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Israel. She has served in eight cabinet positions, a record for an Israeli woman. A central figure in multiple Israel-Palestine peace talks, as well as the founder of two political parties and a long-time member of the Israeli Knesset, Livni is a central figure in modern Israeli politics and is widely considered a principled stateswoman. She rose to the rank of Lieutenant in the Israeli Defence Forces, then practiced law for a decade before entering politics. Livni currently serves as a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, as well as the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee. Forbes' Magazine ranked Livni on its List of 100 Most Powerful Women for three consecutive years. She is a leading advocate of a two-state resolution to the Israel-Palestine issue.