Olmert, Livni opt to cooperate, whether they run or not

ByGIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 18, 2012 00:52




Former prime minister Ehud Olmert met with his successor as Kadima leader, Tzipi Livni, for more than an hour-and-a-half at an undisclosed location Wednesday in order to discuss their possible joint political future.

Olmert and Livni have improved their ties since she helped force him out of the Prime Minister’s Office over corruption allegations.

Sources close to Olmert said he no longer bears a grudge against her.

“In politics, you must put conflicts behind you in order to succeed,” a source close to Olmert said. “They talked about many different political constellations that can bring success. There is no chance that one of them will run against the other. Either there will be cooperation in one party or one or two of them will not run.”

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