Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has her sights set on returning to her
former post, and has already sent messengers twice to speak to Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu’s confidants about joining forces in the coalition he is
expected to form following the upcoming election, Israel Radio diplomatic
analyst Chico Menashe reported on Tuesday.
The report came amid
increasing indications that Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman would not
be able to be a minister for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing legal
investigation against him. Sources in his party said he planned to head the
Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee following the January 22 election
until his legal troubles ended.