Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni_370.
(photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)
Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni has continued issuing statements on Facebook
and Twitter despite saying that she was “on vacation” from politics while
considering her political future.
Sources in Kadima have speculated that
Livni’s messages were a sign that she was not ready to leave public life and
that she may agree to remain in the Knesset and in the party despite earlier
“Freedom is not a physical thing but a feeling in
your soul,” she tweeted about Passover this weekend.
“I think that even
after the people of Israel left Egypt, we still have not yet taken the Egyptians
out of us.”
Last week, Livni tweeted about reports of deepening poverty
in Israel and appeared to blame the numbers on the ultra-Orthodox and Israeli
“The middle class that serves and contributes funds sectors of
society that neither serve nor contribute,” she tweeted. “Their poverty is not a
plague of nature and it can be solved.”
Livni posted a long message on
Facebook on April 4 attacking the settlers of the Migron outpost and the
controversial Beit Hamachpela apartment building in Hebron. She said ownership
of the land mattered less than stopping the settlers from preventing the
creation of a Palestinian state.
Sources close to Livni have asked not to
read too much into her tweets and said she would always care about the country’s
future regardless of her next career move.
They said that they would be
in touch when there was an update about Livni’s future.
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein decided Sunday that he would not interfere on
Livni’s behalf in quashing a civil suit against her filed by former Kadima
treasurer Itzik Hadad. Livni had claimed that her immunity as an MK prevented
her from being sued.