Livni keeps tweeting despite ‘vacation’

Former Kadima leader discusses Passover, poverty in Israel and Migron outpost on social media outlets.

April 9, 2012 01:46
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Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni

Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni_370. (photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)


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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 indications otherwise.

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“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 Arabs.

“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.

Meanwhile, 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.

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