Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni emphatically denied a report on Israel Hayom’s website that she is seeking to run for the next Knesset with Blue and White.
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz told his Knesset faction in Tel Aviv on Thursday night that he is considering adding women to the party’s list for the March 2 election. Blue and White’s list in the last two elections had only two women in its top 10. The report quoted an associate of Livni who said that she is “ready and willing” to return to politics and sees Blue and White as an option.
However, Livni vigorously denied the report on Sunday, telling The Jerusalem Post that the report was “false!” and “a lie!”
The well-traveled former minister ran with the Zionist Union in the 2015 election after previously running with Hatnua, Kadima and Likud parties.