Rice and Livni begin press conference in J'lem

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and US Secretary of Sate Condoleezza Rice began a joint press conference in Jerusalem on Saturday evening. Livni opened the conference insisting that the understandings between Fatah and Hamas regarding a unity government "do not meet Israeli requirements." Rice reiterated that the United States would not recognize any government that did not renounce violence or recognize Israel's right to exist.