Livni, who is in the United States for a series of official meetings, gave an interview to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in which she slammed the Likud and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “selling the state to the ultra-Orthodox.” [...]
“Politically speaking, Israel is being sold to the ultra-Orthodox,” Livni told Amanpour, adding that “the ultra-Orthodox represent a small portion of the Israeli society. They represent part of our history and tradition, but unfortunately they now have more power than they should.” [...]
Asked whether Israel needed a formal separation between State and synagogue, Livni said that “I believe that what we need is a constitution and a clear definition of the Jewish state. The majority of Israelis understand and believe that Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people by its own nature, but it’s also a state with equal rights to all its citizens. The idea of a Jewish state is from a national perspective and not a religious one.”
Signs are pointing to her coming back into politics. Will it be her and Yair Lapid?