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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu explained to cabinet members that he has spoken out about how Israel is treated unfairly and how the time has come to show some evenhandedness. Mr. Netanyahu was speaking out in favor of the likely appointment of MK Tzipi Livni as a UN under secretary-general.
It has been reported that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has spoken with Livni to accept the senior post.
Minister Miri Regev adds “I am not sure she is the right person for we want someone who will represent Israel’s interests”, hinting at her left-wing leanings, after which PM Netanyahu is clearly seen smiling – but he remains silent.
Livni was a long-time senior Likud member and slowly shifted more and more to the left, now a member of the Machane Tzioni opposition party.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)