Father: Eitan Livni, businessman and politician
Mother: Sarah (Rosenberg) Livni
Wedding: Naftali Spizzer (1984-present)
Children: Omri and Yuval
Education: Bar-Ilan University, BA, 1985
Military service: Israel Defense Forces, early 1980s
Livni’s parents were members of the Irgun Zwei Leumi, a right-wing Zionist guerrilla group that fought against the British occupation of Palestine in the 1940s.
Nicknamed “Mrs. Purity” for her reputation for incorruptibility.
Former member of the Likud party.
Israel’s second female foreign minister. Golda Meir was the first (1956-1966).
1980- Livni joins the Israeli intelligence service Mossad and works in Paris.
1984- Enters the Faculty of Law in Israel.
1986-1996 – Practicing law, specializing in commercial, constitutional and real estate law.
1996- Loses his first campaign for a seat in the Knesset (Israeli parliament).
1996-1999 – Director General of the Department of State Companies.
1999- Elected to the Knesset. She is a member of the Committee on the Constitution, Law and Justice and the Committee on the Status of Women.
2001- Appointed by the minister.
2005- Livni joins Kadima, a political party created by Sharon.
May 2006 – Appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister.
November 2006 – February 2007 – He holds the post of Minister of Justice.
2007- Named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
March 2009 – Becomes leader of the opposition in parliament.
May 2011 – Livni is calling on Prime Minister Netanyahu to step down, saying he has damaged important relations between Israel and the United States.
March 28, 2012 – Loses the fight to remain head of Kadima. She is defeated by former Israel Defense Forces commander Shaul Mofaz, who won 62% of the vote against Livni’s 38%.
June 14, 2012 – After claims that the Kadima party will not exist in the next Knesset elections, a petition is being circulated demanding Livni’s expulsion from the party.
June 20, 2012 – Joins Desert Queens, an Israeli women’s adventure competition in India.
November 27, 2012 – Forms the Khatnua party. Hatnua means “movement” in Hebrew.
May, 2013 – Livni was re-elected to the Knesset.
December 10, 2014 – Declares to run for Prime Minister along with Isaac Herzog on the list of the Zionist Union.
June 25, 2018 – The Duke, newly appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency, told Israel Radio that he wants Livni to take over his parliamentary role as leader of the opposition to the Knesset. At a later meeting of the faction in the Knesset, Livni said that she should be the one to replace Duke: “I believe opposition leadership is necessary to continue the partnership.”
February 18, 2019 – Announces that he is leaving politics.