Tzipi Livni to Haaretz: Next Israeli Election Will Be Referendum on the Declaration of Independence

The Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly in Israel should be broken, Diaspora Jews should speak out about the Western Wall deal and Jewish activists should not be turned away from the country’s borders, says Israel's new opposition leader

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Tzipi Livni.
Tzipi Livni.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Tzipi Livni couldn’t have picked a more divisive moment in Israeli history to step into her new role as leader of the opposition.

As the tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Tel Aviv last Saturday attested, rarely has an issue driven such a deep wedge in Israeli society as the new Jewish nation-state law.