Netanyahu, Livni meet to talk Moscow


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni met for the first time in four months.

The two met Monday to coordinate positions in advance of Livni’s scheduled trip to Moscow Tuesday at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, according to reports. 

The visit by Livni, Israel’s foreign minister under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is being coordinated with her successor in the post, Avigdor Lieberman, Ha’aretz reported.

Livni in Moscow likely will discuss Iran’s nuclear aspirations and program. The Kadima Party chief also is expected to ask Lavrov to oppose referring the Goldstone report on last winter’s Gaza war to the U.N. Security Council, as well as meet with Russian lawmakers and Moscow Jews.

Livni and Netanyahu are supposed to meet regularly.


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