Report: UN Chief Considering Israel’s Tzipi Livni for Under Secretary-General Gig


The Jerusalem Post reports: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ office called Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni over the weekend and told her she was being considered for under secretary-general. Livni’s associates stressed that no offer had been made, calling it a “preliminary check.”

Livni met with Guterres two weeks ago at his office in New York. At the time, diplomatic sources said she checked whether he might offer her the under secretary-general post.

Livni, a former justice minister, firmly denied at the time that she and Guterres spoke about a post for her during their meeting. Her associates continued to deny on Sunday that there were any personal issues regarding the employment for Livni discussed or hinted at in their talk two weeks ago.

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