Livni admits to working for Mossad - TriWooOx - 07-29-2008 08:07 PM
Quote:Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has publicly acknowledged that she had served as an agent in Mossad for four years in Europe.
"I served for four years within Mossad," Livni told the Army Radio on Tuesday, several weeks after the publication of an article by The Sunday Times, implying her work in the Mossad when she was young.
Earlier in June, The Sunday Times reported that Livni served as a Paris agent for the Mossad in the 1980s during a series of missions it ran to kill Palestinians across Europe.
According to the report, during Livni's work in the Mossad, she traveled from her Paris base throughout Europe, seeking out Palestinians.
The report cited Livni's former colleagues as saying she was on active duty in 1983, when senior Palestine Liberation Organization official Mamoun Meraish was shot dead by two Mossad agents in Athens.
"I also followed training courses and worked overseas", the ex-Mossad agent said adding that she left Mossad after her marriage.
Livni is a candidate in a leadership election that Olmert's Kadima party is scheduled to hold by September 23.