MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) found herself the object of one of the media's more blatant anti-Israel attacks this week during a televised interview on a popular BBC program.
In London to promote efforts to stem the boycott movement against the Jewish state, seasoned politician Livni agreed to be interviewed by journalist Evan Davis for the Newsnight program.
The interview, broadcast Wednesday night, immediately turned hostile as Davis looked for ways to portray Livni as a hypocrite before targeting her family.
Davis attempted to corner Livni into referring to Israel as an apartheid state, asking her whether she agreed with the sanctions placed against apartheid South Africa.
Later, trying to draw a parallel between her work as an MK and her parent's struggle as Irgun members for the establishment of a Jewish state, Livni stressed, "in a way it's the same fight for the existence of the State of Israel… and I am willing in a way to pay the price."
Jumping on her remarks, Davis asked if Livni would describe her parents, Eitan and Sara, as "terrorists."
Despite the personal attack, Livni kept calm, answering: "No. There's a huge difference between those fighting the British army and between all these terrorist organizations in our region looking for civilians to kill."