Tzipi Livni resigns from Knesset After 13 years as Knesset member, former Kadima chairwoman tenders formal resignation to House Speaker Rivlin. 'I'm thankful for my time in Kadima; not sorry I didn’t sell country to haredim,' she says Knesset Member and former Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni officially resigned the Knesset on Tuesday, after 13 years as a member of the Israeli parliament. Livni tendered her resignation to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin at noon. Livni's loss in the Kadima primaries to Shaul Mofaz, who won 62% of the votes, immediately sparked speculations regarding her future in politics. Speaking to reporters prior to meeting with Rivlin, Livni thanked her supporters: "I want to thank everyone who had faith in me… and especially to the Knesset members who stood by my side." "I have the privilege of being among Kadima's founders, which aims to promote a (government) based on responsibility and hope – one that can resist extortion. "I wanted to introduce a different kind of politics in Israel, one free of cynicism and power-drunkenness," she continued. "Despite the price I've had to pay I'm not sorry I didn’t sell the county to the haredim in order to form a government. "The existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic nation is in great danger. Our leadership is busy with media spins and dirty politics is a fatal mistake." She further added that Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz "has the right to lead the party as he sees fit."