Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni in Athens on July 21, 2011.(Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

Over at Goldblog, Tablet contributor and soon-to-be-blogger Jeffrey Goldberg posted the transcript of an extensive interview with Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni.

Summing it up, Goldberg writes, “And most notably, she endorsed the idea that pressure from President Obama on Prime Minister Netanyahu is a service to Israel, saying that it is pressure from the American Administration that caused Netanyahu to endorse a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis.’When Obama pushed Bibi, Bibi made some steps forward,’ she said.”

Tzipi Livni Praises Obama for Pressuring Netanyahu, Suggests U.S. Should Keep Up the Heat [Goldblog]