Avigdor Lieberman

Fear Of Status Quo Fueling Talk Of Unilateral Steps

As Netanyahu ponders his next move, pressure from right, and left, to act.

06/11/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Tel Aviv — Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid thinks Israel should unilaterally declare a border and evacuate settlements.

The economic minister, Naftali Bennett, thinks Israel should do the opposite and annex parts of the West Bank.

Netanyahu, center, at Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Getty Images

Knesset Approves 33rd Government Of Israel

03/18/2013

Israel's Knesset approved the country's 33rd government.

The lawmakers approved the new government on Monday by a vote of 68 to 48, with four absent.

Flag flies over the Knesset.

Election Preview: Why The Israeli Right Has Turned Hardline

Recent history has shown that Israelis favor the right when they feel threatened.

01/16/2013
Editor and Publisher

The three most important pieces of information to know about Tuesday’s upcoming national elections in Israel are: Bibi Netanyahu will emerge as prime minister for another term; the government will move further to the right and the electoral system is in desperate need of change, a major factor in the disturbing polarization we are witnessing.

Gary Rosenblatt

Serving Their Country After Serving Time

Israelis don't seem to eliminate candidates because they've been convicted.

12/31/2012

Avigdor Lieberman, who stepped down as foreign minister of Israel last week and has been indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust, is still hopeful of playing a key role in the next government, with elections three weeks ago.

He may well be right.

Lieberman: Wouldn't be the first felon to return to Israeli politics.

Serving Their Country After Serving Time

Avigdor Lieberman, who stepped down as foreign minister of Israel last week and has been indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust, is still hopeful of playing a key role in the next government, with elections three weeks ago.

He may well be right.

Lieberman: Wouldn't be the first felon to return to Israeli politics.

UPDATE-Avigdor Lieberman Resigns As Israel's Foreign Minister After Indictment

12/13/2012

Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, submitted his resignation Friday afternoon, ending speculation about whether he would fight to stay in office while fighting fraud charges. He continued to assert his innocence and stressed that he did not believe he was legally compelled to quit.

Lieberman: Political future unclear after indictment.

Bibi Taking A Hard Right?

By merging with Lieberman, Netanyahu challenges left and casts lot with right.

11/01/2012
JTA

Tel Aviv — Political pundits have long debated who is the real Benjamin Netanyahu.

Bibi and Avigdor Lieberman

El Al Ending Flights To Cairo

09/19/2012

El Al said it is discontinuing its weekly flights to Cairo.

In a letter published Sunday in the daily Maariv, El Al Airlines CEO Eliezer Shkedi said Israel’s official airline cannot afford the high security and operating costs for the nearly empty flights, according to news reports.

The airline declined comment. Irena Etinger, spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, confirmed the letter.

The letter, addressed to Lieberman, did not say when the flights would end.

Israel's Lieberman May Face Indictment

06/08/2012

Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been told that he may soon be indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and break of trust.

The punishment for money laundering alone could be up to a 10-year prison sentence.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed the Kadima Party leader of the possibility on Wednesday, reported Haaretz.

U.S. And Israel Agree On Immigration Fast Track

05/18/2012

The United States and Israel are set to add Israelis to a fast-track immigration system.

Yediot Ahronoth reported Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have agreed to add Israel to the “Global Entry” program, which was negotiated during a recent trip of Homeland Security officials to Israel.

For a $100 fee, frequent business travelers undergo a thorough security clearance. Once cleared, they enter the United States through a biometric fingerprint check, skipping passport checks.

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