Erekat: Netanyahu's statement is 'PR strategy'PLO Secretary-General rejects Netanyahu and Liberman’s statement in favor of peace talks and the two-state solution.
Abbas adopts a soft tone on LibermanPA chairman says Israel's new Defense Minister should be judged based on his approach to peace talks.
Shaked hits back at Liberman: No to 'Hamas-stan'Justice Minister responds to support for 'Palestinian state' from PM, Liberman, says only Jewish Home supports Judea and Samaria.
Liberman strikes dovish tone in first IDF meeting'Pragmatic' Avigdor Liberman strikes notably dovish tone in first meeting with army's top generals.
Despite controversy, Ya'alon and Liberman to meetLiberman sworn in as Defense Minister at grand ceremony; Ya'alon confirms they will meet for a handover, wishes his successor luck.
'We're keeping an eye on Liberman'Jewish Home MK claims Liberman's comments in favor of Palestinian state were to satisfy world leaders, says she'll be watching him closely.
'Right-wingers who support Liberman are fools'MK Benny Begin blasts Liberman for support of Palestinian state, mocks 'stupid right-wing' for favoring Liberman as Defense Minister.
Liberman: I support the 'two-state solution'Newly sworn in Defense Minister expresses support for “two-state solution” and Egypt's call for peace talks.
Knesset approves Liberman as Defense MinisterKnesset votes 55 to 43 to approve Yisrael Beytenu chief as Defense Minister.
'Stopwatch is ticking on right-wing to deliver'Zionist Union MK launches countdown until Liberman 'topples Hamas,' and right-wing coalition 'implements its election promises.'
'I've been walking with a gas mask for a week'Ex-Gaza Belt head warns that 'with the abundance of defense ministers the government forgot one thing - there is no security here.'
Government approves Liberman as defense ministerAfter compromise sealed Jewish Home party support for coalition deal, Yisrael Beytenu head finally approved as Defense Min.
Sheikh: Liberman appointment the end of 'Zionism'Deputy leader of outlawed Islamic Movement blasts the appointment of Liberman as Defense Minister.
Obama admin's Israel-Iran double-standardState Dept. slams 'right-wing' Israeli coalition - but what did it say when anti-US extremist was appointed to Iran's Assembly of Experts?
Former MK 'confident' Liberman will be a good DMFormer Yisrael Beytenu MK Sharon Gal is not concerned about Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister.
Avi Gabay resigns over Liberman appointmentKulanu minister quits not only ministry but politics, as he is not an MK, over 'terrible' Defense Minister appointment.
Will Bennett be fired?Political officials reportedly working on convincing Jewish Home to back Liberman's appointment as Defense Minister.
Sisi vows to fight for Abbas - due to Liberman?Diplomatic sources reveal Sisi asked for Abbas's positions so as to press them at UN, blame Liberman's appointment for Egyptian shift.
Nasrallah: Liberman is 'crazy'Hezbollah leader warns that Israel remains the real enemy in the region.
Arab MK: 'Liberman less dangerous than Yaalon'Joint List MK gives backhanded praise to incoming Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, says he is less of a threat than Yaalon.
What did Liberman concede on in joining coalition?Coalition agreement details show that aside from folding on death penalty law, Liberman made a key concession on being a minister.
Erekat slams new 'extreme' Israeli coalition gov'tPA chief negotiator - who recently sat in coalition with Hamas Islamists - says expanded Israeli gov't poses a threat to regional stability.
Netanyahu, Liberman accounce coalition dealNetanyahu and Liberman sign coalition deal, bury the hatchet after past mudslinging; PM calls on Herzog to join 'true unity government.'
Liberman, Netanyahu finalize coalition agreementYisrael Beytenu chairman headed towards the Defense Ministry, after an agreement is reached on pensions for immigrants.
Former MK: Liberman is no longer on the rightFormer MK Professor Aryeh Eldad says Liberman's true intentions are to divide Jerusalem, not to eliminate Hamas leaders.
Liberman won't enter govt until at least next weekWith 24-hour Knesset review needed to approve coalition deal, Lag Ba'Omer break makes deal this week highly unlikely.
Negotiators claim coalition deal nearWith coalition negotiations on the verge of a final agreement, Jewish Home demands changes in security cabinet operations.
'We need expanded coalition to pursue peace talks'Despite deadlock, PM optimistic about coalition talks with Yisrael Beytenu.
Liberman reveals Likud talks hit a 'dead end'Yisrael Beytenu head says coalition talks on hold until a counter-offer on pension reform is received, apologizes for insulting Netanyahu.
Deputy Defense Min.: Ya'alon kept me in the darkRabbi Eli Ben-Dahan puzzles over Ya'alon's treatment of him, noting the enmity the latter had toward him seemingly came from nowhere.
Former Chief of Staff not worried about LibermanGabi Ashkenazi says he believes Avigdor Liberman will demonstrate pragmatic approach as Defense Minister.
Former Mossad chief: Liberman may talk to HamasEphraim Halevy says it is time to talk with Hamas and wouldn't be surprised if incoming Defense Minister does so.
Coalition chair: ‘Death penalty for Jewish terror’Likud MK David Biton supports the application of the death penalty for Jewish terrorists as well.
'I don't get Ya'alon, Liberman will be great'Minister Erdan tells NY conference that Defense Minister's choice to quit makes no sense, Liberman will bring 'fresh thinking.'
Yisrael Beytenu in gov't won't impact PA talksIn cabinet meeting, Netanyahu says he's still willing to engage in diplomatic process with Palestinians, with help of 'regional actors.'
Far left protests 'most dangerous government ever'Leftist MKs lead protest in Tel Aviv against 'war minister' Liberman the 'fascist,' and Netanyahu's 'disaster government.'
'If Liberman is a real man, let him approach Gaza'Hamas leader challenges incoming Defense Minister over his vow to assassinate Hamas heads if soldiers' bodies aren't returned.
Barak blasts 'fascist' governmentFormer Defense Minister says the government is "showing signs of fascism", warns against Liberman being appointed Defense Minister.
Israel's new Defense Minister: Perception as deterrenceLiberman's appointment may bring the Palestinian Arabs closer to facing reality.
Minister Ya'alon quits, Yehuda Glick will be MKAfter having his job handed to Liberman, Likud Minister resigns from politics 'due to a lack of confidence in Netanyahu.'
Poll: Most Israelis support Liberman in coalitionMost Israelis support Liberman’s joining the coalition, and there's only a small gap in favor of Ya'alon as Defense Minister.
What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir PeretzLiberman would do well to avoid the mistakes of Peretz, the last non-general to hold the post of Defense Minister.
52% of Israelis prefer Ya’alon as Defense MinisterKnesset poll reveals that a majority of Israelis do not think Lieberman is suitable for his new governmental role.
PA responds to Liberman's coalition entryPA says development shows 'there is no Israeli peace partner,' and 'Netanyahu told the world he prefers radicalism.'
'Bibi lost his way, this is not leadership'Outgoing Defense Minister blasts Netanyahu over deal with Liberman.
Likud's coalition negotiator: Rotation is naturalMinister Levin discusses Yisrael Beytenu talks with Arutz Sheva, explains portfolio shakeup will be within Likud.
Coalition negotiations with Yisrael Beytenu beginAt start of formal negotiations, Likud Minister Levin promises to try and wrap up negotiations in one day, Liberman backs him.
'Liberman as Defense Minister a cause for concern'Ben-Gvir of Otzma Yehudit warns Liberman did nothing right-wing in office and takes sharp left turns - but there is one reason to celebrate.
'Liberman as would be a disaster for haredim'Haredi parties nervous Liberman would use position to push for tougher measures against yeshiva students avoiding the draft.
MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alonMK Moti Yogev 'uncomfortable' with prospect of Avigdor Liberman replacing Moshe Ya'alon as Defense Minister.
Jewish Home says Liberman talks were planned aheadMKs celebrate possible removal of Yaalon from Defense Ministry, claim Wednesday's political drama was planned in advance.
Netanyahu offers Liberman defense ministryPrime Minister informs cabinet of formal offer to Yisrael Beytenu to join government; two sides agree on negotiation teams.
PM tells Yaalon he may lose Def. Min. to LibermanAs talks with Liberman progress, Netanyahu informs Yaalon he may lose Defense Ministry.
Herzog fires back: It's either me or LibermanLabor leader in pithy press conference warns PM 'history will judge' his decision whether to include him or Avigdor Liberman in gov't.
Likud ministers overjoyed at Liberman meetingOutpouring of ministers and deputy ministers hail the coming of a 'wide, right-wing government' with Likud's 'natural partner.'
Netanyahu calls Liberman, invites him to join govtPrime Minister Netanyahu didn't waste time reacting to Yisrael Beytenu chief's offer, inviting him to begin negotiations to join govt.
Liberman sets conditions for joining governmentDefense ministry, death penalty for terrorists, pensions reforms: Yisrael Beytenu demands major concessions to join gov't.