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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.Ari Yashar, 5/25/2016, 2:40 PM

Erekat slams new 'extreme' Israeli coalition gov't

PA chief negotiator - who recently sat in coalition with Hamas Islamists - says expanded Israeli gov't poses a threat to regional stability.Ari Soffer, 5/25/2016, 1:14 PM

Netanyahu, Liberman accounce coalition deal

Netanyahu and Liberman sign coalition deal, bury the hatchet after past mudslinging; PM calls on Herzog to join 'true unity government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2016, 11:51 AM

Liberman, Netanyahu finalize coalition agreement

Yisrael Beytenu chairman headed towards the Defense Ministry, after an agreement is reached on pensions for immigrants.Ben Ariel, 5/25/2016, 1:58 AM

Former MK: Liberman is no longer on the right

Former MK Professor Aryeh Eldad says Liberman's true intentions are to divide Jerusalem, not to eliminate Hamas leaders.Eliran Aharon, 5/25/2016, 12:15 AM

Liberman won't enter govt until at least next week

With 24-hour Knesset review needed to approve coalition deal, Lag Ba'Omer break makes deal this week highly unlikely.Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2016, 6:51 PM

Negotiators claim coalition deal near

With coalition negotiations on the verge of a final agreement, Jewish Home demands changes in security cabinet operations.David Rosenberg, 5/24/2016, 9:48 AM

'We need expanded coalition to pursue peace talks'

Despite deadlock, PM optimistic about coalition talks with Yisrael Beytenu.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 5/23/2016, 4:43 PM

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.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 3:40 PM

Deputy Defense Min.: Ya'alon kept me in the dark

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan puzzles over Ya'alon's treatment of him, noting the enmity the latter had toward him seemingly came from nowhere.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 9:55 AM

Former Chief of Staff not worried about Liberman

Gabi Ashkenazi says he believes Avigdor Liberman will demonstrate pragmatic approach as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 6:16 AM

Former Mossad chief: Liberman may talk to Hamas

Ephraim Halevy says it is time to talk with Hamas and wouldn't be surprised if incoming Defense Minister does so.Ben Ariel, 5/23/2016, 5:14 AM

Coalition chair: ‘Death penalty for Jewish terror’

Likud MK David Biton supports the application of the death penalty for Jewish terrorists as well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2016, 10:48 PM

'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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2016, 7:48 PM

Yisrael Beytenu in gov't won't impact PA talks

In cabinet meeting, Netanyahu says he's still willing to engage in diplomatic process with Palestinians, with help of 'regional actors.'Ari Soffer, 5/22/2016, 12:10 PM

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.'Ari Yashar, 5/21/2016, 10:42 PM

'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.Orli Harari, 5/21/2016, 8:34 PM

Barak blasts 'fascist' government

Former Defense Minister says the government is "showing signs of fascism", warns against Liberman being appointed Defense Minister.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/20/2016, 10:31 PM

Israel's new Defense Minister: Perception as deterrence

Liberman's appointment may bring the Palestinian Arabs closer to facing reality. Ron Jager, 5/20/2016, 6:00 PM

Minister Ya'alon quits, Yehuda Glick will be MK

After having his job handed to Liberman, Likud Minister resigns from politics 'due to a lack of confidence in Netanyahu.'Ari Yashar, 5/20/2016, 9:04 AM

Poll: Most Israelis support Liberman in coalition

Most Israelis support Liberman’s joining the coalition, and there's only a small gap in favor of Ya'alon as Defense Minister.Uzi Baruch, 5/20/2016, 2:13 AM

What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir Peretz

Liberman would do well to avoid the mistakes of Peretz, the last non-general to hold the post of Defense Minister.Ben Sales, 5/20/2016, 1:00 AM

52% of Israelis prefer Ya’alon as Defense Minister

Knesset poll reveals that a majority of Israelis do not think Lieberman is suitable for his new governmental role.Shoshana Miskin, 5/19/2016, 5:20 PM

PA responds to Liberman's coalition entry

PA says development shows 'there is no Israeli peace partner,' and 'Netanyahu told the world he prefers radicalism.'Ari Yashar, 5/19/2016, 2:29 PM

'Bibi lost his way, this is not leadership'

Outgoing Defense Minister blasts Netanyahu over deal with Liberman.David Rosenberg, 5/19/2016, 1:03 PM

Likud's coalition negotiator: Rotation is natural

Minister Levin discusses Yisrael Beytenu talks with Arutz Sheva, explains portfolio shakeup will be within Likud.Benny Tocker, 5/19/2016, 12:46 PM

Coalition negotiations with Yisrael Beytenu begin

At start of formal negotiations, Likud Minister Levin promises to try and wrap up negotiations in one day, Liberman backs him.David Rosenberg, 5/19/2016, 10:51 AM

'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.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 5/19/2016, 10:30 AM

'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.David Rosenberg, 5/18/2016, 8:58 PM

MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alon

MK Moti Yogev 'uncomfortable' with prospect of Avigdor Liberman replacing Moshe Ya'alon as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/18/2016, 7:37 PM

Jewish Home says Liberman talks were planned ahead

MKs celebrate possible removal of Yaalon from Defense Ministry, claim Wednesday's political drama was planned in advance.Uzi Baruch, 5/18/2016, 6:24 PM

Netanyahu offers Liberman defense ministry

Prime Minister informs cabinet of formal offer to Yisrael Beytenu to join government; two sides agree on negotiation teams.Ari Soffer, 5/18/2016, 6:08 PM

PM tells Yaalon he may lose Def. Min. to Liberman

As talks with Liberman progress, Netanyahu informs Yaalon he may lose Defense Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2016, 4:47 PM

Herzog fires back: It's either me or Liberman

Labor leader in pithy press conference warns PM 'history will judge' his decision whether to include him or Avigdor Liberman in gov't.Ari Soffer, 5/18/2016, 3:02 PM

Likud ministers overjoyed at Liberman meeting

Outpouring of ministers and deputy ministers hail the coming of a 'wide, right-wing government' with Likud's 'natural partner.'Hezki Baruch, 5/18/2016, 2:09 PM

Netanyahu calls Liberman, invites him to join govt

Prime Minister Netanyahu didn't waste time reacting to Yisrael Beytenu chief's offer, inviting him to begin negotiations to join govt.Ari Soffer, 5/18/2016, 1:16 PM

Liberman sets conditions for joining government

Defense ministry, death penalty for terrorists, pensions reforms: Yisrael Beytenu demands major concessions to join gov't.Ari Soffer, 5/18/2016, 12:41 PM

Report: Liberman turned down Defense Minister

Yisrael Beytenu head rejects position, promise of death penalty for terrorists; says current gov't not really right-wing.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/17/2016, 10:06 PM

Liberman: Netanyahu's government is not right-wing

Netanyahu leads a 'fake' right-wing government, former Foreign Minister fumes, amid unity government attempts with leftist Zionist Union.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2016, 4:28 PM

Liberman demands apology from Channel 10

Yisrael Beytenu chairman demands Channel 10 apologize for hinting he leaked State Comptroller's report on Gaza war.Hezki Baruch, 5/9/2016, 2:14 AM

'PM is expert at pinning responsibility on others'

Former ministers lash out at Prime Minister, Defense Minister for failure to lead during Protective Edge.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2016, 12:55 PM

'Bibi returned the terrorist's body, he must quit'

Former ally Liberman slams Netanyahu's 'scandalous' conduct in returning terrorist's body mere hours after he ran down soldiers.Ari Yashar, 5/4/2016, 8:48 AM

Netanyahu: Liberman working with Arabs

Prime Minister Netanyahu blasts Yisrael Beytenu chairman, says he is working with the Joint List to bring down the government.Elad Benari, 4/18/2016, 6:46 AM

Liberman blasts 'defeatist and weak' government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman blasts government's policy with regard to Gaza, accuses Netanyahu of secret talks with Hamas.Elad Benari, 4/17/2016, 6:07 AM

Erekat: Liberman is lying about secret talks

PLO Secretary-General dismisses Liberman's claims that Israel has been holding secret talks with the PA, calls him a liar.Dalit Halevi, 4/15/2016, 3:14 AM

'Netanyahu is holding secret talks with Abbas'

Former ally of PM outlines 'strange signs' indicating covert negotiations on Israeli withdrawals, says results will be revealed at UN.Ari Yashar, 4/14/2016, 2:35 PM

Liberman to soldier's critics: Drop your pride

Yisrael Beytenu head slams prosecutor's indictment of soldier with manslaughter, says pride - not justice - is driving the case against him.Hezki Baruch, 4/14/2016, 11:29 AM

Liberman: There are judges in the IDF

Yisrael Beytenu chairman welcomes court decision regarding the remand of the soldier who shot a terrorist.Hezki Baruch, 4/6/2016, 12:16 AM

Liberman: Soldier won't receive fair trial

MK Liberman criticizes politicians who rushed to convict soldier, claims he will not receive a fair trial as a result.Shoshana Miskin, 4/3/2016, 9:18 PM

'Netanyahu's government won't survive the year'

Yisrael Beytenu chief refuses to join government, believes new elections are imminent.David Rosenberg, 4/2/2016, 10:53 PM

Liberman plans rally in support of jailed soldier

Yisrael Beytenu head urges Israelis to support 'lynched' soldier who shot wounded terrorist, says won't support govt bill to ban Arab MKs.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2016, 3:08 PM

PM slams soldier, Liberman attacks 'hypocrisy'

Netanyahu joins condemnation of soldier who shot neutralized terrorist, as only three MKs come to his defense.Hezki Baruch, Ido Ben-Porat, 3/24/2016, 9:58 PM

Liberman: We want a Jewish state, not a haredi one

Yisrael Beytenu head submits bill to recognize civil marriage. 'There are soldiers who can die for the State of Israel but not marry.'Haim Lev, 3/16/2016, 3:33 PM

Gov, opposition support building in Ma'ale Adumim

Land of Israel Lobby holds special Knesset meeting on building freeze in Ma'ale Adumim. All agree that Bibi must allow building.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2016, 2:51 PM

New initiative to topple Netanyahu from power

Heads of center-right parties are planning a coup, by which they will force Likud to demote Netanyahu if it wants to retain rule.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2016, 11:15 AM

Foreign Agents bill progresses in Knesset

Amendment to NGO bill significantly expands disclosure requirements for organizations funded by foreign government.Hezki Baruch, 2/17/2016, 6:01 PM

Knesset pays tribute to former Norwegian speaker

In a moving ceremony, Knesset pays tribute to Jo Benkow, Holocaust survivor who in the past served as Speaker of the Norwegian parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 5:15 AM