Hamas celebrates Liberman's resignation

Hamas says Defense Minister's resignation is a “victory” for the group.Elad Benari, 11/15/2018, 1:10 AM

The goal: To stabilize the coalition

Prime minister holds consultations with coalition leaders and senior Likud officials in attempt to maintain coalition post-Yisrael Beytenu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2018, 5:03 PM

Jewish Home ultimatum: Bennett as Defense Minister - or we bolt

Party officials tell Arutz Sheva Jewish Home will remain in coalition only if Bennett tapped to replace Liberman as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2018, 1:52 PM

Israeli Defense Minister announces resignation

Yisrael Beytenu chief tells faction members he will resign as Defense Minister, call for early elections.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2018, 12:55 PM

'Hamas was begging for a ceasefire'

Prime Minister pushes back on criticism of ceasefire agreement with Hamas, as Defense Minister apparently plans resignation.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2018, 12:27 PM

'If Liberman resigns, Netanyahu will dissolve Knesset'

Senior coalition official close to Prime Minister says if Defense Minister quits gov't, decision will lead to early elections.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2018, 11:58 AM

Report: Liberman set to step down as Defense Minister

Sources close to Defense Minister say he is frustrated with government's response to Hamas attacks, has decided to resign.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2018, 10:55 AM

Liberman to resign as Defense Minister?

Israeli defense minister sparks speculation with sudden announcement of upcoming public statement scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2018, 9:07 AM

Cabinet debate: Bennett, Liberman oppose Netanyahu

About half of Security Cabinet ministers reportedly reject PM's push for cease-fire, preventing vote on motion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2018, 9:00 PM

Which ministers support cease-fire with Hamas?

Defense Minister denies reports he and all Cabinet ministers support cease-fire agreement after over 400 rockets fired at Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2018, 6:05 PM

Liberman: Slain officer's deeds to remain classified for years

Defense Minister eulogizes IDF Lt. Col. killed in fighting with Hamas terrorists in Gaza overnight. 'Israel lost an incredible warrior.'David Rosenberg, 11/12/2018, 8:03 AM

Bennett to Liberman: Bring security or move aside

Leader of the Jewish Home Party, Minister Naftali Bennett, attacks the Minister of Defense and his policyHezki Baruch, 11/5/2018, 6:44 PM

Liberman hails Trump for 'bold decision' on Iran

'Trump's decision is a sea-change in the Mideast,' says Defense Minister, thanking president for 'critical blow' to Iranian infrastructure.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2018, 10:32 AM

Netanyahu okays 'death penalty for terrorists' bill

Following pressure from Bennett, PM gives green light to bill making it easier for terrorists convicted of murder to be executed.Hezki Baruch, 11/5/2018, 9:48 AM

Leon says he doesn't need Jewish Home's support in Jerusalem

Responding to reports that Jewish Home will support rival Ofer Berkovich, Moshe Leon says his 'only deal is with Jerusalem residents'.Tzvi Lev, 11/2/2018, 2:44 PM

Report: Hamas and other Gazan factions agree on calm

Hamas reaches agreement with other Gazan militias to avoid weekend flare-up in order to allow Egfyptian cease-fire initiative to suceed.Tzvi Lev, 11/1/2018, 5:41 PM

Ayelet Shaked: 'A gift for Shabbat Chayei Sarah'

Justice Minister welcomes legal breakthrough allowing construction of residential building for Jews on Jewish-owned land in Hevron market.Mordechai Sones, 11/1/2018, 1:16 PM

Liberman advances construction of new building for Hevron Jews

New apartment building to be established above old wholesale market in Hevron, which sits on Jewish land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2018, 10:03 AM

Liberman makes more concessions to Gaza

Liberman decides to expand fishing zone off the Gaza Strip, after significantly limiting it due to border riots and escalation with Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff-Ezra Sanders, 10/31/2018, 6:55 PM

'The weakest defense minister, needs to stop whining'

Jewish Home party slams Avigdor Liberman for accusing its ministers of blocking death penalty for terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2018, 4:57 PM

Liberman: Gaza periphery residents absolutely right

Defense Minister says residents of the south right to protest government response to violence from Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2018, 3:53 PM

IDF Chief of Staff nomination submitted to committee

Defense Minister Liberman calls Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi 'most suitable candidate' to be next IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2018, 5:25 PM

Netanyahu welcomes nomination of new IDF Chief of Staff

Netanyahu says Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi is a worthy candidate for IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/26/2018, 11:18 PM

Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

A profile of the intellectual and enigmatic officer who will become the IDF's next Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2018, 12:14 PM

Liberman predicts a quiet Friday on Gaza front

Defense Minister visits Gaza Belt community, says Hamas is in complete control of "popular protest".Arutz Sheva, 10/26/2018, 11:47 AM

Did J'lem mayoral candidate trade draft bill for haredi support?

Recording suggests mayoral candidate Moshe Leon got haredi support in exchange for Liberman giving Draft Law go-ahead.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 5:45 PM

Liberman orders resumption of fuel supplies to Gaza

In accordance with recommendation of security officials, Defense Minister orders resumption of fuel from Israel to Gaza as of Wednesday.Elad Benari, 10/23/2018, 11:14 PM

'They give - they'll get; they don't give - they won't get'

Defense Minister at rally: 'There'll be quiet, there'll be calm, then we'll know how to be neighbors.'Mordechai Sones, 10/23/2018, 11:02 PM

Liberman: Bennett has no idea where Khan al-Ahmar is

Defense Minister accuses Jewish Home leader of using illegal Bedouin village for political purposes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2018, 4:29 PM

Liberman: We need to know how to be flexible

Defense Minister supports decision to postpone evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar but stresses: The decision to evacuate is irreversible.Hezki Baruch, 10/22/2018, 4:08 AM

Liberman opens Gaza border crossings

After what was defined as a significant decrease in violent incidents along Gaza border, DM instructs Erez, Kerem Shalom crossings opened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2018, 8:39 AM

Report shows cabinet face-off between Liberman, Katz

Liberman attacked by ministers during Wednesday's security cabinet meeting for not having operational plan, pandering to right-wing base.Tzvi Lev, 10/18/2018, 10:50 PM

Defense Minister reprimanded for calling Arab MK a terrorist

Ethics Committee reprimands Defense Minister Liberman for calling MK Zoabi a 'terrorist.'Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 10/17/2018, 1:29 PM

IDF attacks empty outposts

Air force attacks targets east of Gaza City and the south after rocket fired from Gaza hit house in Be'er Sheva causing heavy damage.Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2018, 12:08 PM

Liberman orders closing of Gaza crossings

Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings to be closed following rocket attack on Be'er Sheva.Elad Benari, 10/17/2018, 6:54 AM

Hamas unfazed by Liberman's threats

Despite Liberman's warnings of action against Hamas, violent border disturbances continue.Dalit Halevi, 10/17/2018, 4:03 AM

'We have exhausted all options - time to hit Hamas hard'

Liberman holds security assessment in Gaza region, hinting at disagreements within cabinet. 'I hope cabinet will make the right decision.'Ido Ben Porat, 10/16/2018, 1:35 PM

Hamas official: Netanyahu should read history

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar unfazed by Netanyahu and Liberman’s threats to use force against Hamas.Elad Benari, 10/15/2018, 6:07 AM

'We're pulling gov't to the right, Lieberman is pushing left'

Jewish Home party approves changes to party constitution. Bennett warns against voting for right-wing government with left-wing policies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 9:16 PM

Liberman threatens Hamas: 'The most severe blow'

Defense Minister says Israel ready for 'severe confrontation' with Hamas after exhausting all other options.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 8:24 PM

Liberman to Gazans: Hamas is holding you hostage

Israeli Defense Minister calls on Gazans to turn on Hamas terror organization, says Hamas and Iran using them 'like hostages'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 5:46 PM

Liberman announces new Jewish neighborhood in Hevron

'Instead of military camp, we'll build new neighborhood; 31 apartments will be built including two kindergartens and boarding school.'Mordechai Sones, 10/14/2018, 1:59 PM

DM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends

Defense Minister Liberman says Israel won't provide fuel, gas, to Gaza until violence - including incendiary balloons - ends.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2018, 7:24 PM

Liberman halts fuel transfer into Gaza

Defense Minister orders halt to transfer of fuel into Gaza after violent border riots resume.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/12/2018, 8:28 PM

Cabinet to vote on first new homes in Hevron in 16 years

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman submits plan for 31 new Jewish homes in Hevron to cabinet to overcome issues with military outpost.Gary Willig, 10/11/2018, 9:48 PM

'No shame in preserving Jewish majority in Galilee'

Defense Minister Liberman lays cornerstone for new IDF rehabilitation and maintenance center in Nazareth Illit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2018, 8:33 PM

Religious Zionist general to be Liberman's IDF secretary

Controversial IDF officer Brig. Gen. Ofer Vinter becomes an aide to Defense Minister after years of being held back for promotion.Tzvi Lev, 10/11/2018, 5:28 PM

Liberman: Terrorist's time is running out

Defense Minister says IDF 'closing in' on terrorist who murdered Kim Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2018, 6:34 PM

DM to Hamas: Don't escalate the situation

Defense Minister Liberman warns Hamas not to escalate situation, MK Yogev says it's 'time to respond' to Hamas.Kobi Finkler, 10/5/2018, 10:22 AM

Liberman: 'Bennett decided to dismantle right-wing government'

DM continues attacking Education Minister during Karnei Shomron tour. 'He lives in Ra'anana in Dan region, I'm in Nokdim in Judean Desert.'Mordechai Sones, 10/2/2018, 5:48 PM

Bennett to Liberman: Attack Hamas, not me

Bennett blasts Liberman's policy against Hamas as 'weak and leftist,' after Liberman says Bennett represents 'messianic, zealous' Right.Hezki Baruch, 10/2/2018, 10:59 AM

Bennett: The Liberman-Hamas agreements collapsed

Jewish Home chairman blasts Liberman in light of the continued terror attacks along the Gaza border.Uzi Baruch, 9/30/2018, 6:00 AM

'A people that sanctify murderers won't get a Palestinian state'

Education Minister Naftali Bennett blasts PA President Mahmoud Abbas following his UN speech, says there will never be a Palestinian state.Tzvi Lev, 9/27/2018, 8:54 PM

Report: Russia won't curb Israeli airstrikes in Syria

Iranian media reports that Russia has given Israel permission to attack Iranian bases in Syria other than ones near Russian troops.Tzvi Lev, 9/27/2018, 8:39 PM

Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked

Defense Minister demands that leaks from Cabinet meetings be prevented.Hezki Baruch, 9/21/2018, 12:08 AM

DM: Defense budget is an investment, not an expense

Defense Minister Liberman slams criticism of IDF budget, says every penny spent is an investment in Israel's future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2018, 12:49 PM

Bereaved daughter to Liberman: Death to the terrorist

Ari Fuld's eldest daughter asks defense minister why terrorist is kept alive and treated in Israel. Liberman: We are trying.Uzi Baruch, 9/18/2018, 1:00 PM