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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.Ben Ariel, 6/1/2016, 6:14 AM

Abbas adopts a soft tone on Liberman

PA chairman says Israel's new Defense Minister should be judged based on his approach to peace talks.Elad Benari, 6/1/2016, 1:12 AM

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.Ari Soffer, 5/31/2016, 7:10 PM

Liberman strikes dovish tone in first IDF meeting

'Pragmatic' Avigdor Liberman strikes notably dovish tone in first meeting with army's top generals.Hezki Baruch, 5/31/2016, 6:33 PM

Despite controversy, Ya'alon and Liberman to meet

Liberman sworn in as Defense Minister at grand ceremony; Ya'alon confirms they will meet for a handover, wishes his successor luck.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 3:43 PM

'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.Ido Ben Porat, 5/31/2016, 12:37 PM

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 12:16 PM

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.Hezki Baruch, 5/31/2016, 12:12 AM

Knesset approves Liberman as Defense Minister

Knesset votes 55 to 43 to approve Yisrael Beytenu chief as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2016, 9:45 PM

'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.'Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2016, 8:02 PM

'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.'Reut Hadar, 5/30/2016, 7:03 PM

Government approves Liberman as defense minister

After compromise sealed Jewish Home party support for coalition deal, Yisrael Beytenu head finally approved as Defense Min.Ari Soffer, 5/30/2016, 11:23 AM

Sheikh: Liberman appointment the end of 'Zionism'

Deputy leader of outlawed Islamic Movement blasts the appointment of Liberman as Defense Minister.Dalit Halevi, 5/30/2016, 5:16 AM

Obama admin's Israel-Iran double-standard

State Dept. slams 'right-wing' Israeli coalition - but what did it say when anti-US extremist was appointed to Iran's Assembly of Experts?Ari Soffer, 5/28/2016, 10:01 PM

Former MK 'confident' Liberman will be a good DM

Former Yisrael Beytenu MK Sharon Gal is not concerned about Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/28/2016, 1:26 AM

Avi Gabay resigns over Liberman appointment

Kulanu minister quits not only ministry but politics, as he is not an MK, over 'terrible' Defense Minister appointment.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/27/2016, 9:29 AM

Will Bennett be fired?

Political officials reportedly working on convincing Jewish Home to back Liberman's appointment as Defense Minister.Uzi Baruch, 5/27/2016, 6:14 AM

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.Ari Yashar, 5/26/2016, 9:36 PM

Nasrallah: Liberman is 'crazy'

Hezbollah leader warns that Israel remains the real enemy in the region.Elad Benari, 5/26/2016, 3:12 AM

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.David Rosenberg, 5/25/2016, 6:08 PM

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