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Avigdor Liberman

News and updates about Avigdor Liberman

Likud MK:

'Bring Sa'ar and Liberman into the coalition'

MK Hanoch Milwidsky of the Likud criticizes Minister Benny Gantz and says that he is concerned with politics instead of security.

'Bring Sa'ar and Liberman into the coalition'

4 rockets fired at southern Israel hours after IDF withdraws

Avigdor Liberman says 'those who grovel in the morning receive rockets in the afternoon' after rockets fired from area IDF ground troops had just left.

4 rockets fired at southern Israel hours after IDF withdraws

Liberman:

'This is why they didn't want me in the War Cabinet'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman attacks Minister Benny Gantz for vetoing Liberman and Sa'ar's entry into the War Cabinet: Is this unity?

'This is why they didn't want me in the War Cabinet'

Liberman:

UN Secretary-General 'hypocritical and antisemitic'

MK Avigdor Liberman rips Secretary-General António Guterres, calls for him to be declared persona non grata.

UN Secretary-General 'hypocritical and antisemitic'

MK Liberman:

Strip draft dodgers of daycare subsidies

MK Avigdor Liberman says he will submit a bill to strip yeshiva students who do not do mandatory service of multiple rights and benefits, including the ability to leave Israel or receive daycare subsidies for their children.

Strip draft dodgers of daycare subsidies

MK Avigdor Liberman:

'Cancel the Knesset's winter break'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman sends letter to Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana, asks him to cancel the winter break of the Knesset due to the war.

'Cancel the Knesset's winter break'

Liberman:

'Netanyahu wants peace with Saudis and to retire'

According to MK Avigdor Liberman, the Prime Minister wants to have a deal with Saudi Arabia by October, and for the US to be part of the deal before the elections it has to happen by June.

'Netanyahu wants peace with Saudis and to retire'

Likud MK:

'Add Liberman to the government now'

MK Osher Shkalim says he is in favor of adding Yisrael Beytenu chairman to the government and the War Cabinet due to the emergency situation.

'Add Liberman to the government now'

Liberman: This is not the time for wars between Jews

Yisrael Beytenu chair, MK Avigdor Liberman, says now is not the time for elections, sends a message to PM Netanyahu.

Liberman: This is not the time for wars between Jews

Liberman to Security Cabinet:

'Discuss the redesigning of IDF security approach'

MK Avigdor Liberman called on the Security Cabinet to immediately discuss security decisions such as the purchase of 50 helicopters and 100 planes and the control of the area along the Gaza-Egypt border.

'Discuss the redesigning of IDF security approach'

Yisrael Beiteinu MK:

'We will need to completely reorganize the IDF'

Former Brig. Gen. Sharon Nir says that the war has shown how the security system must reorganize itself from the ground up.

'We will need to completely reorganize the IDF'

Liberman: Netanyahu has implemented Oslo more than anyone

Avigfdor Liberman denounces Netanyahu's pledges 'not to return to Oslo' as political posturing.

Liberman: Netanyahu has implemented Oslo more than anyone

'Opening Kerem Shalom Crossing an ethical & diplomatic failure'

MK Liberman slams government for agreeing to open Kerem Shalom. 'Hamas terrorists came through this crossing to massacre Israelis.'

'Opening Kerem Shalom Crossing an ethical & diplomatic failure'

MK Avigdor Liberman:

"Need to increase pressure on Hamas”

Chairman of Israel Beitenu, MK Avigdor Liberman, estimates that a war in the north is inevitable in light of Hezbollah's provocations.

"Need to increase pressure on Hamas”

Deputy Minister: 'This is how Gantz tries to become PM?'

Deputy Minister Uri Maklev rebukes Benny Gantz for criticizing haredi educational budget plan.

Deputy Minister: 'This is how Gantz tries to become PM?'

Liberman: 'The Oslo experiment has ended'

'Giving Gaza to Abbas is a dangerous fantasy that has cost us too much.'

Liberman: 'The Oslo experiment has ended'

Liberman: 'An extended ceasefire means victory for Hamas'

'Israeli gov't must not agree to extended ceasefire with the Hamas terrorists, without reaching the goals of the war,' MK Liberman stresses.

Liberman: 'An extended ceasefire means victory for Hamas'

Liberman to Arutz Sheva:

'The war is being led by the concept coalition'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman criticizes conduct of the War Cabinet, Chief of Staff and the head of the Shin Bet.

'The war is being led by the concept coalition'

Liberman: Netanyahu is granting immunity to Hamas leaders

Avigdor Liberman denounced Prime Minister Netanyahu for reportedly rejecting multiple operations to assassinate Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

Liberman: Netanyahu is granting immunity to Hamas leaders

Liberman:

Obsession with discussing prisoner swap raises price

'Hamas has identified that this is our weak spot, and is utilizing that to its fullest,' opposition MK Avigdor Liberman says.

Obsession with discussing prisoner swap raises price

Liberman: 'Returning PA to Gaza is delusional'

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman warns against attempting to back the Palestinian Authority as the new government of Gaza.

Liberman: 'Returning PA to Gaza is delusional'

A 7-year-old warning:

2016 document given to Netanyahu predicts Hamas attack

A document written by then-Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman foresees that Hamas would attempt to capture Israeli communities.

2016 document given to Netanyahu predicts Hamas attack

Israel to open additional water line to Gaza Strip

The war cabinet decided to open a second water line to the southern Gaza Strip claiming it would legitimize continuation of the operation.

Israel to open additional water line to Gaza Strip

Liberman:

Liberman: 'Jordanian Ambassador to Israel must be reprimanded'

Yisrael Beytenu Chairman: "Jordanian Ambassador to Israel must be reprimanded, after top officials, including the Queen, criticized Israel.

Liberman: 'Jordanian Ambassador to Israel must be reprimanded'

Liberman: 'We must clear out Hamas' underground city'

The leader of Yisrael Beiteinu says Israel must entirely remove the Hamas infrastructure in Gaza, even underground.

Liberman: 'We must clear out Hamas' underground city'

Ben Gvir to Netanyahu:

'Allow Liberman to be part of the war cabinet'

Minister Ben Gvir supports inclusion of Liberman in cabinet which makes decisions on Israel-Hamas war.

'Allow Liberman to be part of the war cabinet'

Liberman demands to be a part of war cabinet

Yisrael Beytenu says no agreement yet on joining the emergency government, insists Liberman play a major role in decision-making.

Liberman demands to be a part of war cabinet

Liberman to Arutz Sheva:

'It is impossible to end the war without a ground maneuver'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman: Our MKs will support entering the government and any move that will lead to a decision.

'It is impossible to end the war without a ground maneuver'

MK Liberman to INN: It's clear the terror is coming from Gaza

'Abbas does not control either Ramallah nor the street he lives on. Hamas has already deeply penetrated the Fatah movement,' he maintains.

MK Liberman to INN: It's clear the terror is coming from Gaza

Liberman:

'IAF chief proved the gov't is willing to sacrifice the IDF'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman: Serious questions have been raised about Netanyahu's competence and ability to lead the State of Israel.

'IAF chief proved the gov't is willing to sacrifice the IDF'

Liberman:

'Netanyahu is an immediate threat to Israel's existence'

MK Avigdor Liberman claims PM Netanyahu 'no longer able' to function as prime minister due to health issues.

'Netanyahu is an immediate threat to Israel's existence'

Liberman on the attack:

'Gantz and Lapid are crossing their own red line'

Yisrael Beytenu blasts opposition leader and National Unity chairman for contemplating a return to negotiations on the judicial reform.

'Gantz and Lapid are crossing their own red line'

Liberman slams Alsheikh: 'Outrageous, stupid, & irresponsible'

'Calls towards civil disobedience and violation of the law are outrageous and unacceptable,' MK Avigdor Liberman says.

Liberman slams Alsheikh: 'Outrageous, stupid, & irresponsible'

Avigdor Liberman:

'More likely Messiah will come than I'll join Netanyahu'

Former Finance Min. clarifies: 'If Netanyahu fires all the haredim and messianics, he can be part of a coalition.'

'More likely Messiah will come than I'll join Netanyahu'

Liberman to Lapid and Gantz:

'You were not elected to bring Deri back into the government'

MK Avigdor Liberman calls on MKs Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz, not to allow Shas chief Aryeh Deri back into Israel's govenrment.

'You were not elected to bring Deri back into the government'

Avigdor Liberman:

'Expect agreement on judicial reform - this week'

MK Liberman, chair of Yisrael Beytenu, says 'no chance' his party will join Netanyahu government. 'The sky will fall first.'

'Expect agreement on judicial reform - this week'

Liberman willing to sit with Netanyahu - but not 'messianics'

MK Avigdor Liberman, chair of Yisrael Beytenu, says he is willing to sit with PM Netanyahu, but not with 'haredim' or 'messianics.'

Liberman willing to sit with Netanyahu - but not 'messianics'

Moldova Ambassador to Shas MK:

'Your comment against my country was unjust'

Moldova’s Ambassador to Israel sends letter to Shas MK who called Avigdor Liberman “an ignoramus from Moldova”.

'Your comment against my country was unjust'

Liberman angers haredi MKs:

'You ignoramus from Moldova'

Shas MK fires back after Liberman mentions great rabbis who studies non-religious subjects: Who are you to preach to us?

'You ignoramus from Moldova'

Haredi MK reprimands former Finance Min.: You're lecturing us?!

Jerusalem Min. Porush takes aim at MK Liberman: 'You' were Finance Min. for a year and a half, why didn't you pass the Draft Law?'

Haredi MK reprimands former Finance Min.: You're lecturing us?!

Revealed:

Bennett, Lapid, Liberman offered NIS 1 billion to haredim

Previous government negotiated with UTJ MKs in attempt to secure their support for the State budget.

Bennett, Lapid, Liberman offered NIS 1 billion to haredim

Liberman: 'Grave mistake' to continue talks on judicial reform

MK Avigdor Liberman claims Yesh Atid, National Unity parties are 'playing into Netanyahu's hands.'

Liberman: 'Grave mistake' to continue talks on judicial reform

Liberman calls to end negotiations for judicial reform

MK Liberman calls on opposition leaders to end negotiations on judicial reform. 'Any compromise gives the other side a goal.'

Liberman calls to end negotiations for judicial reform

Finance Minister: Dairy price hike - because of previous gov't

Finance Min. Smotrich promises: 'Won't allow' price of price-controlled dairy to rise 16%, former Finance Min. Liberman was 'irresponsible.'

Finance Minister: Dairy price hike - because of previous gov't

'Let's put our anger and disagreements aside for Memorial Day'

MK Avigdor Liberman calls to honor Memorial Day, 'respect those who fought for the country and fell for it.'

'Let's put our anger and disagreements aside for Memorial Day'

Liberman:

'Netanyahu is unfit to serve as Prime Minister'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman blasts the government: We are facing a greater challenge than the Yom Kippur War.

'Netanyahu is unfit to serve as Prime Minister'

Liberman: 'No way to reach agreement on Draft Law'

Former Finance Min. says he 'never heard of' IDF supporting law allowing some not to serve, says everyone must serve or do National Service.

Liberman: 'No way to reach agreement on Draft Law'

Liberman blasts Netanyahu:

'Once a coward, always a coward'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says Netanyahu's press conference was called in wake of recent polls and had nothing to do with security.

'Once a coward, always a coward'

Edelstein on Gallant dismissal:

'It's the wrong move at this time'

Edelstein comments on talks to reach compromise on judicial reform: I think there's a way.

'It's the wrong move at this time'

MK Avigdor Liberman:

'Netanyahu more dangerous than Iran'

The Yisrael Beiteinu chairman said after reading what senior officials said, he concluded that the Prime Minister is the biggest threat.

'Netanyahu more dangerous than Iran'

Lapid:

'We accept President's proposal, Levin doesn't want compromise'

Gantz: The President's outline is not ideal, but the alternative is destructive. Liberman: We must separate religion and state.

'We accept President's proposal, Levin doesn't want compromise'

Avigdor Liberman:

'We need full sovereignty over the Jordan Valley'

Why is Yisrael Beytenu presenting bill for sovereignty, when Netanyahu has promised it multiple times?

'We need full sovereignty over the Jordan Valley'

Liberman takes shot at Lapid:

'There's no way to compromise on judicial reform'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman rejects idea of negotiating with coalition on the planned judicial reform.

'There's no way to compromise on judicial reform'

Faina Kirschenbaum denied visit to critically-ill mother

Yisrael Beytenu politician is currently serving a ten-year sentence for bribery and money-laundering.

Faina Kirschenbaum denied visit to critically-ill mother

When will the price of disposable goods come down?

Liberman's tax will have remained in place for just over a year.

When will the price of disposable goods come down?

Canceling disposables tax? Environmentalists cry foul

Environment experts are warning against Smotrich's proposed plan to cancel the tax imposed by former Finance Minister, Liberman.

Canceling disposables tax? Environmentalists cry foul

Heads of opposition parties:

'We will fight together against the government'

Heads of opposition parties announce fight against the new government, which they define as "dark and anti-democratic."

'We will fight together against the government'

Ambassador Tom Nides: Why the double-standard?

I am unwilling to accept that Amb. Nides embraces democratic values for everyone but Orthodox Jews, although it seems like it.  Op-ed.

Ambassador Tom Nides: Why the double-standard?

Liberman demands opposition leaders vow to undo coalition moves

Yisrael Beytenu leader tells fellow opposition party leaders to pledge to immediately undo all changes of new govt. upon return to power.

Liberman demands opposition leaders vow to undo coalition moves

Liberman: Netanyahu leading Israel to destruction

Yisrael Beytenu chairman claims PM-designate sold out the country to his haredi coalition partners.

Liberman: Netanyahu leading Israel to destruction