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'We'll do everything we can to keep Netanyahu out of office'

'We don't want Israel to become a monarchy.' Finance Minister vows to do all he can to weaken Netanyahu, prevent him from returning as PM.

'We'll do everything we can to keep Netanyahu out of office'

Liberman declares: 'Our goal is to prevent Netanyahu from becoming PM'

Finance Minister blames Israel's political deadlock on Netanyahu, vows to keep former prime minister from returning to office.

'Our goal is to prevent Netanyahu from becoming PM'

'I'm dying to kill you': Beit Shemesh man arrested for death threats

Beit Shemesh man arrested for threatening Finance Minister Avidgor Liberman and his family.

'I'm dying to kill you': Beit Shemesh man arrested for threats

Liberman downplays claims of Russian massacre in Ukraine

'Come see the bodies and the raped women.' Ukrainian ambassador calls on FM to visit Kyiv district after Liberman questions massacre claims.

Liberman downplays claims of Russian massacre in Ukraine

Osem backs down from price increase

Following meeting with Finance Minister, Osem says it will postpone price increases of its products until after Passover.

Osem backs down from price increase

Likud MK accuses Liberman of 'mass terror attack on Israelis'

Former Finance Minister Yisrael Katz excoriates his successor, comparing limits to business bailouts to terrorism.

Likud MK accuses Liberman of 'mass terror attack on Israelis'

Haredi MK rips Avidgor Liberman: You're a borderline antisemite

UTJ chief Moshe Gafni excoriates Liberman, Yoaz Hendel over their calls to fire Chief Rabbi David Lau. 'Liberman learned only how to steal.'

Haredi MK rips Liberman: You're a borderline antisemite

Liberman: 'There will be no lockdown, air travel must be reopened by January'

Israeli Finance Minister sets deadline for complete reopening of air travel to and from Israel, says new lockdown not on the table.

'There will be no lockdown, air travel must be reopened'

Finance Minister admits coalition faces internal 'problems'

Amid ultimatum by United Arab List, Avidgor Liberman concedes government 'has problems' - but insists it will overcome internal disputes.

Finance Minister says coalition faces internal 'problems'

Liberman: Cerain taxes will be raised for different economic goals

Finance Minister: "This is the most social and revolutionary budget in memory."

Liberman: Some taxes will be raised for different economic goals

Finance Minister threatens to leave coalition if haredim join

'If haredim join government, we won't be there.' Avidgor Liberman warns government against trying to recruit haredi lawmakers.

Finance Minister threatens to leave coalition if haredim join

Liberman: New haredi draft law is a 'vision of the end of days'

Finance Minister hails government's decision to back plan to encourage haredi yeshiva students to enter the workforce.

Liberman: New haredi draft law is a 'vision of the end of days'

Finance Minister Liberman comes out against new lockdown

'Not clear if lockdowns actually cut number of seriously ill patients - but they do harm the economy,' says Israeli Finance Minister.

Liberman comes out against new lockdown

Yisrael Beytenu reaches coalition deal with Yesh Atid

Avidgor Liberman and Yair Lapid announce coalition deal, laying foundation for change government.

Yisrael Beytenu reaches coalition deal with Yesh Atid

Liberman: 'Haredim are flocking to the polls, seculars need to vote'

Yisrael Beytenu chief warns of 'flood' of haredi voters, calls on secular Israeli Jews to get out and vote to compensate.

'Haredim are flocking to the polls - seculars need to vote'

'It's true, Liberman despises haredim and gays'

Another Yisrael Beytenu lawmaker publicly condemns Avidgor Liberman, joining former minister in assault on party chief.

'It's true, Liberman despises haredim and gays'

Liberman: 'Instead of crushing haredi intifada, PM is extending lockdown'

Avidgor Liberman slams Netanyahu's plans to extend lockdown, calls violence against police a 'haredi intifada'.

'Instead of crushing haredi intifada, PM is extending lockdown'

Liberman: We won't join messianic Rightist bloc under Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu chief rules out helping Netanyahu form right-wing government, suggests Moshe Ya'alon replace Netanyahu as PM.

Liberman: We won't join messianic Rightist bloc under Netanyahu

Liberman: Netanyahu is fooling us, there won't be sovereignty

Ex-Defense Minister visits illegal Bedouin town, blasts Prime Minister for 'not dealing with sovereignty or the coronavirus.'

Liberman: Netanyahu is fooling us, there won't be sovereigntyplayer

Liberman says PM should 'shoot, not talk' on sovereignty plan

'When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk', Liberman says of PM's sovereignty plan. 'Why is Netanyahu hiding the sovereignty maps?"

Liberman says PM should 'shoot, not talk' on sovereignty plan

Aryeh Deri: Liberman has agreed to form government led by Blue & White, Joint Arab List

Interior Minister claims Yisrael Beytenu has cut deal with Blue & White for formation of left-wing government after March election.

Shas: Liberman has agreed to a gov't with Joint Arab Listplayer

Liberman vows to vote down Netanyahu's immunity request

Yisrael Beytenu chief blasts Prime Minister over request for immunity: 'Israel has become a hostage of Netanyahu's personal problems.'

Liberman vows to vote down Netanyahu's immunity request

Liberman: Deri betrayed me personally, I'll never forgive him

Yisrael Beytenu chief denies he has vendetta against Netanyahu. 'If I did, I could have easily helped form minority government with Gantz.'

Liberman: Deri betrayed me personally, I'll never forgive him

'Liberman is dangerous, cynical, and irresponsible'

Transportation Minister blasts Yisrael Beytenu chief for declaring new elections inevitable. "We'll need to find other path to 61 MKs.'

'Liberman is dangerous, cynical, and irresponsible'

Report: Yisrael Beytenu MKs pushing for right-wing government

Lawmakers from Yisrael Beytenu reportedly urging Avidgor Liberman to help Netanyahu form narrow right-wing government if unity talks fail.

Report: Yisrael Beytenu MKs pushing for right-wing government

Liberman: We won't back left-wing or right-wing government

'As things stand now, we're on the way to new elections.' Liberman addresses failure to form unity gov't, blames both Netanyahu and Gantz.

Liberman: We won't back left-wing or right-wing government

Netanyahu: This is Avidgor Liberman's moment of truth

PM says Benny Gantz rejected offer to form rotational unity government, calls on Yisrael Beytenu to help him form right-wing government.

Netanyahu: This is Avidgor Liberman's moment of truth

'We'll continue to work towards unity government'

PM Netanyahu meets with Liberman, both sides call meeting 'good and substantive, vow to work towards unity government.

'We'll continue to work towards unity government'

Compromise deal offered to Liberman, haredi MKs

In bid to form a right-wing government, brokers offer compromise deal to Yisrael Beytenu and haredi parties to break ongoing deadlock.

Compromise deal offered to Liberman, haredi MKs

Netanyahu demands 'straight answer' from Liberman on coalition

PM presses Avidgor Liberman to publicly commit to opposing formation of minority government relying on Arab lawmakers.

Netanyahu demands 'straight answer' from Liberman on coalitionplayer

Haredi rabbi refuses to officiate Liberman’s son's wedding

Why did a Bnei Brak rabbi turn down a request to officiate wedding of Avidgor Liberman's haredi son?

Haredi rabbi refuses to officiate Liberman’s son's wedding

Liberman refuses to back Netanyahu - or Gantz - for PM

Yisrael Beytenu chief says party will not back Benny Gantz or Binyamin Netanyahu for PM, calls on Gantz not to bring Joint List into gov't.

Liberman refuses to back Netanyahu - or Gantz - for PM

Liberman's conditions for joining government with haredi parties

Yisrael Beytenu chief says he's willing to join gov't which includes Shas, UTJ - if these conditions are met.

Liberman's conditions for joining government with haredi parties

Report: Liberman pushing for Likud to replace Netanyahu

Senior Yisrael Beytenu official says Avidgor Liberman aims to oust Netanyahu as PM, have Likud offer alternative candidate for premiership.

Report: Liberman pushing for Likud to replace Netanyahu

Liberman: Unity government is the only option

Yisrael Beytenu chief stands by election pledge to push unity government, calls on president to began talks with Likud, Blue and White.

Liberman: Unity government is the only optionplayer

Liberman: We won't back formation of a right-wing government

Yisrael Beytenu chief blasts Likud's opposition to unity government, warns establishment of right-wing gov't will lead to theocracy.

Liberman: We won't back formation of a right-wing government

"Netanyahu can't even make a unity gov't without me"

'Likud and Blue & White can't even get 61 seats together,' says Avidgor Liberman. "And I won't sit with haredim and 'Messianic' Rightists".

"Netanyahu can't even make a unity gov't without me"

Liberman blasts Religious Zionist lawmakers, academies

Ex-Defense Minister attacks United Right party and Religious Zionist pre-army academies, comparing them to 'private militias'.

Liberman blasts Religious Zionist lawmakers, academiesplayer

The haredi plan to defeat Liberman: Praise him

Hoping to neutralize Liberman as a kingmaker in next Knesset, haredi lawmakers trying to undermine him - by praising his past work.

The haredi plan to defeat Liberman: Praise him

Report: Likud officials turned to US to resolve coalition crisis

Israeli officials reportedly lobbied White House to pressure Liberman to accept compromise deal paving way for coalition agreement.

Report: Likud officials turned to US to resolve coalition crisis