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  • In letter to Quartet, Lieberman calls for Abbas’ ouster

    August 22, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman asked countries working for Israeli-Palestinian peace to call for new elections to remove Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas from office.

    The letter, sent to the Mideast Quartet—the grouping of the United States, Russia, the...

  • August 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 22, 2012 | 2:06 am


    Time to Authorize Use of Force Against Iran

    Obama must make it very clear to Tehran that the US is prepared to use military force to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, writes Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard.

    At the moment, no one is persuaded that the United...

  • Lieberman: Annan resignation shows world cannot influence Syria

    August 3, 2012 | 11:21 am

    Kofi Annan’s resignation is a “stark demonstration” of the international community’s failure to influence events in Syria, according to Israel’s foreign minister.

    Avigdor Lieberman made the comments Thursday in Tirana, Albania, according to Israel Army Radio.


  • EU refuses to call Hezbollah a terrorist organization

    July 25, 2012 | 11:19 am

    European Union President Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis said Tuesday said that the EU would not grant Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s request to declare Iran-funded Hezbollah as a terrorist organization because “Hezobollah is a political party in Lebanon which also runs...

  • ‘No reason’ to apologize for Mavi Marmara incident, Lieberman tells Turkish journalists

    July 24, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Turkish journalists that Israel has “no reason to apologize” for the Mavi Marmara incident.

    Lieberman in a meeting Sunday with the journalists in Jerusalem said that Israel is ready to discuss the incident and would consider the issue...

  • Clinton meets with Israeli leaders on Iran, Syria, Egypt and peace process

    July 16, 2012 | 10:03 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she and Israeli President Shimon Peres spoke about “Egypt and Syria, peace efforts, Iran and other regional and global issues” during their meeting in Jerusalem.

    Clinton arrived in Israel Monday for a day of meetings with Israeli leaders....

  • Avigdor Lieberman told he might be indicted

    June 8, 2012 | 8:09 am

    Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been told that he may soon be indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and break of trust.

    The punishment for money laundering alone could be up to a 10-year prison sentence.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed the Kadima...

  • June 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2012 | 2:18 am


    Mideast game-changer

    Marking 30th anniversary of the start of the first Lebanon War, Amir Taheri ‎writes in the New York Post that the Israel’s defeat of Arafat ‎and the PLO in Lebanon served to give rise to darker powers in the country, thanks to ‎Syria and Iran....

  • Israel, U.S. agree on immigration fast track

    May 18, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The United States and Israel are set to add Israelis to a fast-track immigration system.

    Yediot Achronot reported Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have agreed to add Israel to the “Global Entry” program....

  • NEW: Tracking the trends in Israeli elections season

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    I’ll start with the following three facts:

    1. Israel’s election is four months away. It is almost certainly to be held on September 4.

    2. Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Likud Party, will almost certainly be the next Israeli Prime Minister. That is, if the polls are...

  • Ex-Israeli ambassador to Belarus is indicted for aiding Lieberman

    May 2, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Israel’s former ambassador to Belarus was indicted for providing Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with documents relating to an investigation against Lieberman.

    As part of a plea bargain, Ze’ev Ben Aryeh admitted to turning over to Lieberman a copy of a police request to...

  • Lieberman denies Israel has access to Azerbaijan air bases

    April 23, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman denied a report that Israel was granted access to air bases in Azerbaijan.

    Lieberman made the remarks to reporters Monday in Baku, where he is meeting with high-ranking government officials.

    “Such reports are from the sphere of science...

  • Answering my readers: Conservatism, Orthodoxy, Lieberman, Rudoren

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 19, 2012 | 7:48 am

    This occasional feature is just a way for me to respond to what other people write about my work.

    1. Sara Wildman interviewed me in an article about the leftie webzine +972. My quote is accurate, the article is predictably sympathetic to the webzine (The Nation and +972 are both to...

  • Israel’s Lieberman meets Clinton in Washington

    February 7, 2012 | 5:25 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reconfirmed his commitment to a two-state solution during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington.

    Lieberman, who arrived Monday in Washington for a three-day visit, and Clinton reportedly talked on...

  • Israel doubts Europe will stop Iran atom project

    December 26, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    Israel’s foreign minister questioned Europe’s commitment on Sunday to preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

    “Unfortunately my impression is that some of the nations of Europe and senior figures there speak about sanctions more in order to calm Israel than to stop Iran’s...

  • Lieberman threatens to bring down government over outposts

    November 21, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened to bring down the Netanyahu government if it orders the demolition of two West Bank outposts.

    Lieberman said Monday at a meeting of his Yisrael Beiteinu party that he would pull his party out of the government coalition, causing...

  • Lieberman walked out of Shalit deal debate, voted ‘no’

    October 13, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Three government ministers voted against the Gilad Shalit swap on Tuesday night – Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon and National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau.

    Lieberman barely spoke at the meeting, apart from two questions he presented...

  • Lieberman: Israel’s rejection of apology to Turkey came too late

    August 17, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman praised the decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday not to apologize to Turkey for last year’s Gaza flotilla raid, but said Israel should have done so earlier.

    “It is a shame that we did not make this decision earlier,” Lieberman...

  • Lieberman: Palestinian unilateral statehood push would end Oslo

    June 17, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that Israel would no longer be bound by past agreements if Palestinians ask the United Nations for recognition.

    “The unilateral move at the U.N. is the end of the Oslo Accords and would be a violation of all agreements that we have...

  • Israel’s attorney general set to indict Lieberman

    April 11, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Israel’s attorney general reportedly is set to announce that he will file an indictment against the country’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on graft charges.

    The draft indictment on charges of fraud, money laundering and breach of trust will be announced Monday or Tuesday,...

  • Israel, Greece agree to establish disaster force

    January 13, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    Israel and Greece agreed to set up a regional force to deal with natural disasters following a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries.

    Avigdor Lieberman arrived in Greece Wednesday on the first official visit by an Israeli foreign minister in 15 years.


  • Olmert’s embrace of hawks could cost him Labor support in coaliton

    By Leslie Susser

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In a bold gambit designed to bolster his shaky coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is bringing a hawkish party into his coalition, guaranteeing him the support of 78 members of the 120-seat Knesset and possibly one of the most stable governments in Israeli history.


  • Right Wing Girds to Block Gaza Plan

    By Leslie Susser

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The earthquake in Israel that measured 5 on the Richter Scale last week is not the only ground shifting these days in the Jewish state.

    In the wake of the recent announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Israel soon could withdraw unilaterally from Jewish settlements...

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