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  • Avigdor Lieberman fraud trial set for next month

    January 28, 2013 | 9:45 am

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will go on trial next month for fraud and breach of trust.

    The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ruled Sunday that the trial of the Yisrael Beiteinu party leader will begin on Feb. 17.

    A three-judge panel will hear the case rather...

  • Netanyahu maintains comfortable lead in pre-election polls

    January 11, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Three Israeli election polls predicted victory by a comfortable margin for Israel’s HaLikud Beiteinu party in the country’s general elections on Jan. 22.

    A Ma’agar Mohot survey published in Ma’ariv has the list led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinching 38 seats,...

  • Diskin: Netanyahu untrustworthy on Iran

    January 4, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Yuval Diskin, a former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, said he distrusts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s motives in dealing with the Iranian threat.

    “I and my colleagues were not confident of the ability of Netanyahu and Barak to lead a move on Iran,”...

  • Avigdor Lieberman indicted for fraud and breach of trust in lesser case

    December 13, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein closed a 12-year investigation against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, but decided to indict him for fraud and breach of trust in a lesser case.

    Lieberman had been accused of laundering millions of shekels through straw companies,...

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  • Netanyahu, Merkel ‘agree to disagree’ on settlement construction

    December 6, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "agreed to disagree" on a plan to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area near Jerusalem.

    Merkel and Netanyahu held a joint news conference Thursday following a meeting between the two...

  • Ayalon out for next Knesset

    December 4, 2012 | 10:40 am

    In a surprise move, Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Liberman announced that former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Danny Ayalon, will not be included on the party's Knesset list.

    Ayalon is currently serving under Liberman as deputy foreign minister.

    The move announced...

  • 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.

    Earlier...

  • 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...

  • Israel offers aid to Cyprus following killer blast

    July 12, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Israel offered aid to Cyprus in the wake of an explosion at a naval base that killed at least 12 people.

    The accident early Monday morning occurred after arms seized in 2009 from an Iranian shipment to Syria caught fire. More than 60 were injured in the blast, which also destroyed a...

  • Israel needs regime change to insure stability

    By Parviz Nazarian

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Last month, Avigdor Liberman, Israel's minister of strategic affairs, resigned from office.

    Though this is just one news fact, it resonates with much larger implications in Israel's political, economic and security arenas, such as possibly affecting the peace process or the...