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  • Avigdor Lieberman: ‘About our PR, I completely agree, it is very, very bad’

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    The meteoric rise of Israel’s Russian-speaking, Moldova-born immigrant and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman may be proof, as he told an admiring Jewish National Fund (JNF) crowd in Los Angeles on Sept. 15, that Israel is more like America than even America.

    Not quite a pristine...

  • Analysis: Tzipi Livni faces rough road in peace push with Palestinians

    February 20, 2013 | 5:26 am

    Tzipi Livni's coalition pact with right-winger Benjamin Netanyahu speaks volumes about the obstacles ahead for the moderate former Israeli foreign minister in her new task of pursuing peace with the Palestinians.

    Expectations of a new peacemaking initiative have been raised by a...

  • Avigdor Lieberman formally charged in Jerusalem court

    December 30, 2012 | 6:01 pm

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was formally charged with fraud and breach of trust.

    The indictment, which reportedly includes new and stronger evidence against Lieberman, was filed with the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Sunday morning. Lieberman is charged...

  • Lieberman questioned again in ambassador affair

    December 26, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman was questioned again regarding allegations that he advanced an envoy's position in exchange for information on an investigation against him.

    Lieberman was questioned under caution late on Tuesday night, hours after launching his...

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  • Meretz leader petitions court to force Lieberman resignation

    December 14, 2012 | 9:24 am

    The leader of Israel's Meretz Party petitioned the country’s Supreme Court to order the resignation of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman following his indictment on fraud.

    Liberman “seriously undermines the confidence of the public and his voters” by refusing to resign after his...

  • 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,...

  • An open letter to Dr. Talaat Afifi, Egyptian minister of religion

    October 18, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    Dear Dr. Afifi,

    Many of us involved in global contacts between leaders of the world's major religions seek to understand the new Egyptian government views about non-Muslims. Last week, Mohammed Badie, the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, gave the world a sample of his. In...

  • Meeting of Argentina and Iran ministers rankles Israel, U.S.

    October 1, 2012 | 9:31 am

    Israel expressed “disappointment” over Argentina's decision to accept an Iranian invitation to bilateral talks.

    “The Government of Israel received with great disappointment the news about the Argentine acceptance of a meeting with the Islamic Republic of Iran on a Foreign...

  • Ex-body guards: Israeli minister gets drunk at strip clubs

    September 14, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Former employees of Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said he regularly escapes his security detail to get drunk a strip clubs.

    Israel’s Channel 2 this week broadcast interviews with five of Misezhnikov's formr body guards, who  said the minister drinks “until he doesn’t...

  • 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...

  • Hacker takes over Israeli deputy FM’s website

    January 9, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    A hacker temporarily took over the website of Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon.

    The hacking attempt came Monday. Ayalon had spoken out over the weekend against cyber terrorism after suspected Saudi hackers released the details of thousands of Israeli credit card...

  • Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister: We won’t accept less than full U.N. seat

    November 3, 2011 | 8:19 pm

    The Palestinians will not accept anything less than full U.N. membership and do not want an upgrade to an observer state in the world body, their foreign minister said on Thursday.

    Riyad al-Malki’s remarks suggested the Palestinians would not seek such an upgrade once their bid for...

  • Turkey’s FM: Tension with Israel won’t change over aid

    October 27, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    Diplomatic tension between Turkey and Israel will continue despite Israeli earthquake aid to the stricken country, Turkey’s foreign minister said.

    Ahmet Davutoglu told the Turkish news service Today’s Zaman that “political conditions remain,” and Ankara will not change its...

  • Argentinian foreign minister’s Israel visit on schedule

    April 4, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman will visit Israel accompanied by businessmen and relatives of victims of the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

    Timerman will arrive in Israel Monday for a two-day visit that is scheduled to include meetings with Prime Minister...

  • Egypt’s foreign minister talks tough on Israel

    April 4, 2011 | 8:48 am

    Egypt’s new foreign minister said the days of Israel getting cheap gas and strategic benefits are over.

    In an interview Sunday on Egyptian television, Nabil al-Arabi said Egypt will demand that Israel pay the difference between the reduced prices it received and market value on the...

  • Swedish FM cancels trip to Israel

    September 8, 2009 | 2:37 pm

    Sweden’s foreign minister canceled a scheduled trip to Israel.

    Saturday night’s cancellation of Carl Bildt’s trip scheduled for Sept. 11 comes on the heels of disintegrating relations between the two countries over the publication in a Swedish newspaper of an article alleging that...

  • New Israeli Consul Arrives in L.A.

    By Tom Tugend

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For a man who is celebrating his 34th birthday this month, Ehud Danoch, Israel's new consul general, introduces himself with an impressive resume.

    He has an insider's knowledge of his country's domestic, economic and foreign affairs, is a lawyer, holds a master's degree in business...

  • Egypt Displays Split Personality on Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli leaders were heartened in late December, when Egypt's foreign minister announced that he would come to Jerusalem for talks on promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    At the same time, however, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was moving in Cairo to galvanize international...

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