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  • Israeli voters force Netanyahu to seek centrist partner

    January 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Israel's next government must heed voters and devote itself to bread-and-butter issues, not thorny foreign policy problems such as Iran's nuclear plans and the Palestinian conflict, senior politicians said on Thursday.

    Israelis worried about housing, prices and taxes have...

  • Israel’s Lieberman says he will resign from politics if convicted

    January 14, 2013 | 7:52 am

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he would resign from politics if he is convicted of fraud and breach of trust in the current indictment against him.

    Lieberman, who remains head of theYisrael Beiteinu Party, and is number two on the combined Knesset list of...

  • 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...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

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  • Egypt’s President Morsi to decline Israel visit invitation

    August 29, 2012 | 8:40 am

    A day after Israel’s foreign minister called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to visit Israel, a Muslim Brotherhood official called such a visit impossible.

    “There is no possibility for Morsi to visit the Zionist entity,” Gamal Heshmat of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and...

  • Senators chide Clinton on Israel’s exclusion from counterterrorism forum

    June 13, 2012 | 10:17 am

    U.S. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Mark Kirk have written a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing their disappointment with Israel’s exclusion from the inaugural meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

    In the letter, Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Mark...

  • Lieberman: Israel might withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

    March 23, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly said he might recall Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council after the council voted 36-1 to investigate the effects of Jewish settlements on Palestinians.

    Lieberman also said Israel would not cooperate with the...

  • Abbas says no talks without Israeli settlement freeze

    September 25, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas repeated on Sunday his refusal to talk with Israel without a settlement freeze after international mediators, responding to his United Nations bid for statehood, urged negotiations within a month.

    “We have confirmed to all that we want...

  • Clock ticks on Palestinian U.N. plan

    September 22, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Diplomats scrambled on Thursday to head off a clash over Palestinian plans to seek full U.N. recognition with little visible sign of progress and a deadline some 24 hours away.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad briefly seized the spotlight at the United Nations General Assembly,...

  • Netanyahu, Lieberman praise Obama’s U.N. speech, but Palestinians pan it

    September 22, 2011 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, but the Palestinians criticized the address.

    Netanyahu met with Obama at the United Nations on Wednesday afternoon after the president’s speech and reportedly...

  • Abbas: PA Won’t Recognize Jewish State

    August 31, 2011 | 9:33 am

    The Palestinian Authority will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, President Mahmoud Abbas said.

    “Don’t order us to recognize a Jewish state. We won’t accept it,” Abbas warned the international community on Saturday.

    Abbas also said Saturday in a speech to Muslim...

  • Olmert: Netanyahu leading Israel to political isolation

    October 12, 2010 | 11:05 am

    Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday harshly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on the stalled peace process with the Palestinians.

    Speaking at an Industry, Trade and Labor ministry conference, Olmert said that the...

  • Lieberman offers population exchange plan at U.N.

    September 28, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    Israel’s foreign minister presented a plan to the United Nations that would transfer Israeli Arab towns to a future Palestinian state in exchange for annexing Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

    Avigdor Lieberman offered a draft of his proposal Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly...

  • Lieberman, Netanyahu meet to iron out differences

    July 20, 2010 | 9:07 am

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met to hash out their differences.

    “The meeting was conducted in a positive spirit, in an effort to strengthen cooperation on all matters,” read a statement issued from the Prime Minister’s Office...

  • Lieberman: Spats won’t send party packing from coalition

    July 19, 2010 | 9:48 am

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beiteinu party will not leave the government, despite several disagreements.

    During a news conference Monday, Lieberman criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for not having more consideration for his largest...

  • Israeli police recommend Lieberman indictment

    May 24, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    Israeli police have recommended that the state prosecutor indict Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of breach of trust.

    The recommendation to indict Lieberman for allegedly receiving classified information from an ongoing investigation against him for fraud and...

  • Holyland suspect asked about bribes to Shas leader, Lieberman

    April 26, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Police asked the main suspect in Israel’s largest-ever real estate scandal if Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef received bribes.

    The lawyer for Meir Rabin said Monday that police asked Rabin whether he had given Yosef about...

  • Lieberman: Peace Talks Have Reached ‘Dead End’

    April 7, 2009 | 5:01 pm

    From Haaretz.com

    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Western-backed peace efforts with the Palestinians had reached a “dead end” and that Israel intended to present new ideas for diplomacy.

    “There is definitely a regression here and we must understand and admit that we are at a dead end,” Lieberman told members of Yisrael Beiteinu during a party meeting. “We definitely intend to present new ideas.”  Click here to read the full story on Haaretz.com

  • Nation World Briefs: Peace Process, Interfaith Campus

    March 25, 2009 | 10:19 pm

    American Jews Want U.S. to Engage in Peace Process, Poll Reports

    American Jews favor an active U.S. role in the Middle East peace process even if it means exerting pressure on Israel, according to a poll.

    The survey by J Street, which backs assertive U.S. engagement in the peace...

  • Convention Notes: Hadassah Lieberman— ‘I’m not a Republican’

    September 3, 2008 | 1:09 am

    ST. PAUL (JTA) -- Like her husband, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Hadassah Lieberman is backing John McCain for president. On Monday afternoon, she was the featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) National Women's Committee fundraiser and fashion show in...
  • Ancient seal unearthed in Jerusalem; Leiberman reassures Muslims

    August 20, 2008 | 2:39 am

    A 2,600-year-old clay seal impression was uncovered in Jerusalem's ancient City of David. Bearing the name Gedaliah ben Pashur, the seal impression was uncovered intact recently during archaeological excavations just below the walls of the Old City near the Dung Gate.

    The name...

  • Lieberman War View Triggers Backlash

    By James D. Besser

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) has earned the appreciation of a Republican administration he has resolutely defended on the issue of the Iraq War. One prominent Jewish activist described Lieberman's "powerful sense of mission" in supporting the war.

    But that steadfastness also has...

  • A Homeland Paves the Way for Lieberman

    By Stuart Schoffman

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I was pulling on my socks in a San Francisco hotel room when Sen. Joe Lieberman, in his hometown of Stamford, Conn., announced he was running for president, live on CNN.

    I don't know about you, but I found this mighty moving. Whether or not you identify with his political positions...

  • World Briefs

    January 9, 2003 | 6:59 pm

    Lieberman to Announce Candidacy Monday

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) will announce on Monday his intention to run for president. Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000, will announce his candidacy for president at his high school alma mater in Stamford,...