Far-right Israeli opposition lawmaker Avigdor Lieberman has agreed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on terms for joining the coalition government as its new defense minister, Lieberman’s spokesman said on Wednesday.
“He’s a magician, he’s a magician,” the partisan crowd chanted as a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu strode into his party headquarters a little over a year ago to declare a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched talks on Wednesday with far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman on recruiting him into Israel’s coalition government, where he wants to be named defense minister.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he threatened to send Israeli commandos into Cairo in 2011 to rescue a number of Israeli security staff besieged by demonstrators who had stormed the mission.
Israel’s deputy military chief suggested in a Holocaust memorial speech that there were signs of Nazi-like behavior in Israeli society, drawing condemnation from two cabinet ministers on Thursday before he backtracked on the remarks.
“I love the people in this room. I love Israel. I love Israel,” Donald Trump told a convention of pro-Israel lobbyists in Washington this week. But the feeling still isn’t quite mutual. At least not yet.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his wife Jill and their grandchildren were dining on a Tel Aviv beach when a Palestinian killed an American tourist with a knife and wounded 11 other people on the seafront “not very far” away.
President Reuven Rivlin called the findings of the landmark Pew survey a “wake-up call for Israeli society.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cancellation of a proposed meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama put more strain on their troubled ties on Tuesday just before a visit to Israel by Vice President Joe Biden.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel’s military chief on Sunday after the general was criticized for saying he would not want soldiers confronting a wave of Palestinian stabbings to “empty a magazine” into a girl wielding scissors.