Israel’s defense minister Avigdor Lieberman tried to undercut the IDF chief of staff but ended up insulting President Obama. You can’t make this stuff up.
Trump, Nigel Farage, Avigdor Lieberman — these are all symptoms, not causes, of a malady that feels like it threatens the march of civilization itself.
(JTA) — More than half of Israelis oppose the newly announced reconciliation deal with Turkey, according to a Channel 10 poll. In addition, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he is against the deal, several Israeli media outlets reported Monday. Channel 10’s poll found that 56 percent of Israelis oppose the deal that ends a…
Walking on eggshells, a skeptical American administration and a top Israeli politician prone to making shocking policy statements survived their first encounter; they may have even set a foundation for better future relations.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s newly installed defense minister, Avigdor Liberman, met Monday with his U.S. counterpart, Ashton Carter. Liberman, who last month replaced longtime defense minister Moshe Yaalon, is in Washington, D.C., seeking to reassure Israel’s closet ally that the transition will be smooth. “Secretary Carter and Minister Liberman reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-…
Cornel West asked why American Democrats give Trump-like figures such as Avigdor Lieberman a pass while testifying at the Democratic National Committee’s foreign policy hearing.
Bibi’s naming of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister brings the long-simmering tensions between Israel’s military and civilian leaderships to a boil, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Across the spectrum, Israelis see their new defense minister as a dangerous extremist. But Washington is taking a pragmatic let’s-do-business approach.
(JTA) — Avigdor Liberman’s appointment as Israel’s defense minister was quickly condemned by opposition lawmakers, who warned of a severe fallout at home and abroad. “The citizens of Israel should be worried about a rightist coalition that will bring Israel to very dangerous places,” said opposition leader Isaac Herzog at an event Wednesday hosted by the Israel Democracy…
Avigdor Lieberman — arguably the biggest loudmouth in Israel — is also a reasonable politician, Gregg Roman writes.