Posts Tagged ‘liberman’

Labor, Gesher said set to join Gantz in gov’t; Liberman allies say ‘no chance’

Sources close to Yisrael Beytenu chief Avgidor Liberman said Friday there was “no chance” of Liberman following Benny Gantz in entering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, even as the former Blue and White leader said he was “at peace” with his unavoidable decision at a time of national crisis. The sources told several Hebrew media […]

Liberman says Netanyahu told Jordan’s king that Israel won’t annex Jordan Valley

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman on Saturday claimed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed Jordanian King Abdullah II that he would not go through with a campaign pledge to annex the Jordan Valley. “It became clear to me a few days ago that at the same time as all the stories about annexing the Jordan […]

Liberman says he may not back anyone for PM, or perhaps just nominate himself

Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman said in an interview published Friday that he will not back any candidate to become prime minister after next week’s elections, unless they meet his basic demands for a liberal Zionist government. Liberman told Maariv that he still has not decided who he will recommend to President Reuven Rivlin […]

Liberman: Gantz is not ready to be PM; only I pose a challenge to Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman on Thursday said Blue and White leader Benny Gantz was not yet ready to be prime minister and appeared to be challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the job, further whittling down the already long-shot prospects of a ruling coalition being formed after next week’s elections. At the same time, […]

Liberman: PM ‘running away’ to Washington to avoid actual action on annexation

Yisrael Beytenu party chief Avigdor Liberman on Saturday accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “running away” to the US by traveling to Washington this coming week to discuss the Trump administration’s peace initiative. Liberman claimed the premier was attempting to avoid his promise to annex the Jordan Valley to Israel, a move he asserted could […]

Liberman on peace plan timing: ‘Next Tuesday we must focus only on immunity’

Yisrael Beitenu head Avigdor Liberman on Friday slammed the timing of the likely release of the US Middle East peace plan after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party chief Benny Gantz were invited to a meeting at the White House on the day of a Knesset vote on the prime minister’s immunity. […]

Seemingly killing PM’s immunity hopes, Liberman says cases must go to court

Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictments must be ruled on in court, signaling he would not support efforts for the Knesset to grant Netanyahu parliamentary immunity. “I hope that at the end of this process the prime minister will come out clean as snow but the only place […]

Left and right unite in denouncing Liberman’s ‘anti-Semitic’ speech

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman may have failed in his efforts to push for a unity government, but on Wednesday he managed to unite lawmakers from right to left — in condemning him. Liberman was attacked from all across the political spectrum following a fiery speech in which he blamed both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

Stuck between Iran and a Liberman: 7 things to know for November 20

1. They couldn’t have just called? A day after four rockets were shot at Israel from Syria, Israel responded with a large reprisal airstrike operation, targeting dozens of Iranian and Syrian military sites in Syria. The operation was actually copped to by the IDF and politicians, a rarity. The Ynet news website calls the Israeli […]

After ultimatum, Netanyahu claims Liberman ‘fully coordinated’ with Arabs, Gantz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning launched an offensive against Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman, accusing him of “fully coordinating” his moves with the Arab parties and planning to form a minority government with them and the left wing. In a dramatic announcement Saturday night, Liberman presented a challenge to both Netanyahu and […]

Why Netanyahu was smart to go 1st, and why Liberman may yet be the man to watch

Over the past week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has proven that he is a creative politician, one determined to untangle the political Gordian Knot Israel is facing since the September 17 elections produced a deadlock between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party. Likud won 32 Knesset seats and Blue […]

Shas MK: Liberman mocks us by shopping on Shabbat at store that sells pork

A lawmaker from the ultra-Orthodox Shas party on Sunday denounced Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avidgor Liberman as a person who would shop on Shabbat at a store that sells pork, as issues of religion and state remained front-and-center less than 48 hours before Israelis go the polls. The secularist Yisrael Beytenu has campaigned against religious […]

Netanyahu seethes at Liberman, opponents rejoice after camera bill fails

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seethed Monday, while his political opponents rejoiced, after a controversial bill the premier had pushed to allow party operatives to bring cameras into polling stations failed to get approval to be brought for a Knesset vote. Netanyahu blasted Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman for scuppering the bill by withdrawing support […]

Spinning heads: Could Liberman really become PM under a rotation deal?

In the April election, the ruling Likud party and rival Blue and White won 35 seats apiece in the 120-seat Knesset but, without the support of Yisrael Beytenu’s leader, Avigdor Liberman, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud was unable to form a majority coalition and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White didn’t get the (implausible) chance to try. Since […]

Liberman: Future peace deal with Palestinians must include Arab Israelis

Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman on Monday said Israel could come to no peace agreement with the Palestinians unless such a deal also addressed what he called the Jewish state’s even more intractable conflict with its Arab citizens. “We do not have a separate conflict with the Palestinians, and anyone who claims so, does not […]

Liberman: ‘No essential difference’ between Netanyahu, Gantz; either can be PM

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman insisted Sunday that “there is no essential difference” between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Blue and White rival Benny Gantz, either of whom he said could be premier. Since fresh elections were called last month after Netanyahu failed to form a ruling coalition, Liberman has called for a […]

Liberman: PM seeking minority coalition with Haredim propped up by Arab parties

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman claimed on Monday that after the next election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will work to form a minority coalition with the ultra-Orthodox parties, which will rely on outside support from the Arab Israeli factions. Playing off the infamous “Arabs are rushing to the polls in droves” warning made by Netanyahu […]

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman Resigns Following Tel Aviv’s Humiliation in Gaza

What a difference a week makes. The Israeli political establishment is in meltdown following their recent botched Israeli raid and haphazard IDF airstrikes on Gaza. What followed was almost unthinkable – a truce and temporary ceasefire was declared between the Israelis and Palestinians. Unable to contain the backlash of Israeli public opinion from war hawks […]

Avigdor Liberman backs IDF sniper in video, slams soldier who filmed shooting

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What Did Netanyahu, Liberman Say about Hariri’s Resignation?

Source November 5, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman turned to advantage from Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s resignation by attacking Iran and Hezbollah. “The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and his statements are a wake-up call for the international community to act against Iranian aggression,” Netanyahu said, adding […]

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