Chased him for 17 years. Political persecution, ya think?
Had he been a Left-wing politician, they would have arrived at the same verdict but after 2 and not 17 years.
People love to hate him because he is Russian, gruff, does not mince his words and says what most Israelis know viscerally to be true but are afraid to say it public.
He states the truth albeit in a very undiplomatic way and he is the Foreign Minister! He knows the true intentions of Israel's enemies even though they (the PLO) are packaged as Israel's “PARTNERS FOR PEACE”. Lieberman knows it's a lie and says so without reservation, much to the chagrin of naive diplomats.