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  • Israeli official: Kill Hamas leaders

    11/18/2006 12:48:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/06 | Josef Federman - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israel's deputy prime minister on Saturday said Israel should assassinate Hamas' leadership, ignore the moderate Palestinian president and walk away from international peace efforts, the latest in a string of hard-line positions voiced by the newest member of the Cabinet. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman came as the rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, continued talks on forming a unity government. President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah hopes the coalition deal will enable him to revive peace efforts with Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert brought Lieberman into the government last month to shore up a shaky coalition government...
  • ‘Significant Escalation’: Tensions Flare in German-Israeli Relations

    02/18/2014 5:18:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 18, 2014 – 05:33 PM | Ralf Neukirch
    German-Israeli relations are at a nadir as German Chancellor Merkel begins her third term. When leaders of the countries meet next week, deals on smaller issues may be possible, but divisions over Israeli settlements will persist. […] Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman—with whom (German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter) Steinmeier already had a tepid relationship—read out a laundry list of complaints to his colleague from Berlin. It even included lesser issues, like research and scientific cooperation, an area in which Israel claims Germany is imposing unacceptable conditions. Lieberman said Berlin often hides behind European Union positions rather than presenting its own views....
  • Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted

    11/06/2013 12:04:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2013, 8:53 AM | Gil Ronen
    A three-judge panel unanimously acquitted former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of the charges against him Wednesday morning. The verdict means he can return to serve as foreign minister, but the state is expected to appeal it. “Seventeen years are over; it’s behind me,” Lieberman told reporters after the verdict. “I want to thank my family and friends who truly stood by me in all of those 17 years and gave me the support. I want to thank the defense team that did an amazing job; extraordinary.” “I do not intend to deal with this issue anymore,” he added. “This chapter...
  • Turkish FM Satisfied with Israel's Apology

    03/23/2013 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/13 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed satisfaction on Friday with Israel’s apology for the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Davutoglu, who just recently hinted there was a “secret deal” between Israel and Syria, said that all of Turkey's fundamental demands had been met with the apology. Earlier, Netanyahu spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and apologized for the deaths of nine Turks during Israel’s 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. Channel 10 News reported on Friday the details of the agreement between Israel and Turkey. Netanyahu, in addition to the apology, has agreed to compensate the...
  • Netanyahu ally: Peace with Palestinians impossible

    02/09/2013 4:42:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 1:37 PM EST
    A powerful partner of Israel’s prime minister has called peace with the Palestinians “impossible,” saying the conflict between them and Israel can only be “managed.” Saturday’s comments from former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman follow a White House announcement of an upcoming visit to Israel by President Barack Obama, expected to focus on a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. …
  • Lieberman: Journalists are Liars

    12/20/2012 12:23:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday launched a fierce attack against journalists in general, and Channel 10 and Yediot Aharonot in particular, according to a report in media news website Ice. Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, Lieberman said that some journalists in Israel serve an agenda, and are "liars without limits." Channel 10, said Lieberman, is trying to influence the outcome of the investigation against him. "Channel 10 blackmails and places unreasonable pressure on all of the decision makers in my case," he explained. "Anyone who tries to be objective is simply threatened by them." He also singled out...
  • Hard-Line Israeli Foreign Minister Resigns [Avigdor Lieberman]

    12/16/2012 2:27:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012 | Jodi Rudoren
    Born in Moldova, Mr. Lieberman enjoys wide support among Israel's one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union. He lives in a West Bank settlement considered illegal under international law, and he is perhaps the government's harshest critic of President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, having called for his ouster and denounced as "diplomatic terrorism" his recent bid for upgraded Palestinian status at the United Nations. Polls have consistently shown that Mr. Lieberman's joint ticket with Mr. Netanyahu, known here as Likud Beiteinu, is expected to receive up to 40 of the 120 seats in Israel's next Parliament, by...
  • Israel's Lieberman looking to avoid fraud charges

    01/17/2012 7:17:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-17-2012 | Ori Lewis
    (Reuters) - Lawyers for Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman faced a hearing on Tuesday where they argued against his being indicted on graft charges that would force his resignation and could trigger early Israeli elections. Justice officials announced last April that Lieberman, an outspoken rightwinger who heads the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel is Our Home) coalition party, faced possible charges of fraud, money laundering and witness tampering. Prosecutors suspect Lieberman of using shell companies and third-party accounts to receive more than $1.2 million illicitly while in public office, including from foreign businessmen with interests in Israel.
  • Lieberman: Stop Pouncing on the Settlers

    12/19/2011 2:53:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beitenu faction, said Monday that the attacks against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron, or Yesha) are wrong and hypocritical. "There is no justification, and no excuse can be accepted with regard to hurting IDF soldiers," he said, in reference to the incident a week ago in which Yesha youths allegedly vandalized an IDF base. "Between that and shooting protesters – and it doesn't matter if they are Jewish or not – there is a great difference." "In the media frenzy regarding the outposts, too, the media is not...
  • Lieberman: Russia elections were fair and democratic

    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, and said that he believes the recent elections in Russia were fair and democratic, the Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported. According to the report, Lieberman said that he shares the view of the Israeli observers who oversaw the election in Russia, who said they were fair and democratic. The elections, which were recently described by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as neither free nor fair, resulted with Putin's United Russia party winning less than 50 percent of Sunday's vote – a steep fall from...
  • Poll: Israeli Youth Identifies with the Right

    08/30/2011 12:03:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/11 | Elad Benari
    A new poll whose results were released on Monday has found that most youth in Israel tend to identify with the right side of the political map. According to the results reported on Channel 10 News, 17% of high school students believe that Israel’s next Prime Minister should be outspoken rightist Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu). Lieberman is followed by well-known leftist journalist and television personality, Yair Lapid (who has not officially announced he is running for politics but who has openly expressed his desire to rebuild his late father’s, Tommy Lapid’s militantly secular and anti-hareidi Shinui party), who got 13%....
  • Barak vs. Lieberman on Concession to Turkey

    07/22/2011 2:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    While the government has thus far refused to apologize to Turkey over a clash aboard a Gaza-bound boat in 2010, senior cabinet ministers are divided on the matter. Foremost among them are Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak; the former staunchly opposes an apology, while the latter supports it. “This is not a legal matter, but rather a political issue, and is not a question of defending IDF soldiers but of neglecting them, of irresponsibility on the diplomatic level,” Lieberman said Thursday. “If there is an apology, that means admitting defeat on the battlefield and the political...
  • Israel Warns It Might Act on Iranian Warships Passing Through Suez Canal

    02/16/2011 10:14:07 AM PST · by jhpigott · 109 replies
    Israel is monitoring two Iranian warships about to pass through the Suez Canal for Syria and warn they might act. Israeli's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says that "Israel cannot ignore these provocations," according to ynetnews.com. "Unfortunately, the international community is not ready to deal with Iran's repeated provocations," Lieberman said, according to the Jerusalem Post. Lieberman added that the warships was "a provocation that proves Iran's nerve and self-esteem is growing from day to day." Iran announced plans to deploy warships near Israel and dock at a Syrian port for a year, IsraelNationalNews.com reports. A senior Israeli official tells the...
  • Lieberman: How Will The World Stop Iran If It Can't Stop North Korea

    11/23/2010 8:14:52 AM PST · by Strategy · 31 replies
    Haaretz ^ | November 23, 2010
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the world's response to North Korea firing on their southern neighbor on Tuesday, asking how the world will be able to stop Iran if they can't stop North Korea. North Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells at a South Korean island on Tuesday, in one of the heaviest bombardments on the South since the Korean War ended in 1953. South Korea responded by firing 80 rounds of shells back at the North.
  • Behind the Axis: The North Korean Connection

    05/27/2010 6:27:00 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 290+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/22/2010 | Jonathan Spyder
    North Korean spokesmen reacted furiously last week to claims by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman that Pyongyang is supplying weapons technology to Iran and Syria. Representatives of the regime of Kim Jong-Il described Lieberman as an “imbecile.” The official Korean Central News Agency in a memorable phrase accused the foreign minister in an official statement of “faking up sheer lies.” The indignant denials notwithstanding, recent studies indicate that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as North Korea is officially known, is indeed playing a crucial but little remarked upon role in facilitating the arming of the Iran-led regional axis, including in...
  • Israel slams Russia's Hamas stance

    05/12/2010 8:57:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 217+ views
    jpost.com ^ | May 12, 2010
    The Foreign Ministry issued an uncharacteristically sharp response on Wednesday to a Russian and Turkish call to include Hamas in the diplomatic process, drawing parallels between Hamas and Chechen terrorists and saying it was wrong to distinguish between “good” and “bad” terrorists. The statement, released at the directive of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is currently in Tokyo, said Hamas was a terrorist organization that set as its goal the destruction of Israel. “Hamas people are responsible for the murder of hundreds of innocent civilians, including those who came from the former Soviet Union, and also Russian citizens,” the statement...
  • Lieberman: 'Land for Peace' is Dead

    02/08/2010 9:20:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 526+ views
    INN ^ | 2/8/10 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Israel Our Home party, says, "It's time to forget our obsession of "territory in exchange for peace; all future agreements must be based on 'peace in exchange for peace.'" Speaking at a party faction meeting on Monday, Lieberman said, "Peace is in fact our heart's desire, but it is not more important than Israel's existence as the state of the Jewish people or than lasting security for its citizens. We extend our hand in peace to enemies, but as long as they choose the path of war, we must be firm, return...
  • 'Celikkol tells MK he will travel to Turkey and may not return' (Israel slaps down Turkey)

    01/12/2010 12:43:25 PM PST · by dervish · 15 replies · 930+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/12/10 | Herb Keinon
    Oguz Celikkol, Turkey's ambassador to Israel, reportedly told Arab MK Taleb a-Sanaa (UAL) Tuesday evening he will be traveling to Ankara for consultations in reaction to what the Turks termed the shameful treatment he was given by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon during a meeting the two held on Monday evening, and that he may not return to Israel. Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Photo: AP [file] SLIDESHOW: Israel & Region | World The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report. Earlier Tuesday, the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv issued a warning saying that "if Israel did not issue a...
  • Lieberman: Balkans the Next Target of Worldwide Jihad

    01/05/2010 2:15:08 PM PST · by kronos77 · 29 replies · 1,140+ views
    At a meeting Tuesday with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that the worldwide jihad had set its sites on the area of the Balkans as its next target. Quoting Israeli intelligence sources, Lieberman said that Islamic fundamentalists were planning to take advantage of the tension between Muslim and Christian populations in the region. Fundamentalists were being funded by Iran and radical elements in Saudi Arabia, and had recruited Bosnians and Albanians for terror training camps. The new terrorists would be sent home to stir up trouble, in the hopes that an Islamic revolution could be...
  • (Time Mag's) Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up

    12/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    And of course, stories that Joe Klein makes up get recycled in Palestinian propaganda. Ben Smith reports: U.S. and Israeli officials are dismissing an eyebrow-raising claim from a prominent Palestinian activist and official, Mustafa Barghouti, in today's International Herald Tribune. "The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U.S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed deploring "U.S. and European inaction" in the face of Israeli intransigence. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, through a spokesman, dismissed the claim as "nonsense." "I have never heard such a thing,"...