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  • Defense Minister to VP Pence: “We Expect to See US Embassy in Jerusalem Soon”

    03/08/2017 9:11:48 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 44 replies
    BIN ^ | 3/8/17 | Abra Forman
    Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday night that he “expects to see the U.S. Embassy at its new location in Jerusalem soon”. The comment came on the heels of a factfinding mission by two Republican senators to Jerusalem last weekend. The members of the House Subcommittee on National Security affirmed during the trip, which included scouting locations for the embassy, that President Donald Trump would not veto the Jerusalem Embassy Act when it comes up for review again in May. Liberman and Pence met at the White House during Liberman’s short visit to Washington...
  • Liberman quick to proclaim: I support the 'two-state solution'

    05/30/2016 2:48:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/5/16 | Hezki Baruch
    Newly sworn in Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman was quick to announce on Monday evening that he supports the “two-state solution” to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict. In a joint statement, Liberman and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed support for the recent call by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the sides to reach a peace agreement. “I am committed to peace with our Palestinian neighbors and with all our neighbors,” the Prime Minister said in the statement. “The Arab peace initiative includes essential elements that can help restore constructive negotiations with the Palestinians. We are ready to negotiate with the...
  • Far left protests 'the most dangerous government ever'

    05/21/2016 3:54:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of far leftists held a protest on Saturday night at Tel Aviv's Habima Square, demonstrating against MK Avigdor Liberman being appointed Defense Minister as part of his Yisrael Beytenu party joining the coalition government. Present at the protest was MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz), former Labor MK Yael Dayan, chairperson of Meretz's management Ori Zachi - and counter-protesting the radical leftists, nationalist rap star Yoav Eliasi, better known by his stage name Hatzel. The leftist protesters bore signs reading "Liberman is a fascist," "the disaster government, we don't want any more victims," and "Liberman is war minister." Invitations to the...
  • Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say

    05/18/2016 1:49:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has accepted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s offer to join the coalition in return for the Defense and Immigration ministries, senior Yisrael Beytenu officials said on Wendesday. According to senior officials, the Prime Minister’s meeting Wednesday afternoon with Liberman has already laid the groundwork for Yisrael Beytenu’s entry into the government. Shortly after the meeting, Netanyahu reportedly called Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, informing him that Liberman had requested the Defense Ministry in exchange for his support of the Likud government. Senior officials have leaked details of the meeting, including Netanyahu’s offer to Liberman, which includes two...
  • Herzog fires back: It's either me or Liberman

    05/18/2016 6:06:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    Opposition leader and Zionist Union party chief Yitzhak Herzog has announced he is suspending unity government talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, after the premier issued an invitation to begin talks with Yisrael Beytenu party head Avigdor Liberman. n a markedly abrupt, pithy press conference, Herzog said Netanyahu faced a choice between "going to war and funerals, and the victory of (Avigdor) Liberman and (Naftali) Bennett, or the track of hope" - namely, inviting the Zionist Union party to join the coalition instead. "These are the choices - there are no other options," he added. "We won't continue negotiations at...
  • Liberman’s unacceptable war on Netanyahu [Israel]

    07/17/2014 6:14:10 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | David Horovitz
    If the foreign minister thinks the prime minister is doing a lousy job, he should either shut up when outvoted or quit, not publicly undermine the PM at the height of a bitter conflict with Hamas. Israel is currently a nation at war. It has been targeted with some 1,300 rockets over the past eight days fired at its population almost everywhere in the country. Untenably, on Tuesday, Liberman sought to score points at the expense of Israelis’ faith in their leadership. Whether his prescription for Gaza is right or wrong — does Israel really want to reconquer Gaza and...
  • Liberman at JPost Conference: I'd rather go to new elections than release Palestinian terrorists

    04/07/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by zoharm · 2 replies
    Liberman at JPost Conference: I'd rather go to new elections than release Palestinian terrorists
  • MK Tibi...says Israel should agree to Partition Plan of '47

    01/09/2014 12:12:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/1/14 | Yasser Okbi
    Israeli Arab leaders continued to drum up opposition on Thursday to Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s proposal that Israel offer the Palestinian Authority control over townships inhabited predominantly by Palestinians in exchange for settlements in the West Bank. During a demonstration against the Prawer-Begin Plan for Beduin resettlement, MK Ahmed Tibi lambasted “the immigrant” Liberman. “Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s statements regarding territorial swaps are provocative,” Tibi said. “We [Arabs] were in the Triangle before the establishment of the State of Israel. We didn’t come here on boats or planes.” “Liberman is an immigrant,” Tibi said. “If he wants to repartition the...
  • Liberman: 'Be Like the British - Let Terrorists Hunger Strike'

    12/25/2013 7:05:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/13 | Ari Yashar
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) called for the recapture of Samer Issawi, the jailed terrorist who was released Monday after a 266 day hunger strike. Just after his release, Liberman notes that Issawi called for the kidnapping of IDF soldiers, saying "the release of prisoners will only be achieved through kidnapping and prisoner exchange deals, nothing will be achieved without that." ..... In 2002 Issawi was sentenced to 26 years in jail for terrorism, going free after a mere 10 years in the deal to free Gilad Shalit. After signing a promise not to return to terrorist activities, Issawi...
  • Herzog: Liberman Trying to Sabotage the Peace Process

    12/07/2013 6:42:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Opposition leader MK Yitzchak Herzog (Labor) on Saturday accused Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman of trying to sabotage the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Herzog, who is currently in Washington where he will meet with National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry, was responding to Liberman’s remarks at the Saban Forum on Friday, where the Foreign Minister said that peace was impossible in the near future, because there was “zero trust” between the two sides. Herzog called on Liberman to undergo a “reality check”, saying that the Foreign Minister “should remember that even if...
  • Tibi: Liberman 'A Fascist Immigrant Who Stole Arab Land'

    11/30/2013 6:21:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/13 | Elad Benari
    MK Ahmed Tibi on Saturday night slammed Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman over his remarks following the Bedouin violent ‘Day of Rage’. "The audacity of a fascist immigrant who sits on land which he stole from its Arab owners,” Tibi charged, responding to Liberman’s remarks that the Bedouin had stolen state land and were controlling it by force. “The Bedouin in the Negev did steal any land and they did not come here either on a plane or by boat,” he added. In his comments following the violent protests in the Negev, Haifa, Samaria and Gaza, Liberman called for a new...
  • Liberman bringing yarmulke back to court (Basketball)

    12/06/2012 9:24:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/6/12 | Paul Lukas
    Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Saturday. But there's already cause for celebration among Jewish basketball fans thanks to Aaron Liberman, a freshman walk-on at Northwestern who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew. He hasn't yet appeared in a game this season because of a nasty case of shin splints, but he's easy to spot on the bench: He's the one wearing a yarmulke. Uni Watch When Liberman is eventually given medical clearance to make his Northwestern debut, which he expects will be "pretty soon," he plans to wear his yarmulke on the court. (Northwestern is...
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects Nelson amendment on abortion (More to come...)

    12/08/2009 2:41:07 PM PST · by JerseyRepub · 149 replies · 9,499+ views
    Senate rejects Nelson amendment on abortion
  • Joe Lieberman: I'll filibuster Harry Reid's plan(Lieberman Will Join GOP Filibister Of ObamaCare)

    10/27/2009 11:20:31 AM PDT · by careyb · 108 replies · 6,003+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/26/09 | MANU RAJU
    <p>Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he’d back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill. Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue, said he opposes any health care bill that includes a government-run insurance program — even if it includes a provision allowing states to opt out of the program, as Reid’s has said the Senate bill will. "We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now." Lieberman added that he’d vote against a public option plan “even with an opt-out because it still creates a whole new government entitlement program for which taxpayers will be on the line." .................</p>
  • Avigdor Liberman Spoke the TRUTH Yesterday

    04/02/2009 1:04:55 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 388+ views
    Israel FM/Yidwithlid ^ | 4/2/09 | Yidwithlid
    Yesterday New Israeli foreign minister,Avigdor Liberman, took his oath of office and laid out his agenda. Most of the media got so upset by his words that they practically went into cardiac shock. The fact is that Liberman did not speak words of war, or conflict, he spoke words of truth:
  • The New Triumvirate..... a vision of the McCain:Palin Future (vanity)

    09/07/2008 5:42:57 AM PDT · by bert · 70+ views
    Bert's Right | 09/07/08 | Bert
    A vision of the future…… McCain:Palin I have written a few sentences on the subject several times. I need to apply a little thought and expand the sentences to a few paragraphs. The vision is mostly clear and then a little smoke comes across and obscures the picture. The picture is the future of a government headed by a President McCain. I view the crystal ball as an outsider, not a McCain man. Fred Thompson came closest to being my favorite candidate. The main point, the prominence sticking out above the ground clutter, is the US Senate. To actually govern,...
  • 'US Jews dislike Lieberman, Hagee'

    08/04/2008 7:09:04 AM PDT · by Alouette · 52 replies · 315+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 4, 2008
    According to the latest poll, US Jews are down on Sen. Joe Lieberman and evangelical Pastor John Hagee. Therein lies the rub: Hagee's spokesmen do not believe the results, saying the poll - commissioned by J Street, the new left-leaning pro-Israel lobby - relied on skewed questions. As for Lieberman, the Democratic-turned-independent US senator from Connecticut is not disputing the findings, but says he pays little attention to polls. According to the poll, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points, Lieberman scored an unfavorable rating of 48 percent among US Jews, compared to a favorable rating of...
  • Senate Stalled on Oil, Lieberman Willing to Drill(Lieberman getting it?)

    07/28/2008 9:46:23 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 18 replies · 149+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 7/28/08 | Jesse A. Hamilton
    Lieberman, though, indicated he's willing to do something on drilling. "We've got to look at ways that seem sensible to try to lower prices." He thinks approving environmentally careful offshore drilling "would have a downward affect on oil futures." He said, "I now view this kind of drilling as a bridge to the next chapter of our energy history."
  • Jewish Whispering Campaign (Obama's treatment of Lieberman)

    06/10/2008 8:20:51 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 54 replies · 88+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10 June 2008 | Mark Hemingway
    Newsweek has a piece this week on Barack Obama — titled “His Jewish Problem: A Myth?” — that is an absolutely Herculean feat of water-carrying for the Illinois senator. But before tackling the factual problems, the article’s biggest problem needs to be addressed — Newsweek aids and abets the Obama campaign’s decision to slander Joe Lieberman: (From Newsweek) In a brief but animated Senate floor confrontation last week, according to a campaign aide who asked for anonymity when talking about private discussions, Obama told Lieberman he was surprised by Lieberman’s personal attacks and his half-hearted denials of the false rumors...
  • 2 Senators for McCain Leave Group After Ads [Graham and Liberman]

    05/29/2008 9:35:00 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 7 replies · 186+ views
    NYT ^ | May 29th, 2008 | MICHAEL LUO
    Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, prominent surrogates for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, stepped down Wednesday from their positions with an independent group that released a pair of Internet advertisements attacking Senator Barack Obama on Iraq. Mr. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, and Mr. Graham, Republican of South Carolina, were both on the policy advisory board to the organization, Vets for Freedom, which on Wednesday released its second Web advertisement in less than a week attacking Mr. Obama. The senators’ positions with the group, which describes itself as a grass-roots advocacy organization pushing for victory in Iraq and Afghanistan,...