Tag Archive for Avigdor Lieberman

Warring Palestinians in Lebanon turn refugee camp into war-zone, 10 dead, 50 injured


Israel Defense Minister:  World’s hypocrisy and double standard seen again as Lebanese Army allows ongoing clashes between religious militants and Palestinians in the middle of Ein el Hilweh, causing death, devastation and scores injured.

By Roi Kais and Itay Blumentha


Approximately 10 people were killed and 50 wounded in ongoing confrontation in the Ein El Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon between Palestinian factions and Islamists affiliated with the Salafi movement. Recently, an attempt was made to reach a cease-fire, and now the person who heads an armed group and is affiliated with the Salafis is being pursued.

Under the Cairo agreement signed in the early 1970s, the Lebanese army does not enter the Palestinian refugee camps. Continue Reading »

Saudi Arabia echoes Israeli warnings against Iran at Security Conference


Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Turkey’s foreign minister joined Avigdor Lieberman and the Saudi Foreign Minister urging the international community to punish Iran’s aggression and activities that are undermining regional stability.

By Itamar Eichner and Reuters


Israel and Saudi Arabia presented a united front on Sunday, issuing almost identical warnings of caution against Iranian aggression Sunday as the two countries urged the international community to punish Tehran for a myriad of activities undermining regional stability.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir closed ranks, despite their respective countries having no official diplomatic relations, as they rebuffed statements made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calling on Sunni Muslim Gulf states to help reduce violence in the area. Continue Reading »

“Abu Mazen is an illegitimate leader.” – The Palestinians don’t support him.


Israel’s Defense Minister said at a National Security conference Tuesday that “The PA does not exist,” it is split between Fatah & Hamas, and only “a comprehensive regional settlement with the moderate Sunni world,” can make peace.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke this evening (Tuesday) at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) from Tel Aviv.

In his speech, Lieberman explained that he does not believe that it is possible to reach a settlement with the Palestinian Authority in a bilateral agreement, but that a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict can only be reached through a regional agreement. Continue Reading »

Lieberman acknowledges French peace summit as ‘A modern day Dreyfus trial’


Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Defense Minister says the timing of the French peace summit, January 15th, a strategic 5 days before Obama leaves office serves but one purpose: ‘to undermine the State of Israel’s security & tarnish its good name.’

By Moran Azulay


Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday slammed France’s peace summit scheduled for next month, calling it “a modern day Dreyfus trial.”

“There’s only one difference,” he asserted, “this time, instead of the defendant being one Jew, it will be the entire nation of Israel and the State of Israel.”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - Photo: AP

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas – Photo: AP

He criticized the timing of the summit, which was scheduled for December but postpone to January 15—five days before US President Barack Obama leaves office. Continue Reading »

Trump Transition Team Tells Israel to ‘Calm Down’

Trump’s transition team says US president-elect is unhappy with wild Israeli assumptions over his future US-Israel policies.

By Ryan Jones


US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has urged Israel to bridle its overt excitement over their candidate’s surprise victory and what it could mean for the Jewish settlement enterprise.

“We’ve been receiving official messages from Trump’s team. They’re expecting us to act modestly,” Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told a press conference on Wednesday. “There are people in his close circle that we know well, they’re telling us ,‘Wait. Don’t set facts on the ground.’”

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016. - Photo: Israel's Gov't Press Office/Kobi Gideon

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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Israel’s Defense Minister calls to shun Joint List for boycotting Peres’ funeral


Joint List Chairman slams Lieberman’s initiative to have gov’t Knesset members walk out during Knesset speeches by Joint List MKs because of their refusal to attend or participate in Shimon Peres’s funeral.

By Itamar Eichner


Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has requested from Coalition Leader MK David Bitan to sanction a decision demanding that the coalition boycott the Joint List in the Knesset.

Joint Arab List

The initiative was formed shortly after the Joint List presided over a boycott of the funeral of Israel’s former President Shimon Peres.

The Yisrael Beytenu leader said that the decision to boycott Peres’s funeral constituted the crossing of a red line and that a decision must be taken to boycott speeches and appearances of its members during a full Knesset session. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister: ‘Land for peace’ concept has failed


Liberman again proposes that some Israeli-Arab towns be transferred into future Palestinian state for West Bank settlements to be attached to Israel.

By i24news


The Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman at a ceremony in Jerusalem, July 19, 2016Liberman proposes some Israeli-Arab towns be transferred into future Palestinian state

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Monday said that “the model of land for peace has failed.”

Speaking to students at Ariel University, in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, Liberman said that “the model of land for peace has failed, that’s why we speak of land and population swaps.”

“Abbas doesn’t want one Jew in his territory while we are expected to become a bi-national state,” the defense minister continued. Continue Reading »

Report: US-Israel 10-yr military aid package deal near agreement


Newly appointed Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Washington Sunday to discuss “regional security challenges in the Middle East and areas of mutual defense cooperation.”

By i24news


A new 10-year US military aid package to Israel is on the verge of completion after a year of stuttering, back-and-forth negotiations between the two countries, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter meets with Israel’s Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman June 20, 2016- Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen/DOD

Citing a senior Israeli official in Washington, the Post reports that Monday’s meeting between new Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and his US counterpart Ashton Carter went well, and that Israel does not want to wait until President Barack Obama has left office, as had been previously reported. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister revokes VIP entry permit of Palestinian official

Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman canceled Mohammed Al-Madani’s VIP entry permit, saying the Palestinian Authority’s outreach liaison to Israeli society was engaging in “subversive political activities.”

By Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom Staff & The Associated Press


Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday revoked the VIP entry permit of the Palestinian Authority’s outreach liaison to Israeli society.

The Qalandiya crossing between Jerusalem and Ramallah –  Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Lieberman said the VIP permit of Mohammed Al-Madani was revoked because he had engaged in “subversive political activities,” including trying to create a political party that included Israeli Arabs and Mizrahi Jews. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Knesset to propose Death Penalty legislation for convicted terrorists


The controversial proposal from former FM Avigdor Lieberman would enable courts to sentence convicted terrorists to death.

By David Rosenberg


The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is set to discuss on Sunday a controversial proposal from former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman that would enable courts to sentence convicted terrorists to death.

If passed, the legislation would enable military courts to sentence terrorists convicted of attacks “intended to kill citizens for political, national, religious, or ideological purposes.”

The law would also require only a majority, rather than a unanimous decision, to sentence terrorists to death. It would also prohibit reducing the sentence once it has been finalized. Continue Reading »

Israel’s MK Lieberman initiates offensive to remove Haneen Zoabi from Knesset


MK Lieberman’s proposal seeks to restrain the Supreme Court from interfering in the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee decisions to ban a candidate, or a political party, from participating in Israel’s elections for parliament.

By Attila Somfalvi


Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman launched a campaign on Wednesday morning calling to remove Joint Arab List MK Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset.

Lieberman holding a sign calling to ‘Kick Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset – for good!’

“Together, we will kick out terror supporters from the Knesset,” Lieberman said in a Facebook post.

In a video posted on his official Facebook page, the Yisrael Beytenu leader calls on the Israeli public to pressure MKs to support his new bill proposal that seeks to remove both Zoabi and her party Balad, currently a part of the Joint Arab List, from the Knesset. Continue Reading »

FM Lieberman fumes: ‘Let Europeans put yellow badges on settlements products’

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman invokes Nazi horrors as he condemns calls from Western European leaders to label Israeli goods produced in Judea and Samaria.

By i24news 

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday made a reference to WWII Nazi horrors as he hit out at his European counterparts who have the previous day called to label goods manufactured in West Bank settlements.

Avigdor Lieberman – Photo: Gali Tibbon (AFP/Archives)

“They can put a yellow patch on products from Judea and Samaria and the Golan,” the hawkish was quoted by the Ynetnews website as saying.

Israel marked its official Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier in the week with memorials and ceremonies.

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Lieberman: We’ll seek death penalty to terrorists, end of Hamas control over Gaza

Israel’s Foreign Minister tells i24news he’ll push for ouster of Hamas, death penalty for terrorists and will never a form coalition with leftists.

By i24news


The first law Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will push for during his party’s next tenure in the Knesset will be capital punishment for terrorists, the official told i24news in an exclusive interview.

Avigdor Lieberman – Photo: i24news

Capital punishment is currently not practiced in Israel, and only two people were executed in the state’s history: the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and a soldier accused of treason and exonerated posthumously.

The hawkish statesman said he was not overly concerned over his party’s performance in the polls, which predicted it might struggle to pass the electoral barrier and could face a spell on the sidelines of Israeli politics. Continue Reading »

Israel’s FM: 3rd Lebanon war, as is 4th in Gaza, inevitable

WATCH: Foreign Minister says ‘Hezbollah is bolder, more determined, more provocative’ and has forced new ‘game rules’ on Israel. This is a precedent that everyone’s following, they’re following our response or rather, lack thereof,’ he tells Ynet in interview.

By Attila Somfalvi


“A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable” because of indecisiveness in Israel’s response to the Hezbollah attack in Mt. Dov, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Ynet on Sunday morning.

The foreign minister said Israel’s deterrence has been compromised following the Hezbollah attack last week that left two IDF soldiers dead and 7 others wounded, and what he considered to be an insufficient response from Israel. Continue Reading »

Spain requests UN probe into peacekeeper’s death in Lebanon from IDF retaliatory fire

Israel’s FM Lieberman offered his condolences to his Spanish counterpart on peacekeeper’s death, explaining how Israel holds Hezbollah responsible.

By i24news


Spain on Wednesday appealed to the UN asking the international body to launch an “urgent” probe into the death of a Spanish peacekeeper near the Lebanese border earlier in the day.

IDF evacuating injured IDF soldier after Hezbollah attack on Israel, 28/01/15 – Photo: AFP

A UN peacekeeper from Spain was killed in Lebanon on Wednesday in an exchange of fire that ensued between Israel and Hezbollah, following an attack by the Lebanon-based terror group that left two Israeli soldiers dead. Continue Reading »