Avigdor Lieberman


Benjamin Netanyahu Just Formed the Most Right-Wing Government in Israel's History

Netanyahu's new defense minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, is known for his criticism of Israel's Arab minority, US-sponsored peace talks with Palestinians, and regional powers Egypt and Turkey.
Reuters News Agency
middle east

Israel's Defense Minister Resigns, Says 'Extremist Elements' Have Taken Over Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly offered the job to hardliner Avigidor Lieberman, in a move set to create the most right-wing government in the country's history.
Harriet Salem
middle east

Israeli Judge: Evidence Against Soldier Who Allegedly Executed Palestinian is 'Inconclusive'

The Israeli army says the Palestinian, who was later identified as Abed al-Fatah al-Sharif, had tried to stab an Israeli soldier right before the camera started recording.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
middle east

Israel Foils Plot To Assassinate Foreign Minister With Rocket-Propelled Grenade

Israeli security services say they stopped a Hamas plan to assassinate the country's right-wing foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.
Harriet Salem

The Arab-Israeli Conflict is Playing out on the Pitch

Israel's only soccer team based in an Israeli-Arab city will play host to Beitar Jerusalem, and its far right ultras "La Familia" on Sunday.
Raphael Gellar

Racists Are Rampaging Through Israel

Militarism and nationalism have always been part of the Israeli education system—embedded in history books, on maps on the walls, in cartoons of Palestinians on camels—but things seem to have gone further under Netanyahu’s watch.
Philip Kleinfeld

Journalists Are Dodging Rockets and Online Attacks as Gaza Crumbles

The role of the press in the turbulent conflict playing out in the Gaza Strip is becoming more and more a part of the story.
Justin Glawe
middle east

Anti-Palestinian Attacks Surge in Israel Ahead of Pope’s Visit

Tensions are building before Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land on May 25, and Jewish extremists are vandalizing mosques and churches.
Dylan Collins