Tag Archives: Avigdor Liberman

The dysfunctional and incompetent Israeli government

The world’s media and diplomats love to paint Binyamin Netanyahu as “hardline”, Avigdor Liberman as to the right of Attila the Hun, and the cabinet in general as “the most right wing ever!“. All I can say to that is … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s appointment of Liberman as Defence Minister: Gewald on the Left, cautious welcome on the right

The last few days in have been a roller-coaster in Israeli politics, with coalition talks going on behind the scenes – but constantly leaked to the public – between Likud and, alternately, Zionist Union and Yisrael Beitenu. In the end, … Continue reading

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Perfidious Europe and its obssession with settlements

Once again the settlements, international law and Israel’s international standing are in the news – if these subjects ever actually left the limelight to begin with. Last week several European countries summoned their Israeli ambassadors to rebuke them over Israel’s … Continue reading

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Reclaim the language, reclaim the land

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has come up with a novel idea to solve the “land for peace” conundrum that has has been holding up any kind of peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. His theory – and this … Continue reading

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Avigdor Liberman acquitted of all charges after 17 years

After 17 long years of investigations, interrogations and trials, former and now-returned Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was acquitted today of all charges. The case was very complex and follows many other previous investigations. There was also a lot of political … Continue reading

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The Lieberman fiasco

A few weeks ago I wrote about the mystery surrounding the omission of Deputy FM Danny Ayalon from the Yisrael Beitenu list against the background of the resignation of the Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. At the time there was speculation … Continue reading

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