Avigdor Liberman

Avigdor Liberman Supports Law to Block Benjamin Netanyahu

TEL AVIV – Yisrael Beitenu leader and election kingmaker Avigdor Liberman on Thursday added his voice to the chorus of support for Blue and White’s proposed legislation to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the grounds an indicted prime minister should be barred from office. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Former Israel Minister for Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman at his election campaign headquarters on Janurary 23, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Netanyahu was re-elected for a third term and will return to office, according to exit polls. Israel had the highest turnout of voters …

Netanyahu Challenges Gantz to Rare Televised Debate

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday challenged his main political rival, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, to a rare election debate ahead of the March 2 elections. 

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Report: Avigdor Liberman Aided Ultra-Orthodox in Obtaining Draft Exemptions

TEL AVIV – Avigdor Liberman, who single-handedly led the country to the voting booths three times within a year over his vehement opposition to draft exemptions for the ultra-Orthodox, was the subject of an exposé published Monday that found he had issued hundreds of exemptions to yeshiva students while serving as defense minister.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman listens during a news conference after his talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Likud to Hold Primaries If Israeli Elections Called

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acquiesced Monday to demands that his Likud party hold primaries for the party leadership in the case that new elections are called, pitting the prime minister against his main challenger within the party MK Gideon Sa’ar. 

Israeli Likud Party member and former Interior Minister Gidon Saar attends an election campaign meeting in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 04, 2019. - Analysts say the primaries have shown that Netanyahu's power within the party is not without limits, as evident in the success of Gideon …

Deadlocked Knesset Continues as Final Votes Get Counted

With 89.8 percent of votes having been counted by the Central Elections Committee, Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party on Wednesday was projected to secure 32 seats in the Knesset, edging ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, which stood at 31 seats.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 17: A man looks at the TV exit polls at the Likud Party after vote event on September 17, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. All TV exit polls see no clear winner in Isreal's elections. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Exit Polls Show No Clear Winner in Israeli Election

Exit polls from all three of Israel’s major television networks project no clear winner in today’s historic Israeli elections, which took place five months after the last round of voting failed to form a stable governing coalition for the first time in the country’s history.

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Netanyahu Considers Proposal to Cancel September Election

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will consider a proposal by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to cancel the September 17 elections and form a new government, his Likud party announced Tuesday.

An orthodox Jew casts his ballot on election day for the 20th Knesset on March 17, 2015 in Bnei Brak, Israel. Israel's general election voting has begun today as polls show on that Chairman of the Zionist Union party, Isaac Herzog stands as the only rival to current Prime Minister …

Netanyahu: Avigdor Liberman ‘Brings Down Right-wing Governments’

TEL AVIV – The Israeli Knesset voted to dissolve the Knesset just after midnight Thursday, prompting an angry Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to blame “left” Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman for “dragging the country to unnecessary elections.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman speak to the press at the scene of a shooting outside Max Brenner restaurant in Sarona Market on June 8, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to police reports, four Israelis were killed and several others wounded when two …

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Taps Netanyahu to Form 35th Government

TEL AVIV – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday officially appointed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the task of forming a new government for the 21st Knesset and added a plea that the Israeli premier do everything in his fifth term to bridge divides in the nation after an “us versus them” election campaign.

Netanyahu formally named next Israeli PM

Poll: Netanyahu’s Likud Takes Lead Over Rival Gantz’s Blue and White

TEL AVIV – A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April’s elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Naftali Bennett Forms Secular-Religious ‘New Right’ Party

TEL AVIV – Education Minister Naftali Bennett and leader of the Jewish Home and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Saturday announced they were quitting the party to set up a new secular-religious platform called HaYamin HeHadash (“The New Right”).

Two right-wing ministers form new party ahead of Israel polls

Report: Netanyahu Failed to Persuade Trump to Reverse Syria Decision

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have tried in vain to persuade President Donald Trump to walk back his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a move that was met with significant “disappointment” in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported. 

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect …