Avigdor Liberman

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

Kahlon: Gaza Truce ‘Not A Win’ for Hamas

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said Saturday that the Israeli government knew that the truce with Palestinian terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would not be a popular decision, but that security chiefs were unanimous in their recommendations that this was the right course of action.

Israeli politician former Likud minister and head the Kulanu party, Moshe Kahlon, delivers a speech during a debate on economy on March 11, 2015 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Six days before Israel votes in a snap general election, the centre-left Zionist Union opened a lead of …

Report: Netanyahu Tells Allies He May Face Early Elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly told ministers in his coalition that he will not be able to appoint Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home party to the defense minister post because of opposition to the move from other coalition partners, a development which likely puts Israel on course for early elections.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Netanyahu Coalition In Crisis Over Liberman Resignation

TEL AVIV – The coalition hung in the balance Wednesday in the wake of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s announcement that he was resigning over Israel’s “capitulation to terror” in agreeing to a ceasefire agreement with Gaza and his subsequent call for new elections.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speak at the Knesset in Jerusalem

Netanyahu Threatens Hamas with ‘Very Powerful Blows’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman stepped up their threats and warned Hamas on Sunday of a “fearsome blow” if quiet did not return to the Gaza border, but the security cabinet met without publicly issuing any new directives regarding Gaza.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Israel Halts Fuel to Gaza Following Border Violence

TEL AVIV – Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered on Saturday the delivery of fuel in the Gaza Strip be suspended following violence on the border, including explosives on the border fence, the launching of incendiary devices, and a number of infiltrations into Israeli territory.  

Six Palestinians killed in clashes on Israel border: Gaza ministry