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01 Mar

Lieberman Claims Dozens of Weekly Attacks in Hebron

Minister of the Israeli occupation army, Avigdor Lieberman, has publicly claimed that the army’s security services foil, on a weekly basis, about 20 to 30 attacks on Israeli forces settlers in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank.   Lieberman took a tour of settlements in Hebron, Tuesday, with General […]

18 Feb

Lieberman Warns of Continued Violence in Gaza

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman has warned that Israeli aggression in Gaza while continue so long as ‘the score remains unsettled,’ according to a Sunday interview with Ynet. Lieberman’s warning was issued in response to an explosion along the Israel-Gaza border that wounded 4 IOF soldiers, two of which were […]

24 Jan

Lieberman Calls for Ban of Israeli Poet following Comparison of Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank

Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly instructed the state-run “Army Radio” to halt any future broadcasts of Israeli poet and songwriter Yehonatan Geffen, calling the poet’s work ‘sickening and outrageous’. On Monday night, Geffen released a short poem to his Instagram account in which he compared imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed […]

13 Dec

Lieberman Calls for Boycott on Arabs in Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for boycotting Arab citizens in Israel, for organizing protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Lieberman told Israeli TV Channel 2: “We have to boycott Um Al-Fahm and Wadi Ara [Israeli cities with a majority of Arab residents] in […]

23 Jun

Lieberman: No Return to Israel for Palestinian Refugees

During a speech at Israel’s Herzliya conference, aimed at discussing the country’s national policies, ultraright Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman rejected the possibility of Palestinian refugees from historic Palestine, which Israel was built on, being able to return to their lands within the 1967 borders, a right that is upheld […]

20 Apr

Lieberman Calls for Adoption of Thatcher’s Hunger Strike Policy

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman recently called for a policy of non-negotiation with Palestinian hunger strikers, following the steps of former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher’s policy in dealing with Irish Catholic hunger strikers in 1981. Avigdor Liberman suggested to take the approach of Thatcher, who publicly refused to accede […]

24 Oct

Lieberman: Israel Will Lift Seige on Gaza Strip if Hamas Demilitarizes

In a controversial move, the leading Palestinian newspaper, Al-Quds, has conducted a long interview with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman,  raising sharp criticism within the Palestinian community who called the interview an act of “normalizing occupation”. In the interview, Lieberman said, according to the PNN, that Israel is ready […]

05 Sep

Striking Gaza 50 times: Lieberman’s Phantom Victory

Israel’s latest disproportionate response to a rocket launched from Gaza is indicative of longstanding Israeli policy – not a unique willingness on the part of Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman to employ provocative violence against Palestinians. Though the latest Israeli response to a rocket launched from Gaza on 22 August 2016 […]

25 Aug

Private Sector Rejects Lieberman’s “Carrot and Stick” Plan

The Palestinian private sector, in a Thursday press statement, rejected and described as “insulting” the so called “carrot and stick” policy unveiled by current Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The statement, issued by the all-inclusive coordinating council of all the business associations, chambers of commerce, and industrial & trade organizations […]

18 Aug

Lieberman Approves New West Bank Security Plan

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman unveiled a new plan which aims to change the political and security reality in the West Bank. The Public Hebrew Radio reported, according to Al Ray, that the plan is based on offering economic intensives to Palestinian communities where no commando operations were launched. In return, […]

22 Jul

Lieberman: Mahmoud Darwish Poem Comparable to ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Israeli army radio broadcast works by the iconic Palestinian writer as part of its “University on […]

18 Jul

Lieberman Vows to Improve Checkpoints, Enforces Apartheid System

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Monday, said that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s visit to Hizma checkpoint and vows to ease the travel process is an enforcement of the apartheid system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Lieberman, on Sunday, visited Hizma checkpoint into Jerusalem and promised to “streamline passage […]

20 May

Hamas: “Lieberman’s Threats Do Not Scare Us”

Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said Friday that the threats of the newly appointment Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, against the movement and the Gaza Strip, do not scare it, and that it will always remain steady. Member of the Political Bureau of Hamas Fathi Hammad said during a massive procession […]

30 Mar

Lieberman Demands The Release Of Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian

March 30, 2016 6:16 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister and the head of “Israel Our Home” far-right fundamentalist party, Avigdor Lieberman, was among the hundreds of Israeli fanatics, protesting in front of the Military Court that was holding a hearing in the case of the soldier who was caught on tape executing a seriously wounded Palestinian, […]

18 Jan

Lieberman: B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence are ‘Traitors’

January 18, 2016 2:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yisrael Beiteinu party leader, Avigdor Lieberman, on Friday, called Israeli human rights organizations B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence ‘traitors’, stating that the groups were funded by the same people who finance Hamas.According to the PNN, the right-wing party leader said, in an Israeli Channel interview, on Friday, January 15, that: […]

06 May

Lieberman to Resign; Yisrael Beiteinu to Boycott Netanyahu Regime

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that he will resign his position and that his political party will not take part in Israel’s incoming government.According to Al Ray correspondence (Andalou), Lieberman was quoted on Monday, by Israeli daily Haaretz, as saying that the coalition government currently being set up […]

16 Mar

Lieberman Tours Ibrahimi Mosque, Incites Tensions

March 16, 2015 3:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli right-wing politician and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Sunday afternoon, broke into Hebron’s Al Ibrahimi mosque. His provocative ‘visit’ came to claim that the mosque had a Jewish identity, and counts as an election campaign for the Knesset elections coming in two days.According to the PNN, Israeli forces around the […]

10 Mar

Lieberman Suggests Decapitation for Disloyal Arabs

March 10, 2015 2:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister and the head of Yisrael Beiteinu Party, Avigdor Lieberman, lashed out at Israel’s Arab citizens, Sunday, threatening to cut their heads off with an axe.’Those who are with us deserve everything, but those who are against us deserve to have their heads chopped off with an axe,’ […]

17 Jan

Lieberman Threatens To “Dismantle” ICC

Following the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation to determine “whether war crimes have been committed” during Israel’s last war Gaza in the summer of 2014, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened that Israel “would act on dissolving the ICC,’ and considered the decision […]

22 Nov

Lieberman Assasination Attempt Suspects Charged

November 22, 2014 2:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

Israel’s Shin Bet security service revealed, Thursday, that security forces had apprehended a Hamas-affiliated group in the West Bank who planned to assassinate far-right Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.According to AFP, the service said that three suspects in custody ‘collected advance intelligence on the minister’s convoy,’ on its journeys to […]

18 May

Lieberman: “Israel Has An Alternate Plan For Peace”

[Saturday, May 17, 2014] Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that his Ministry has an alternate plan to use following the collapse of direct talks with the Palestinians, and that he presented his plan to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Lieberman said the time has not come for officially presenting […]

24 Apr

Lieberman: “Fateh-Hamas Agreement, An End to Negotiations”

April 24, 2014 5:39 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister and head of Israel Our Home Party, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Wednesday that the signed agreement between Fateh and Hamas movements “is an end to political negotiations with Israel”.The two movements agreed to form a technocrat government which would also include other factions and independent figures. In a […]

08 Mar

Lieberman Denies EU Request To Visit Palestinian Detainees

March 8, 2014 8:54 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

A request by a European Union official to visit Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel, was denied by Israeli Foriegn Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, of the extreme right-wing “Israel Our Home” party.Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth has reported that the Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the EU, Elmar Brok, contacted the Israel’s EU […]

05 Dec

Liebermann Alleges P.A. Avoiding Real Peace

December 5, 2013 5:49 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank is ‘avoiding talks’ with Tel Aviv, and is ‘not interested in genuine peace’.Following his meeting in New York with UN Secretary General, Lieberman said that the Palestinians are “focusing on Israel’s settlement activities that are […]

10 Nov

Meretz Head Calls On Netanyahu Not To Appoint Lieberman As FM

November 10, 2013 12:21 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Chairwoman of the Meretz Israeli Party Zahava Gal-On called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from appointing Avigdor Lieberman as Foreign Minister due to his extreme views that isolated Israel.Gal-On said Lieberman turned Israel into an isolated country, and that appointing him as FM will cause further harm […]

24 Jun

Lieberman Calls for “Reoccupying” Gaza

Israeli Member of Knesset, head of the Foreign and Security Committee, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Monday [June 24 2013] that Israel should seriously consider “reoccupying and imposing fill Israeli military and security control over the Gaza Strip”.His statements came during an interview with the Israeli Radio. He said that “should Israel […]

12 Dec

Lieberman: “Heading To ICC, A Palestinian Declaration Of War On Israel”

December 12, 2012 8:49 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 1

Israeli Foreign Minister of the extremist far-right ‘Israel Our Home Party’, Avigdor Lieberman, stated that should the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Israeli for its decision to build 3000 settlement units, the move will be regarded by Israel as a […]

22 Aug

Lieberman: “Abbas, An Obstacle To Peace”

August 22, 2012 12:29 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, of the fundamentalist Israel Our Home Party, stated that the Quartet Committee must act of setting a date for general and presidential elections in the Palestinian territories, “in order to replace Abbas, who became an obstacle to peace in the region”.Lieberman sent a letter in […]

19 Jun

Lieberman: ‘Abbas, Greatest Obstacle To Peace’

June 19, 2012 4:48 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, of the far right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) Party, stated that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is an “obstacle to the peace process”, and added that should Abbas remain in power the peace process will fail to advance.His statements came during a session, at the […]

22 May

UK Community split over JNF Invitation to Avigdor Lieberman

In the UK, the Jewish National Fund and more than 280 ‘concerned’ Jews, including the religious head of the Reform Movement, clashed this week over the charity’s invitation to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman, the Head of the far right Yisrael Beiteinu Party, is due in the UK next […]

22 Feb

Zahalka: “Lieberman’s Statements Reveal Israel’s Racist Nature”

February 22, 2012 1:22 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Arab Member of Knesset (MK), Jamal Zahalka, of the National Democratic Assembly, strongly denounced the statements of Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who attacked Arab members of Knesset, and stated that “they turned their parties into representatives of terrorist groups at the Knesset”.Lieberman attacked the Arab MK’s who visited the […]

25 Oct

Lieberman: “Abbas Is An Obstacle To Peace”

October 25, 2011 6:54 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister of the Yisrael Beiteinu far-right fundamentalist party, Avigdor Lieberman, stated that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is the immediate obstacle to peace, and that Abbas’ “his threats to resign are not threats but blessings”. Israeli Ynet News reported that Lieberman stated that the Palestinian President is not focusing […]

22 Sep

Lieberman Welcomes Obama’s Statements

September 22, 2011 5:54 AM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, welcomed the statements of U.S. President, Barack Obama, in front of the General Assembly in New York, and described them as “encouraging”.Lieberman, who is currently in New York, said that “there are no shortcuts to peace”, and that “Peace can only be achieved through peace […]

17 Jun

Lieberman: “We Will Cancel All Peace Accords Should Palestinians Declare State”

June 17, 2011 7:43 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign minister and leader of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party, Avigdor Lieberman, stated during his meeting with EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, that Israel will void all related peace agreements with the Palestinians, including Oslo, should the Palestinian leadership unilaterally declare a state at the United Nations.Lieberman stated […]

12 Apr

Lieberman: We should not settle for truce with Hamas

April 12, 2011 3:38 AM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, News Report, Truce 0

Israel should not invest efforts in settling for truce with Hamas in Gaza and should instead try to topple Hamas’ government in Gaza, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdore Lieberman said on Monday.Settling on truce with Hamas is “a grave error” said the right wing Minister amidst international meditation efforts are underway […]

26 Feb

‘Why I tried to arrest Avigdor Lieberman’

If apartheid is a crime, there is only one way to treat its practitioners: arrest them. That is precisely what I tried to do when I confronted Avigdor Lieberman, the architect of a series of laws designed to make Israeli apartheid even more draconian than it already is.As the Israeli […]

02 Feb

Lieberman to Hire European PR Firms

February 2, 2011 3:00 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In a move to improve Israel’s deteriorating image in the world, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has decided to make an unprecedented move by hiring a network of European public relations firms to conduct the state’s PR campaign throughout the continent. According to Tuesday’s report in the Jerusalem Post, the campaign […]

23 Jan

Lieberman’s “solution” : Palestinians will be forced to live on 13% of their original land

January 23, 2011 1:05 PM Saed Bannoura Opinion/Analysis, Peace process, West Bank 0

The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, known for his controversial stance advocating the ‘transfer’ of Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, has drafted his own map to “solve” the Israel-Palestine conflict, in which all land taken from the Palestinians by Israeli brute force would be allowed to remain in Israeli hands, leaving […]

11 Jan

Lieberman: ‘Israeli Groups that Provided Information to Goldstone Commission: Collabors With Terror’

January 11, 2011 6:31 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that Israeli organizations which provided information to the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (Goldstone Commission) are “net collaborators with terror whose goal is to harm the IDF and its determination to defend Israeli citizens.”Lieberman quoted from a letter sent to […]

06 Jan

Lieberman: “Gaza Siege Could Be Lifted if Smuggling Stops & International Forces Are Deployed”

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman stated during his Wednesday meeting with the visiting EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, that the siege on Gaza can only be lifted if the EU wants to deploy forces along the border, and help stop the smuggling of weapons into the coastal region. Lieberman […]

05 Jan

Lieberman: At least a Decade to Achieve Mid-east Peace

January 5, 2011 11:46 PM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli hard right-wing foreign affairs minister Avigdor Lieberman, speaking to Agency France Press in an exclusive interview, stressed on Tuesday that at least a decade is needed to reach a political agreement with the Palestinians as he does not see any real goodwill from the Palestinian leadership and there are […]

27 Dec

Lieberman: “P.A. An Illegal Entity, Not Interested In Peace”

December 27, 2010 11:52 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, a leader of the fundamentalist Israel Beiteinu Party, claimed Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (P.A) is not interested in peace with Israel, and stated that the P.A is an illegal entity. His statements came during the annual conference with international ambassadors in Israel. Lieberman stated that even […]

11 Oct

Lieberman To European Counterparts: “Go And Solve Your Problems First”

October 11, 2010 1:37 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel’s Foreign Minister of the fundamentalist right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, told his French and Spanish counterparts that Europe should first solve its own problems before trying to complain about Israeli policies.“Before complaining about our polices, go and solve your issues first”, Lieberman said, “After you do so, I will be […]

29 Sep

Netanyahu: “Lieberman’s UN Speech Does Not Represent Israel’s Official Stance”

September 29, 2010 7:56 PM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Following a controversial speech at the UN General Assembly by Israeli Foreign, Avigdor Lieberman, in which he said peace could take decades, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued a statement rejecting the speech, stating that it was not coordinated. Lieberman said that peace is unlikely in the current stage, and […]

10 Sep

Lieberman Vows To Counter Any Settlement Freeze

September 10, 2010 6:20 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, vowed to act against any decision to freeze settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including in occupied East Jerusalem.Lieberman said that he will counter any move that would lead to obstructing the construction and expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. In […]

20 Jul

Lieberman Fields Interest In Gaza Plan

July 20, 2010 12:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Israeli Foreign Minister has been fielding good press from his plan for a second disengagement of Gaza and plans to expand its infrastructure.Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman continued to push his brand new plan for a second disengagement from Gaza on Sunday, after a meeting with the EU foreign policy […]

17 Jul

Lieberman wants second disengagement of Gaza

July 17, 2010 1:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

The notorious Israeli Foreign Minister wants to cede all responsibility for Gaza to the Europeans.Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is supposedly crafting a plan that would give any and all responsibility for Gaza to European groups and nations. This comes five years after Israel’s pullout from the territory. The Foreign Minister […]

29 May

Lieberman: “Freedom Flotilla, Violent”

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Friday afternoon that the solidarity ships, filled with medical and humanitarian supplies, and heading to Gaza, is a “violent propaganda against Israel”, and vowed not to allow the ship to reach Gaza. He said that Israel will stop all attempts to break the siege, […]

25 May

Israeli Police Recommend Indicting Lieberman

May 25, 2010 12:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli police recommended indicting Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who is under investigation for corruption and money laundering charges. The police recommended pressing new charges that involve corruption, the BBC reported Monday . Lieberman is the head of the Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) fundamentalist party. The police are […]

10 Feb

Shabak Instructs Lieberman’s Bodyguards Not To Speak In Russian

February 10, 2010 2:12 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli General Security Agency, Shabak, informed the guards of Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, that they will not be allowed to talk to him in Russian and should only use the Hebrew language in their communication with the minister.Lieberman, the former member of the Kach terrorist movement that was […]

18 Dec

Lieberman: “Large-scale Settlement Activities After Freeze Ends”

December 18, 2009 9:22 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Thursday that the government of Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will resume its settlement activities on a large scale directly after the 10-month freeze ends. His statements came during an academic speech in Ariel illegal settlement, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. […]

17 Nov

Lieberman: “P.A Asks Israel To Crush Hamas Then Complains To The International Community”

November 17, 2009 1:04 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister of the Yisrael Beiteinu fundamental party, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Monday that the Palestinian Authority seeks Israel’s support in fighting and countering Hamas, and at the same time files complaints to the international community. Lieberman claimed that during the offensive against the Gaza Strip earlier this year, Abbas […]

15 Nov

Lieberman: “Establishing A Palestinian State Would Not End The Conflict”

November 15, 2009 1:30 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Saturday evening that establishing a Palestinian state does not mean an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but “would get the conflict closer to Israel’s border”. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/lieberman_settlement.jpg 300 0) Avigdor Lieberman Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Saturday evening that establishing a Palestinian state does […]

20 Mar

Leftist students protest against Lieberman’s visit to Haifa University

March 20, 2008 7:43 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Dozens of Arab and Israeli students of different leftist parties in Haifa University protested against a visit conducted by Avigdor Lieberman to the university campus on Wednesday. One Arab student was injured after extremist right wingers attacks the protesters. Lieberman is the head of Israel Our Home “Yisrael Betenu” extremist […]

08 Mar

MK Lieberman holds Arab members of Knesset responsible for the recent attack in Jerusalem

On Friday, Member of Knesset Avigdor Lieberman, a leader in the extremist Yisrael Beiteinu party, stated that Arab members of Knesset were to blame for the recent attack on a religious school in Jerusalem. MK Lieberman is known for his extreme views including advocating the forced expulsion of ethnic Arabs […]

18 Jan

Arab Israeli MP: Israel is conducting a vicious war on Gaza, and Lieberman is racist.

January 18, 2008 2:13 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Arab member of the Israeli parliament Ibraheem Abdullh stated on Thursday that there is no comparison between the vicious Israeli army attacks and the amount of killing and destruction they cause, with the Palestinian resistance attacks on northern Israeli towns. Abdullh added that it is time for Israeli leaders […]

10 Feb

Lieberman demands harder response to protests against mosque digging

February 10, 2007 3:41 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

The extremist right-wing minister, Avigdor Lieberman, demanded that Israel should respond more severely to the protests against the digging Israel is conducting near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.Lieberman, the Israeli Ministry of “Strategic Affairs” said that the protests are “acts of provocation carried by Muslims with the intension to […]

12 Jan

Lieberman calls on Peretz to resign for appointing an Arab minister

January 12, 2007 12:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Minister of so-called 'Strategic Affairs', Avigdor Lieberman, called on the Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz to resign after the latter appointed an Arab minister, and said that Peretz is unfit to remain in his post. The statements of Lieberman came after Peretz appointed Raghib Majalda as a minister […]

11 Dec

Lieberman: “Expel any citizen who does not recognize Israel as a Zionist state”

December 11, 2006 3:01 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Speaking at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in Washington, Israeli Ministers of “Strategic Affairs” Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel has the right to demand all of its citizens to recognize it as a “Zionist state”, and if they don't do so, they must be expelled; “they cannot have […]

18 Nov

Lieberman: “Abbas is irrelevant, we must repossess Rafah Crossing, Philadelphi Route”

November 18, 2006 8:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Rafah 0

Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli Minister of the so-called “Strategic Threats” said that Israeli must repossess the Rafah Border Crossing and the Philadelphi Route in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Lieberman also said that president Mahmoud Abbas is irrelevant and the the Road Map peace plan will only worsen […]

06 Nov

MK Khenin demands Olmert to fire Lieberman

November 6, 2006 12:57 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Member of Knesset Dr. Dov Khenin from the Hadash party demanded the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, to sack Avigdor Lieberman from the government after his recent statements against the Arab residents of Israel, and against the leftist Jews. Dr. Hanin said that Lieberman's statements against the Arabs and the […]

06 Nov

Lieberman says there is no hope for peace with the Palestinians

November 6, 2006 12:27 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli far-right politician has called for a near-total separation of Jews and Arabs in the country, saying Israel should follow the example of the divided island of Cyprus. Avigdor Lieberman, the newest addition to the Israeli Cabinet, said on Sunday that separation was necessary because there was no hope […]

30 Oct

Lieberman approved in government in three minutes

October 30, 2006 8:32 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli government approved the inclusion of Avigdor Lieberman as “Minister fro Strategic Affairs, in a three minutes session, Israeli sources reported. The deal will be brought before the Knesset for approval on Monday evening.   The ministers also approved the appointment of Labor member of Knesset, Ephraim Sneh as […]

23 Oct

Lieberman: “We are joining government coalition”

October 23, 2006 7:48 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Chairman of the Israel Beiteinu party, Avigdor Lieberman, said on Monday that his party decided to join the government, and that he hopes a final deal would be signed by Tuesday. The Jerusalem Post reported on its online edition that Lieberman will apparently be given the posts of Vice Prime […]

16 Oct

Lieberman to power

Peace-seekers should support the move to bring Avigdor Lieberman into the government. It is impossible to understand the opposition of several Labor party ministers to having Yisrael Beitenu join the government after all, just what precisely are they afraid will happen? That Israel will embark on an unnecessary war? That […]

26 Jun

Lieberman calls on Israel to abduct Palestinian Prime Minister

June 26, 2006 9:52 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Member of Knesset Avigdor Lieberman, chairman of the extreme right wing Yisrael Beiteinu party,  called on Monday for a massive military invasion into the Gaza Strip and for the abduction of the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya  in retaliation for Sunday’s attack at the Kerem Shalom Israeli crossing. Talking to […]

16 Jun

Lieberman: `“We must destroy the houses of all Hamas leaders`

June 16, 2006 7:06 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Head of the Israeli Betenu extreme right wing party in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said during a visit to the Israeli Negev town of Sderot that Israel must level the houses of all Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip. The statements of Lieberman came when he visited houses that has been […]

22 Oct

Lieberman calls for banning Tibi in Knesset elections

October 22, 2005 10:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Avigdor Lieberman, member of the Israeli Ichud Leumi party (National Union) called for banning Arab Knesset member Ahmad Tibi from running in the upcoming Knesset elections after he asked foreign ambassadors to oblige Israel to allocate 20% from the US and European financial aid to develop the Arab community in […]

27 May

Lieberman suggests transferring 90% or the Arabs out of Israel

National Union Party, reiterated his extreme ideas, which call forSaed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies, May 27, 2004 Israeli minister of Transportation, Avigdor Lieberman, from the National Union Party, reiterated his extreme ideas, which call for transferring the Arab residents of Israel out. Lieberman suggested Thursday transferring 90% of the Arabs in […]

11 May

Lieberman Calls for Total Separation to Include Palestinian Citizens

Israeli National Union party chairman Minister Avigdor Liebermanof Israel Ghassan Andoni-IMEMC & Agencies, May 11, 2004 12:22 Israeli National Union party chairman Minister Avigdor Lieberman told his Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that there was no point in approving a diplomatic plan until after American presidential elections in November. Lieberman told […]

08 May

Lieberman Calls Again for Transferring Arab residents

Ha Leumi’ the National Union Party, Avigdor Lieberman reiterated hisIMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 8, 2004 Israeli Minister of Transportation, leader of the right wing ‘Haihud Ha Leumi’ the National Union Party, Avigdor Lieberman reiterated his call for transferring the Arabs from Israel in order to establish a Jewish state […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

06 Mar

Israeli Parliament Votes on Bill to Cut Funding for Palestinian Detainees

The Israeli Knesset, on Monday, approved the first reading for a bill to cut tax  funding to the Palestinian Authority, by the amount it pays out monthly to the Palestinian detainees and families of the slain. According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the 2017 payments to these  families exceeded $347 […]

06 Mar

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson On the US, Iran and Israel

VIDEO (The Real News Network) : Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: ‘U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy’. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of […]

18 Feb

Two Gaza Youth Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

Two Palestinian youth, both aged 17, were killed by Israeli airstrikes in the city of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the two Palestinians, identified as Salem Mohammad Suleiman Sabbah, 17, and ‘Abdullah Ayman Salim Irmeilat, 15,. Both of […]

15 Feb

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

06 Feb

Israeli Forces Extrajudicially Execute Palestinian Man Accused of Killing Israeli Settler

February 6, 2018 11:32 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

On Tuesday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded the village of al-Yamoun and killed Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, 22,  whom they suspected of the murder of an Israeli, without filing charges or arresting him for the crime. Extrajudicial assassinations like this one, despite being commonly practiced by the Israeli military against […]

04 Feb

Israel To Retroactively Legalize A Colonialist Outpost

The Israeli government is slated to discuss granting official recognition of Havat Gilad illegal outpost, which was built on  illegally-seized private Palestinian lands south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The government will discuss a proposal by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is also […]

29 Jan

Palestinian Teens Abdul-Khalik Burnat and Mohammed Tamimi Brought Before Israeli Military Court

January 29, 2018 10:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Abdul-Khalik Burnat, 17, the son of Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat, was brought before the Ofer Israeli military court on 28 January 2018. Iyad Burnat posted on Facebook describing Abdul-Khalik’s hearing and the experience of attending the court. “I attended the ‘hearing’ today, fifty days after my son’s abduction, and it […]

12 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

05 Jan

Israel Plans Massive Expansion of West Bank Colonial Settlements: 3,829 New Units

In a report by the Israeli Channel Two news, the Israeli government plan was revealed, to give final approval to 3,829 new colonial settlement units next week. The expansion plan follows a number of Israeli directives to take over more Palestinian land in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct […]

05 Jan

Nour Tamimi Released on Bail

January 5, 2018 7:56 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, an Israeli court ordered the release of Nour Tamimi on a 5000 Israeli Shekels bail, after holding her captive for two weeks. The court denied an appeal by the prosecution, demanding keeping Nour held without bail, and ordered her immediate release. updated from: Nour Tamimi Indicted for […]

04 Jan

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations” against an Israeli target. Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of […]

03 Jan

Extra-Judicial Executions Never Stopped: New Attempts Before Israeli Knesset to Legitimize Killing of Palestinians

The Israeli Knesset intends to vote on Wednesday, 03 January 2018, to amend the Penal Code in order to legalize the use of death penalty against those involved in murders while carrying out “terrorist operations”. The bill was presented before the Knesset on 30 October 2017 by three Israeli extremist […]

03 Jan

World-renowned Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi Indicted for ‘Assaulting’ Soldier

On Monday, one day after her 21 year old cousin Nour was charged with assaulting an Israeli soldier, 16-year old Ahed was also charged with the same crime, along with ‘interfering with a soldier’s duties’ and stone throwing. The charges came after Ahed, her cousin and her mother were seen […]

19 Dec

Settler Likely to be Acquitted of Murdering Palestinian Farmer

Israeli military prosecution filed an indictment on Monday, against Mohammed Wadi, Palestinian from Nablus, accusing him of attempting to murder an extremist Jewish settler. Meanwhile, Israeli police are reportedly accepting a settler’s claim that he killed a Palestinian farmer, in the same incident, in an act of self-defense. The Israeli […]

24 Nov

Israel Confident of its Ability to Expel Palestinian Communities

Over the past month, the Israeli state has informed three Palestinian communities that it intends to expel them from their homes and land. According to Israeli human rights center B’Tselem, the notification was made by leaving orders on the roadside. In the northern Jordan Valley, on 9 November, 2017, the […]

30 Oct

Update 2: “Seven Palestinians Killed In Israeli Bombardment Of Border Tunnel”

Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that the number of Palestinians, who were killed in the Israeli bombardment of a border tunnel in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, has arrived to seven, while at least eleven more were injured, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds. […]

30 Oct

Israeli Forces Destroy Tunnels on Gaza Border

A spokesman for the Israeli army said that they blew up tunnels along the Gaza Strip border, near the Kissufim military base. The spokesman said, according to the PNN, that constructing tunnels along the Gaza border is a violation of what he called Israel’s sovereignty, and requires a clear military […]

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03 Oct

Palestine Today 10 02 2017

October 3, 2017 7:05 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, October, 02, 2017. Three Palestinians injured, four abducted during West Bank invasions as the Palestinian cabinet arrives in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli soldiers invaded, […]

02 Oct

Israel Imposes Tight Siege On The West Bank

The Israeli occupation authorities have decided to impose a tight siege on the entire West Bank for eleven days while it celebrates Sukkot Jewish holiday. The decision was made by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, although the military leadership expressed concerns regarding this move, which could lead to further tension […]

26 Sep

UN Chief to Submit Third Report on 2334 Settlement Resolution as Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of New Housing Units

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, announced that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will submit his third report on the resolution 2334 related to denouncing the Israeli settlements in Palestine, and considering them a violation of the international law. Mansour said, in an interview […]

06 Sep

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

04 Sep

Palestinian Who Was Shot Last Month By Israeli Forces Dies of His Wounds

September 4, 2017 3:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners 0

A 21-year old Palestinian, Raed As’ad Salhi, who was shot on August 9th during an Israeli military raid of Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem died of his wounds on Sunday. Salhi had been shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen, puncturing his liver and landing him in critical condition […]

02 Sep

Peace Now: “Official Status Granted to Hebron Settlers by the Civil Administration”

Published By peace Now on August 31st: The Israeli Army’s Spokesperson Unit announced that the Head of the Central Command, Major General Roni Numa, signed a military order establishing a municipal services administration for the Jewish settlers in Hebron. The order was signed following administrative work by the Military Advocate […]

09 Aug

PA Reluctant to Resume Security Coordination with Israel

Palestinian officials said, on Monday, that the Palestinian Authority (PA) would not consider resuming its controversial security coordination with Israel unless the latter acceded to a number of demands. The PA’s security coordination with Israel has been denounced as a “revolving door” policy funneling Palestinian activists from PA jails to […]

26 Jul

Israel Declares Abu Rajab Home A Closed Military Zone

After more than 120 Israeli colonists invaded and occupied, Tuesday, the Abu Rajab family home in Hebron, in the southern part the West Bank, the army declared the property a “closed military zone.” The decision was made after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, reportedly asked Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to […]

02 Jul

Israel Seizes Dutch-funded Solar Panels in West Bank

The Netherlands has reacted with outrage after Israeli authorities seized dozens of solar panels, from a remote occupied West Bank village, that were donated by the Dutch government. Israeli forces confiscated the solar panels in the isolated village of Jubbet al-Dhib, east of Bethlehem, on Wednesday, that were installed last […]

28 Jun

Report: PA Barring Travel for Gaza Medical Patients

As the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip continues to raise alarms, reports emerged on Monday that the occupied West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) has been preventing Palestinians in the coastal enclave from leaving the territory for medical treatment. Palestinians in Gaza have provided testimonies to Israeli daily Haaretz, […]