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16 Jul

Avigdor Lieberman: “Our conflict is with the entire Muslim world.”

Avigdor Lieberman, the former Israeli Defense Minister, renewed his incitement against Palestinian citizens on Monday, according to Israeli sources. Speaking at a campaign trail meeting in Kiryat Ono, the Yisrael Beiteinu chair described the “conflict” as “three-dimensional”, “with the Arab countries, with the Palestinians and Israeli Arabs”, and that “the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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14 Nov

Lieberman Resigns as Israeli Defense Minister

November 14, 2018 11:59 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from the post, on Wednesday, in protest against the ceasefire agreement of the Israeli Cabinet with the Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew-language news outlet. Ma’an News Agency sources reported that Lieberman called for early elections. Lieberman described […]

02 Nov

Lieberman Approves New Illegal Colony In Hebron Market

Israeli “Defense Minister” Avigdor Lieberman has approved plans for the construction of a new illegal colony in an old Palestinian vegetables market, in the heart of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The approval of the new colony comes just a few […]

17 Oct

Lieberman: Israeli Government ‘Must’ Attack Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed, on Tuesday, that Hamas had crossed all red lines, stressing that Israeli cabinet “must” take a decision to launch a “serious blow” on the Gaza Strip, to topple Hamas. During a meeting with Israeli commanders and Israeli soldiers in charge of the Gaza division, […]

27 Aug

Lieberman: New Israeli Missiles Can Strike Any Target in Middle East

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman said that the Israeli army will be supplied with new high-accuracy rockets that can reach any point in the Middle East. Lieberman claimed that these advanced-technology missiles were capable of hitting micro-targets with a range of 30-150 km and would move the army’s missile […]

27 Jul

Lieberman Decides To Expand “Adam” Illegal Colony

Following the fatal stabbing incident in Geva Binyamin “Adam” illegal Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands, southeast of Ramallah in central West Bank, Israeli “Defense Minister” Avigdor Lieberman decided to approve the construction of 400 new units to expand the colony. Lieberman said that he decided to prepare a plan […]

20 Jul

Lieberman says Israel Planning Assault on Gaza Bigger than 2014 Invasion in which 2100 Palestinians Killed

Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman stated, on Friday, that he is directing the Israeli military to prepare for an all-out assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which he said will be “broad” and “painful”. After killing 42 unarmed protesters, and wounding 17,000 who were participating in […]

26 Jun

Lieberman says Gaza Can Have Cyprus Seaport if Israeli Prisoners Released

Plans for a Gaza seaport in Cyprus, policed by Israel, were discussed as Defense Minister for Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, met with his Cypriot and Greek counterparts, on Friday. The offer is conditional upon Hamas’ release of Israeli prisoners and remains of Israeli soldiers, with no mention of the 6036 Palestinian […]

25 May

Lieberman: 2,500 Colonialist Units Up for Immediate Construction in West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced approval  for the building of 2,500 colonialist units in the West Bank, next week, and another 1,400 to follow. The planning procedures will be distributed in more than 30 illegal colonies throughout the West Bank, as follows: Ariel (400), Ma’ale Adumim (460), Kiryat Arba […]

06 May

Lieberman: Relocation of US Embassy Will Come at a Price

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, on Saturday, that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will “will come at a price,” but added that it was a price “worth paying.” Speaking to Israel Television News Company, Lieberman called the opening the embassy in Jerusalem a “historic, important and dramatic” decision, Al Ray […]

01 Apr

Lieberman Refuses Investigation, Vows “Harsher” Military Response

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, Sunday, that Israel will not hold any investigation, or cooperate with international inquiries, into the excessive use force against unarmed protesters in Gaza, Friday, leading to the death of sixteen Palestinians, in addition to hundreds of injuries. Lieberman did not only refuse any investigation […]

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

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

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

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 0

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 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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

10 Jan

The world according to Avigdor

January 10, 2008 12:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Opinion/Analysis, Peace process 0

Anyone staying long enough in the West Bank comes to realise that the apparatus of the Occupation (prevention of free movement, house demolitions, indefinite administrative detention – just to mention a few of its features) disrupts civilian life beyond any possible security concerns and has a further unstated, though clearly […]

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

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`

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 […]

03 Feb

Report: Netanyahu Plans to Extend Israeli Sovereignty Over Jordan Valley and Settlements

By: Madeeha Araj for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated in its latest report, that over the last decade, Arabs and international community have done their utmost to reach a just and lasting peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis under UN resolutions, international law […]

28 Dec

A Year In Review: Will 2020 Be A Game Changer In Palestine?

by Ramzy Baroud This has been a defining year for Palestine and Israel. Despite the usual political stagnation of the Palestinian leadership, two factors contributed to making 2019 particularly eventful and, looking ahead, consequential as well: The unprecedented political power struggle in Israel, and the total US retreat from its […]

23 Dec

Israeli Media: Top Officials ‘Liable to Prosecution’ for War Crimes

Senior Israeli political and military officials are likely to be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court (ICC), after the court’s decision to launch an investigation into war crimes committed against Palestinians, according to a report released by Yedioth Ahronoth, on Sunday.   The newspaper pointed out that Benny Gantz, who […]

17 Nov

Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government

Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But, was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power? Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota […]

19 Sep

Netanyahu Trip to UN Cancelled Following Election Results

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, amid a political deadlock, following Tuesday’s general elections.   The decision was announced on Wednesday, after both Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party and the centrist Blue and White alliance, of former military chief […]

18 Sep

Election Tally: Likud and Blue White Win 32 Seats Each

September 18, 2019 1:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Unofficial results of the 22nd Knesset elections showed that the Likud party of incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the centrist White and Blue party, of opposer Benny Gantz, won 32 seats each, while the joint list received 13. At this time, 92% of the votes have been counted. Netanyahu, […]

16 Aug

Samidoun Condemns Palestinian Authority’s Normalization Meetings

Photo: Inminds Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins organizers and activists throughout occupied Palestine in condemning the normalization meetings undertaken by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with a delegation from the so-called “Israel Democratic Party” and it alliance, the Democratic Union. This meeting comes amid the approach to the Israeli elections scheduled […]

05 Aug

Israeli Majority Opposes Netanyahu “Unity Government”

The majority of Israelis have expressed their opposition to the formation of a unity government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and a member of the Benny Gantz’ Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) alliance, after the Knesset elections on September 17, according to a poll published by the Walla website […]

19 Jul

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

07 Jun

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most […]

13 Apr

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

30 Mar

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

01 Feb

Israel’s New Commander in Chief: “We’ll Create a Deadlier Army!”

Professor Eyal Weizman studied the philosophy that guides Aviv Kochavi, the officer who was just appointed commander of the Israeli military. It is a philosophy that objectifies Palestinians and ignores the human suffering caused by new Israeli technologies and tactics of repression. TRNN Video & Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The […]

26 Jan

The Boycott Movement and the Attack on Palestinian Prisoners

The following article by Khaled Barakat, Palestinian writer and coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, was originally published on 24 January 2019, in Arabic, at Quds News Network.  The right-wing Zionist Cabinet minister, Gilad Erdan (Likud), is waging a furious and organized campaign against the prisoners’ movement in Israeli jails […]

08 Jan

Qatar Fund Transfer To Gaza Suspended by Israel

The Israeli occupation government suspended a fund transfer, from Qatar to Palestinian employees, in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli TV Channel 20 reported, on Monday. Israeli authorities claim that freezing the payment came in response to the firing of a rocket, from Gaza, towards Ashkelon. Former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: […]

27 Dec

Erdogan: Netanyahu Is An ‘Oppressor, Cruel, At The Head Of State Terror’

Tensions between Turkey and Israel were ratcheted on Sunday, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be an “oppressor”. Netanyahu hit back in a speech, later the same day, calling Erdogan an “anti-Semitic dictator” who is “obsessed with Israel.” Speaking to a group of […]

19 Dec

Salah Hamouri: ‘Detention is an instrument of Israel’s oppression’

December 19, 2018 5:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Image: Salah Hamouri. Photo credit: GUE/NGL The following article, by Rebecca Stead, was originally published by Middle East Monitor on 15 December, and was reprinted by Samidoun under a Creative Commons license:  In the dead of night, Israeli forces knocked on the door of Salah Hamouri’s apartment in Jerusalem, he told me. “When I […]

29 Nov

MADA Report: 2 Palestinian Journalists Killed, 46 Injured in 6 Months

The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms (MADA) has issued a special report on Israeli attacks targeting both male and female journalists, during their coverage of the Great March of Return protests that erupted eight months ago. It should be noted that these demonstrations mostly take place in five […]

18 Nov

Israeli Sources Admit Hamas in Possession of “Game Changing” Missiles

An Israeli website known for its close links to the regime’s military intelligence services has admitted that the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas is now possessing “game-changing” missiles that could hit targets in Israel with considerable ease and precision. The Debka file said, in a report on Saturday, that its […]

15 Nov

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]