Israel warns Gaza residents of further airstrikes

Israel warns Gaza residents of further airstrikes

JERUSALEM, July 16 (UPI) --Israel warned 100,000 Gaza residents to abandon their neighborhoods Wednesday after a night of airstrikes against the homes and offices of Hamas leaders.
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Prize-winning chemist wants to be next president of Israel

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Nobel Prize-winning chemist met with Israeli lawmakers and officials Monday as he kicked off a campaign to win support for a run for the presidency.

Israel charges European countries have 'one-sided stance'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman summoned four European ambassadors Friday to complain their countries' policies favored Palestinians, officials say.

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department issued a strong response Wednesday to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's attacks on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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JERUSALEM, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry, shuttling between Jerusalem and the West Bank, said Israeli and Palestinian leaders must "take tough decisions" on a peace plan.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Ramallah Friday to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following a meeting in Jerusalem, officials said.

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JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A medical exam Wednesday forced Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to temporarily hand over the government reins to his foreign minister, officials said.

Israeli FM: Peace talks at a 'dead end'

JERUSALEM, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said peace negotiations with Palestinians are at a "dead end" and no deal is in sight.
Israel to world: Iran nuke deal 'historic mistake'

Israel to world: Iran nuke deal 'historic mistake'

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed the interim Iranian nuclear deal reached this past weekend in Geneva to be a "historic mistake."
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Kerry: Iran nuclear deal will make Israel 'safer'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday Iran's promise to halt nuclear enrichment above 5 percent will make Israel and the entire region "safer."
Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman sworn in

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman sworn in

JERUSALEM, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in as Israel's foreign minister just days after a Jerusalem court acquitted him on fraud charges.
Former Israeli foreign minister acquitted

Former Israeli foreign minister acquitted

JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Jerusalem court Wednesday acquitted Avigdor Lieberman on fraud and breach of trust charges, paving the way for his return to the Foreign Ministry.

Court prepares to issue verdict in Lieberman case

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A ruling by an Israeli court could alter the political fate of former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman and that of his party, Israeli analysts say.
Netanyahu heads for Washington

Netanyahu heads for Washington

JERUSALEM, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will adopt the role of "spoilsport" when addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York, officials said.

Lieberman: Syrian chemical weapons deal outcome is crucial

JERUSALEM, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The true test of the U.S.-Russian deal to have Syria dismantle its chemical weapons is in its implementation, a senior Israeli government official said.
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Avigdor Lieberman
New Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and his wife Ela attend a change of power ceremony for new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuat at President Shimon Peres' residence in Jerusalem on April 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Menahem Kahana/Pool)

Avigdor Lieberman (Hebrew: אביגדור ליברמן‎  (audio) (help·info), born Evet Lvovich Liberman (Russian: Эве́т Льво́вич Ли́берман)) is a Soviet-born Israeli politician. He is currently Member of the Knesset, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel. He is the founder and leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose electoral base are the immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Lieberman first entered the Knesset in 1999, and has since served in numerous roles in the government, including as Minister of National Infrastructure, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Strategic Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Affairs Minister.

Lieberman was born on 5 June 1958 in Kishinev, Soviet Union (now Moldova). His father had served in the Red Army and spent seven years in a Siberian Gulag under Stalin's rule, where he met Evet's mother. After high school, Lieberman applied to study international law at Kiev University, but was, according to an interview, rejected for being Jewish. He then temporarily enrolled at the Chişinău Agriculture Institute with a hydrological land improvement major.

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