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Turkey's PM condemned for comments

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who accused Israel of being responsible for the turmoil in Egypt was harshly criticized in Israel and America.

Netanyahu says Palestinians' preconditions meant to avoid peace talks

JERUSALEM, June 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday Palestinians have set insurmountable preconditions to peace talks.

Israeli Foreign Ministry staff seek department improvements

JERUSALEM, April 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Ministry staff members, saying the department was "hacked to pieces," are seeking a full-time minister and demand improved working conditions.

Hitch before new Israeli government

JERUSALEM, March 14 (UPI) -- In a last-minute hitch, a key party has refused to sign a coalition agreement to form a new Israeli government, the Haaretz blog reported Thursday.
Netanyahu to ask for extension

Netanyahu to ask for extension

JERUSALEM, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask President Shimon Peres for an extension to form the next government, an official said.

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Court trial for Israel's FM begins

JERUSALEM, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Sunday pleaded not guilty in a Jerusalem court to charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Netanyahu, Obama to discuss major issues

Netanyahu, Obama to discuss major issues

JERUSALEM, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he will discuss Iran, Syria and the Palestinian peace process during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit.

Talks to form new government kick off

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Coalition talks to form the next Israeli government began Sunday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the helm.

Israel to transfer funds to Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Israel said it will transfer $100 million in tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority that had been withheld following the upgrade of Palestinian U.N. status.

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Israel: Vote gives right wing slight edge

Israel: Vote gives right wing slight edge

JERUSALEM, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Central Elections Committee announced the final results two days after Israel's national elections, giving the Right bloc a majority in the next Knesset.

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Netanyahu to form new government

Netanyahu to form new government

JERUSALEM, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- With more than 99 percent of the vote counted, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be tasked with forming the next government, officials said.
Netanyahu Israel's next prime minister

Netanyahu Israel's next prime minister

JERUSALEM, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Initial exit polls for Israel's national elections showed a disappointing win for the Likud-Beitenu Party with 31 seats in the next Knesset.
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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)
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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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