It needs to be clear that such an agreement crosses a red lineHamas-Fatah pact draws fire from Israel Apr 29, 2011
Abbas does not want an agreement, but rather confrontation with Israel. This is his personal interest, even though it is contrary to Palestinian interests and many in the Palestinian Authority oppose himIsraeli Foreign Minister warns against Palestinian state Jun 17, 2011
We have no reason for friction with Turkey (but) an apology is not a compromise, it is a humiliation and it is an abandonment of [Israeli] soldiers. We regret the loss of life of people from any nationIsrael refuses apology to Turks on raid Jul 06, 2011
An apology is not a compromise; it is a humiliation and an abandonment of [Israeli] soldiersIsraeli blockade legal; attack excessive Jul 08, 2011
I hope common sense will prevail and we reach a point of modus vivendi, which will also allow for negotiationsLieberman takes on PLO's remarks Sep 15, 2011
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.