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Avigdor Lieberman

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Avigdor Lieberman

Soviet-born Israeli politician add

Category: Politics

Born in 1958.

Countries: Israel (64%), Egypt (10%), Palestine (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Yisrael Beiteinu, Knesset, Benjamin Netanyahu

Linked to: Haaretz, Yisrael Beiteinu, Knesset, Soviet Union




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Avigdor Lieberman was born in 1958 add something


Lieberman and his family immigrated to Israel in 1978, and Lieberman changed his first name to 'Avigdor' add something


From 1983 to 1988, Lieberman helped found the "Zionist Forum for Soviet Jewry", and was a member of the "Board of the Jerusalem Economic Corporation" and the Secretary of the Jerusalem branch of the "Histadrut Ovdim Le'umit" add something


In 1988, he started working with Benjamin Netanyahu add something


Kach was barred from participating in the election in 1988 under the revised Knesset Elections Law banning parties that incited racism and was declared a terrorist organization in 1994 add something


They live in the Israeli settlement of Nokdim, located in the Judean Desert of the West Bank, where they have resided since 1988 add something


From 1993 to 1996, following Netanyahu's election as party leader, Lieberman served as Director-General of the Likud party add something


After Netanyahu was elected Prime Minister, Lieberman served as Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office from 1996 to 1997 add something


In 1997, Lieberman resigned from Likud after Prime Minister Netanyahu granted concessions to the Palestinians in the Wye River Memorandum, and expressed disappointment when Yisrael BaAliyah, a new immigrant's party headed by Natan Sharansky that had right-center leanings, did not quit the coalition government in protest add something


Vesti (newspaper) - In 1997 "Vesti"'s readers chose Avigdor Lieberman as "Politician of the Year


In 1998, news reports stated that Lieberman suggested the bombing of the Aswan Dam in retaliation for Egyptian support for Yasser Arafat add something


In 1999, Lieberman formed the Yisrael Beiteinu party to create a platform for Soviet immigrants who supported a hard line in negotiations with the Palestinians add something


One claim is that Michael Cherney paid a company called Path to the East large amounts of money between the years 1999 and 2006, and that these sums were allegedly passed on to Lieberman as a bribe add something


The incident occurred in December, 1999 in the Nokdim settlement add something


The party ran for the Knesset during the 1999 legislative election, and ran on a joint list with Aliyah, a party formed by Michael Nudelman and Yuri Stern, who had broke away from Yisrael BaAliyah add something


Yisrael HaMithadeshet - For the 1999 elections the party ran as part of Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael_Beiteinu list, with both Nudelman and Stern retaining their seats


In 2001, reports stated that he told a group of ambassadors from the Former Soviet Union that if Egypt and Israel were ever to face off militarily again, that Israel could bomb the Aswan Dam add something


In March 2001, Lieberman was appointed Minister of National Infrastructure, but resigned the post in March 2002 add something


On 24 September 2001, Lieberman acknowledged in the Jerusalem District Court that he attacked a twelve-year-old youth from Tekoa, who had hit his son add something


Following a series of attacks on Israelis perpetrated by Palestinian militants during a three-day period in March 2002, Lieberman proposed issuing an ultimatum to the Palestinian National Authority to halt all militant activity or face wide-ranging attacks add something


In the 2003 legislative election, Yisrael Beiteinu ran on a joint list with the National Union add something


In February 2003, Lieberman was appointed Minister of Transport, and chose to resign from the Knesset to take a seat in the Cabinet add something


Lev LaOlim - The party did not stand in the 2003 elections, instead urging its supporters to vote for Avigdor Lieberman's Israel Beytenu, a Russian immigrant party that was running on a joint list with the National Union


In May 2004, Lieberman was dismissed from the cabinet by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon due to his opposition to the Gaza disengagement, and Yisrael Beiteinu left the government in June in protest of the disengagement add something


In late May 2004, Lieberman proposed a plan in which the populations and territories of Israeli Jews and Arabs, including some Israeli Arabs, would be "separated add something


On 30 May 2004, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon condemned Lieberman's statements, stating "We regard Israeli Arabs as part of the State of Israel add something


On 4 June 2004, as the disputes over the up-coming disengagement plan grew more intense, Sharon dismissed Lieberman from the cabinet add something


In the 2006 legislative election, Lieberman's party split from the National Union to run alone add something


In December 2006, he called Iranian nuclear proliferation "the biggest threat facing the Jewish people since the Second World War." He advocated that Israel join the European Union and NATO add something


Strategic Affairs Minister of Israel - The portfolio and ministry was created in 2006 for Avigdor Lieberman, whose Yisrael Beiteinu party had just joined the governing coalition


Avigdor Eskin - In 2007, Eskin and two private investigators were arrested on suspicion that they illegally wiretapped Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman and businessman Michael Chernoy


In 2008, while on the Knesset speaker's podium during its memorial for Rehavam Ze'evi, Lieberman raised the issue and said, "Mubarak never agreed to come here as president add something


Lieberman resigned his cabinet position and Yisrael Beiteinu left the coalition in January 2008; he cited his opposition to the resuming peace talks, saying that "Negotiations on the basis of land for peace are a critical mistake add something


In remarks in the Knesset in March 2008, shortly after the 6 March attack at Jerusalem 's Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, Lieberman commented that "yesterday's attack can not be disconnected from the Arab MKs incitement, which we hear daily in the Knesset add something


Danny Ayalon - In August 2008, Ayalon joined Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu as chairman of World Yisrael Beiteinu, opening branches of the party around the globe


On the eve of the 2009 elections in Israel, "Haaretz" wrote that Lieberman was briefly involved with the Kach party of Rabbi Meir Kahane shortly after his immigration to Israel add something


In January 2009, during the Gaza War, Lieberman argued that Israel "must continue to fight Hamas just like the United States did with the Japanese in World War II add something


After Netanyahu began his term as Prime Minister in March 2009, government aides met with Egyptian officials and told them that Lieberman's role should not be a reason for tension between the two countries add something


During a meeting with Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman in April 2009, Lieberman made an attempt at an apology, expressing his respect and appreciation for Egypt's leading role in the region and his personal respect for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Minister Suleiman" add something Published 2 April 2009 add something


On 2 April 2009, Lieberman was questioned by police on suspicion of corruption for at least seven hours at the national squad headquarters in central Israel add something


In early May 2009, Lieberman went on a European diplomatic mission, which went through Rome, Paris, Prague, and other cities add something


In 4 May 2009, in a press conference in Italy, Avigdor Lieberman skirted around the issue of a Palestinian state, stating that "This government's goal is not produce slogans or make pompous declarations, but to reach concrete results," adding that the government was still in the process of formulating its foreign policy add something


In September 2009, Lieberman toured Africa to meet leaders and donate humanitarian aid, along with businessmen and officials from the Foreign Ministry, Finance Ministry, Defense Ministry, and National Security Council in an attempt to strengthen economic and trade ties and discuss the issue of the Iranian nuclear program add something


Kach and Kahane Chai - A 2009 Haaretz story accused Avigdor Lieberman of past membership in Kach, an accusation Liebermann denies


Yisrael Beiteinu - In a February 2009 address considered to be directed at the Obama administration, Avigdor Lieberman stated that Yisrael Beiteinu was neither far-right, nor ultra-nationalist


Yisrael Beiteinu - In March 2009, Yisrael Beiteinu joined Binyamin Netanyahu's coalition and party leader Avigdor Lieberman became Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, whilst the party received four other ministerial portfolios, and one deputy minister post


Ishmael Khaldi - In August 2009, Khaldi was appointed policy advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman


On 24 May 2010 the Israeli Police recommended Lieberman's indictment for Breach of Trust, regarding the suspected receipt of classified information concerning ongoing criminal investigations into his activities add something


Micheal Martin - While in Brussels on 22 February 2010, he questioned Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman over the use of fraudulent Irish passports in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh


Tal Brody - In July 2010, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman appointed Brody as the first international Goodwill Ambassador for Israel, to assist with Israel's international diplomacy


In 2011, Lieberman became the first Foreign Minister to sever ties with the Mossad add something


In a 2011 interview, Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Lieberman had opened important places where Israel had never really had diplomatic opening to before add something


On 13 April 2011, the State Prosecutor's Office announced that it had decided to charge Lieberman with fraud, money laundering, breach of trust and witness tampering add something


On October 25, 2012, Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that their respective political parties, Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu, had merged and would run together on a single ballot in Israel's January 22, 2013 general elections add something


Following Lieberman's resignation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped in and as of late December 2012 is serving as acting Foreign Minister add something


On 13 December 2012, a CNN breaking news blog post stated that the Israeli Justice Ministry had decided to only charge him with breach of trust and fraud, and not the more serious witness tampering and money laundering corruption charges. on 14 December 2012, Liberman announced that he was removing his immunity and resigned as foreign minister add something


He was a member of the Knesset, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel until 18 December 2012, when his resignation, caused by an investigation in which he was charged with fraud and breach of trust, took effect add something


RT (TV network) - Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman made a complaint to Putin at their official meeting in 2012


Likud - On 25 October 2012, Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman announced that their respective political parties, Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu, had merged and would run together on a single ballot in Israel's 2013 parliamentary election


Benjamin Netanyahu - On October 25, 2012, Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced that their respective political parties, Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu, had merged and would run together on a single ballot in Israel's January 22, 2013 general elections


Lieberman's trial ended with an acquittal on 6 November 2013, and he will resume his post as Foreign Minister add something


Lieberman returned to his position as Foreign Minister on 11 November 2013, after the Israeli cabinet had approved his re-appointment to the office the previous day add something


On 5 January 2014, Lieberman again brought up his plan, saying that he would not support any peace plan that did not include such "an exchange" add something


Lieberman's mother, Esther Lieberman, died on December 4, 2014, forcing a speech to be made in the United States to be cancelled so that Lieberman could attend the funeral add something


On 8 March 2015 he stated at a conference in Herzliya: add something


He announced his resignation as foreign minister on May 4, 2015 and that his party would not join the new coalition add something


Lieberman was appointed Minister of Defense by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in May of 2016 add something


Lieberman was appointed Minister of Defense by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in May 2016 add something


Avigdor Lieberman issued an official document on behalf of the Defense Ministry in June 2016, declaring that the ministry "views same-sex and heterosexual families of fallen soldiers equally, and operates in accordance with this equality so that there is no difference in recognition and rights add something


In June 2016, Lieberman was appointed Israel's Minister of Defense, as a result of his party agreeing to join the government coalition add something


Khawaja Muhammad Asif - In December 2016, Asif threatened to use nuclear weapons against Israel after a fake news report claimed that Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli Ministry of Defense, said "If Pakistan send ground troops into Syria on any pretext, we will destroy this country with a nuclear attack


In April 2018, Lieberman said: "You have to understand, there are no innocent people in the Gaza Strip add something


Lieberman resigned from Minister of Defence position on 14 of November 2018 in protest of ceasefire with Hamas after round of hostilities add something


Naftali Bennett - Following Avigdor Lieberman's resignation as Defense Minister in November 2018, Bennett announced that he was seeking the position for himself


Yisrael Beiteinu - On 14 November 2018, Lieberman announced his resignation from the Israeli government, in protest to a new Gaza ceasefire, As a result of Lieberman's departure, Yisrael Beiteinu quit Netanyahu's coalition government


Yisrael Beiteinu - On the 15th of June 2019, ahead of the September 2019 elections, Lieberman announced that Yisrael Beiteinu would only support a national-unity government composed of Likud and the centrist Blue and White and devoid of Ultra-Orthodox parties