Avigdor Lieberman

UNRWA speaker in Gaza: ' There is no freedom, no dreams'

He added "we cannot leave Gaza, there is no freedom, nothing, no dreams."<p>Abu Hasna's statement comes in response to the Israeli Defense Minister …

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Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts

Israel is reopening a key border crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after it was closed amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group …

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Israeli Defense Minister: War with Gaza is a Matter of When, not If

Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday said Israel’s next round of fighting with the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip was …

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Israeli PM made secret Egypt trip for Gaza talks: Report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare, secret visit to Egypt in May for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on a ceasefire in …

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Lieberman: ' When' will Gaza war occur not 'if'

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said upon his arrival in the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday that the question is not …

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Lieberman Warns Damascus Amid Growing Talk About Israeli Role in Esber Assassination

Amid a growing assertion of the Israeli Mossad's responsibility for the assassination of Syrian Scientist Aziz Esber, the Israeli army announced on …

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Israel sees Syrian army growing beyond pre-civil war size

MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Israel's defence minister said on Tuesday that Syria was building up its ground forces beyond their pre-civil war size, an assessment that suggests President Bashar al-Assad's army has recovered from a critical manpower shortage earlier in the war.<p>The Syrian …

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Israeli minister posts Gaza obstacle video amid truce talks

Israel's defense minister has published a video of a sea obstacle Israel is building to prevent attacks from Gaza, the territory ruled by the Islamic …

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The Latest: Israel: Golan situation reverts to pre-Syria war

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):<p>2:50 p.m.<p>Israel's defense minister says the situation on the border with Syria has reverted to the way it was "before the civil war" now that Syrian government forces have recaptured the area.<p>Avigdor Lieberman toured a Patriot missile battery in …

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Israel warns Iran against closing key Red Sea waterway

"If Iran will try to block the straits of Bab al-Mandeb, I am certain that it will find itself confronting an international coalition that will be determined to prevent this and this coalition will also include all of Israel's military branches."<p>Netanyahu was speaking at a passing out parade for …

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Israel to expand settlement in response to deadly stabbing

(JTA) — Israel said it will build hundreds of new homes in a settlement where a Palestinian killed an Israeli and wounded two others in a knife …

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Israel to Build New Settler Homes in West Bank

Israel is to build hundreds of new homes in the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank where a Palestinian stabbed three Israelis, one fatally, …

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Israel Partially Reopens Gaza’s Commercial Crossing

Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced that Kerem Shalom Gaza's only commercial crossing will reopen following a decrease in …

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Israel to gradually reopen Gaza's only commercial crossing during ceasefire

Israel will partially reopen Gaza’s only commercial passage, defence minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced.<p>The Kerem Shalom border crossing, the …

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Israel to reopen Gaza terminal, extend fishing on Tuesday if quiet holds

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will reopen Gaza’s main commercial crossing and expand its fishing zone on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds after a truce with the enclave’s dominant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, the Israeli defence minister said.<p>Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor …

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Israel to reopen Gaza terminal, extend fishing on Tuesday if quiet holds

JERUSALEM, July 22 (Reuters) - Israel will reopen Gaza's main commercial crossing and expand the Palestinian fishing zone off the blockaded enclave's coast on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday.

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Israel Planning “Large and Painful Military Operation” in Gaza

In the Gaza Strip, one Palestinian was killed and three others wounded Wednesday after Israeli warplanes bombed a security observation post near the …

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Israel shuts down cargo crossing into Gaza to punish Hamas

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shut down its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it …

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Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus, Israel and Greece must forge deeper military ties to bolster security and more effectively counter common threats in a turbulent region, the three countries' defense ministers said Friday.<p>Cypriot Minister Savvas Angelides and his Israeli and Greek counterparts Avigdor …

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Lieberman meets with counterparts in Greece

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman met Friday with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts in Nicosia.<p>In addition, Israel, Greece and Cyprus's Defense …

Lieberman welcomes bill that prohibits documenting soldiers

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman congratulated on Sunday the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on approving the bill that would prohibit …

Israeli, Russian defense ministers to meet in Moscow

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will meet on Thursday with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, Israel’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday.<p>Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman is seen after attending a meeting at an Israeli military …

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Israeli, Russian defence ministers to meet in Moscow

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman will meet on Thursday with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, Israel’s Defence Ministry said in a statement on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman is seen after attending a meeting at an …

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Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank: defense minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s defense minister said on Thursday he plans to seek approval next week for the construction of some 2,500 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, prompting Palestinian condemnation.<p>FILE PHOTO: General view shows houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank …

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Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank - defence minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s defence minister said on Thursday he plans to seek approval next week for the construction of some 2,500 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, prompting Palestinian condemnation.<p>Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman is seen ahead of a special …

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'Throw Iranians Out', Lieberman Tells Assad

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to expel Iranian forces from his country, after Israeli …

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Israeli defence chief hopes fighting with Iran in Syria over for now

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday he hoped the latest round of violence with Iran on the Syrian frontier was over.<p>Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman attends the Herzliya Conference, in Herzliya, Israel, May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Nir Elias<p>“I hope …

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Israel will hit Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv: minister

RIYADH (Reuters) - Israel would retaliate against any Iranian attack on Tel Aviv by striking Tehran, Israel’s defense minister said in remarks published on Thursday, as the arch-foes faced off over Syria.<p>FILE PHOTO: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman chairs the Yisrael Beitenu faction …

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Israel's defense minister says sniper who shot Palestinian in viral video 'deserves a medal'

Israel's top defense official praised the sniper who shot a motionless Palestinian near the Gaza fence in a video that circulated widely on Monday, saying he "deserves a medal."<p>But Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman also told reporters that the soldier who videotaped the shooting and its aftermath …

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The Latest: US aided slain Gaza reporter's media firm

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):<p>6:40 p.m.<p>The U.S. State Department says the media production …

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