Israel lobbies foreign powers to cut ICC funding

2015-01-18 14:10

Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials say.

Israel bombs 50 targets in Gaza

2014-07-08 08:26

Israel has launched an offensive against Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip, bombing some 50 targets, including homes, in a campaign meant to end Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state.

Jews must flee SA to Israel - top official

2013-11-06 11:51

South African Jewish organisations have dismissed an "alarmist" call by a former Israeli foreign minister for local Jews to emigrate to Israel "before it's too late".

Netanyahu has little to fear ahead of vote

2012-12-23 22:35

A month before Israelis go to the polls in a snap election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has plenty to be confident about, with his only real challenges coming from within his own rightwing camp.

Israel's Lieberman resists calls to resign

2012-12-14 08:50

Israel's foreign minister has declined to step down after calls for him to do so after he was charged with breach of trust for allegedly compromising an investigation into his business dealings.

World would sacrifice Israel - Lieberman

2012-12-12 21:57

Israel's foreign minister has lashed out at the international community, charging that world leaders would sacrifice Israel to radical Islam.

Rightwing 'Big Bang' hits Israeli politics

2012-10-27 13:55

The rightwing alliance between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his foreign minister has polarised political forces in Israel.

US should arm Syrian opposition: McCain

2012-02-07 22:29

Senior Republican senator John McCain has urged the United States to consider arming the opposition fighting the forces of Syria's President Bashar Assad.

Palestinians plan bloodshed - Israeli FM

2011-08-07 17:22

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has claimed that the Palestinians are planning "bloodshed" for September as they push for UN recognition of an independent state.

Land swap proposal not official - FM

2010-09-20 19:07

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says his land-swap plan is his personal view, and not the government's position.


Israel 'satisfied' as Palestinian resolution fails

2014-12-31 11:37

Israel expressed satisfaction after the UN Security Council failed to adopt a controversial resolution on Palestinian statehood setting a 12-month deadline for reaching a final peace deal.

Israel's Lieberman breaks alliance with Netanyahu

2014-07-07 16:55

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ended a 20-month political alliance between his party and the ruling rightwing Likud, although his faction will remain in government.

Israel won't freeze settlements: Lieberman

2013-01-24 14:00

A new Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not freeze construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, says former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Israeli FM Lieberman resigns

2012-12-14 17:03

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced he is resigning a day after an indictment for breach of trust was filed against him by the country's attorney general.

Lieberman charged with breach of trust

2012-12-13 18:59

Israel's attorney general has indicted the country's powerful foreign minister for alleged breach of trust, but has decided not to file a number of more serious charges.

EU Jewish policy 'like 1930s': Lieberman

2012-12-11 12:00

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has criticised Europe, saying its treatment of the Jewish state was comparable to policies during the Holocaust.

Israeli minister wants Abbas out

2012-08-22 22:15

Israel's foreign minister has urged the international community to help oust Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Israel to decide on Lieberman indictment

2012-01-17 21:25

Lawyers for Israel's controversial foreign minister have launched a last-ditch bid to fend off his indictment on corruption charges.

Iran 'key' to Middle East solution

2010-09-28 22:48

Israel's hard-line foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has told the United Nations that Iran is at the heart of the Middle East conflict and that a settlement could take decades.

Middle East peace unlikely soon

2010-08-25 21:13

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that renewed peace talks with the Palestinians are unlikely to get anywhere within the one-year time frame set by the US.

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