Avigdor Lieberman Named Israeli Defense Minister as Party Joins Coalition

May 25, 2016 10:00 AM

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Avigdor Lieberman Named Israeli Defense Minister as Party Joins Coalition

As well as his aggressive stance against Hamas, Mr. Lieberman has called for the ouster of President Mahmoud Abbas of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority.

Together with Naftali Bennett, the education minister and the leader of the right-wing party Jewish Home, Mr. Lieberman was highly critical of the handling of the 50-day war in Gaza in the summer of 2014, which ended without a clear victory for Israel.

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