Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Avigdor Lieberman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Avigdor Lieberman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Avigdor Lieberman (Hebrew: אביגדור ליברמן‎ (audio) (help·info), born Evet Lvovich Liberman (Russian: Эве́т Льво́вич Ли́берман))[1] 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.[2]
A polarizing figure within Israeli politics, Lieberman is quoted as saying, 'I've always been controversial because I offer new ideas. For me to be controversial, I think this is positive.'[3] Lieberman has called to redraw the border between Israel and the West Bank so that Israel would include large Jewish settlement blocs and the Palestinian state would include large Arab-Israeli population centers. He proposed that Israel's citizens should sign a loyalty oath or lose their right to vote."

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