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Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognize it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. Amongst the countries he was in contact with were Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Lieberman told newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth - the first such disclosure by a senior Israeli official.

Israel's Lieberman heads to US as peace talks falter

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will fly to the United States Friday for talks including with Secretary of State John Kerry amid a crisis in peace talks with the Palestinians. Lieberman's office said in a statement on Thursday he would be in New York on Friday to meet Mayor Bill de Blasio and American Jewish leaders. On Sunday he is due to speak on Israel-US relations and the peace talks at a conference in New York. In Washington he will meet congressional leaders at Capitol Hill on April 8 and have talks with Kerry the following day, it said.

Israel must avoid spats with US, Lieberman says on return

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, newly reappointed after being cleared of corruption, on Tuesday urged his government to avoid spats with the US over its policy on Iran's nuclear drive. Israel and the United States have been locked in a war of words over negotiations between world powers and Iran that could see sanctions relaxed in exchange for Tehran curbing or freezing parts of the disputed atomic programme.

Hardliner Lieberman returns as Israel foreign minister

Rightwing firebrand Avigdor Lieberman took his oath of office in front of the Israeli parliament on Monday, returning as foreign minister after he quit to fight corruption allegations. The 120-member house confirmed his reappointment by a vote of 62 to 17, almost a year after he resigned to fight the charges which he was cleared of last week. Lieberman heads the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party which entered into a formal alliance with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud in October.

Hardliner Lieberman returns as Israel foreign minister

Lieberman has shown open disdain for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, calling him a "diplomatic terrorist" and an obstacle to peace.

Hardliner Lieberman returns as Israel foreign minister

Right-wing firebrand Avigdor Lieberman took his oath of office in front of the Israeli parliament on Monday, returning as foreign minister after he quit to fight corruption charges. The 120-member house confirmed his reappointment by a vote of 62 to 17, almost a year after he resigned to fight the corruption charges which he was cleared of last week. Lieberman heads the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu (Israel is Our Home) party, which entered into a formal alliance with Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud in October 2012.

Lieberman sworn in as Israel foreign minister

Right-wing Israeli firebrand Avigdor Lieberman took his oath of office in front of the Israeli parliament on Monday, returning as foreign minister after he quit to fight corruption charges. The 120-member house confirmed by a vote of 62 to 17 his reappointment, almost a year after he resigned to fight the corruption charges which he was cleared of last week. scw/dv

Israeli rightist Lieberman sworn back in as foreign minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in as foreign minister on Monday after his acquittal on corruption charges, a development that could further complicate peace talks with the Palestinians. Lieberman stepped down last year when he was indicted. His reinstatement to the role, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had held open for him, is likely to harden the tone of Israeli diplomacy.

Israeli right-winger Lieberman to return as foreign minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli cabinet approved on Sunday the return of far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman as foreign minister after his acquittal on corruption charges, in a move that could further complicate peace talks with the Palestinians. Lieberman stepped down last year when he was indicted. His reinstatement to the role, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had held open for him, is likely to harden the tone of Israeli diplomacy.

Israel's Lieberman acquitted on graft charges

An Israeli court on Wednesday acquitted Avigdor Lieberman on corruption charges in a move welcomed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who hailed his anticipated return to government as foreign minister. The verdict, reached by a panel of three judges at Jerusalem Magistrates Court, means the outspoken hardliner is free to return to a commanding position within the coalition - in a move which could have implications for Israel's peace talks with the Palestinians. But his return to the cabinet would be frozen if Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein were to file an appeal.
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