Avigdor Lieberman

Israeli Politician
Born Jun 5, 1958

Avigdor Lieberman 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.… Read More

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1958 Birth Lieberman was born to a Russian-speaking family on 5 July 1958 in Kishinev, Soviet Union (now Chișinău, Moldova). … Read More


1978 20 Years Old Lieberman and his family immigrated to Israel in 1978, and Lieberman changed his first name to 'Avigdor'. … Read More
1983 25 Years Old From 1983 to 1988, Lieberman helped found the Zionist Forum for Soviet Jewry, and was a member of the Board of the Jerusalem Economic Corporation and the Secretary of the Jerusalem branch of the Histadrut Ovdim Le'umit ("National Workers' Union").


1988 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Kach was barred from participating in the election in 1988 under the revised Knesset Elections Law banning parties that incited racism and was declared a terrorist organization in 1994. … Read More
1993 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 38 Years Old After Netanyahu was elected Prime Minister, Lieberman served as Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office from 1996 to 1997.
1997 39 Years Old In 1997, Lieberman resigned from Likud after Prime Minister Netanyahu granted concessions to the Palestinians in the Wye River Memorandum, and expressed disappointment when Yisrael BaAliyah, a new immigrant's party headed by Natan Sharansky that had right-center leanings, did not quit the coalition government in protest.


1999 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, Lieberman formed the Yisrael Beiteinu party to create a platform for Soviet immigrants who supported a hard line in negotiations with the Palestinians. … Read More
2001 - 2003 3 More Events
2004 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2004, Lieberman was dismissed from the cabinet by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon due to his opposition to the Gaza disengagement, and Yisrael Beiteinu left the government in June in protest of the disengagement.
In the 2006 legislative election, Lieberman's party split from the National Union to run alone. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Lieberman resigned his cabinet position and Yisrael Beiteinu left the coalition in January 2008; he cited his opposition to the resuming peace talks, saying that "Negotiations on the basis of land for peace are a critical mistake... and will destroy us."
…  He served as Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2012, and again from 2013 to 2015. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old On 24 May 2010 the Israel Police recommended Lieberman's indictment for Breach of Trust, regarding the suspected receipt of classified information concerning ongoing criminal investigations into his activities. … Read More
2011 53 Years Old 1 More Event
After the 2011 Duma election, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin's party United Russia won, Lieberman was the first international politician to describe them as "absolutely fair, free and democratic".
In his remarks at the 2013 Sderot Conference for Society, Lieberman stated his support of multi-directional foreign policy, one that is more diverse. … Read More
On 5 January 2014, Lieberman again brought up his plan, saying that he would not support any peace plan that did not include such "an exchange". … Read More
2015 57 Years Old On 8 March 2015 he stated at a conference in Herzliya: … Read More
Lieberman was appointed Minister of Defense by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in May 2016. … Read More
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