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Diplomacy: September 9, 2011

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Israel Beytenu) leaked to Yedioth Aharonoth that the experts in his ministry recommended he initiate cooperation with Kurdish terrorist organization PKK and supply it with weaponry, and that he assist the Armenians and submit complaints against Turkey in U.N. institutions about human rights violations. Officials in the ministry said, on the other hand, that the recommendations were diametrically opposed to those in the “Liberman plan”. “There were various ideas,” a senior foreign ministry official said, “but the foreign ministry’s main recommendation to Lieberman following that discussion was to take steps to prevent a further escalation with Turkey.”

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September 9th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Political: 11 January, 2001

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Foreign press reporters intending to participate in the PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s annual New Year’s toast, said that they had been humiliated by the Shabak security personnel on premises. A reporter for Al Jazeera was required to remove her bra — when she refused she was forbidden from entering, and left. Turkish journalists also said they had to undergo humiliating security checks.

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January 11th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Political: 26th December, 2010

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After the Foreign Minister, Avigdor Liberman, said during a conference of ambassadors in Jerusalem that the PM and FM of Turkey are lying, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in reply that Liberman’s words “only reflect his own personal opinions, just as government ministers have different views. The policy of the government of Israel is only that expressed by the Prime Minister”. (Hebrew)

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December 26th, 2010 at 4:12 pm