More on Netanyahu-Lieberman

A few days ago I noted tensions between Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman.

The BBC has an update:  Israeli PM admits ‘mistake’ over Turkey talks ‘insult’.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. Brummagem Joe says:

    Be real. Netanyahu knows Lieberman is a nut case but he just happens to be the leader of a extreme fundamentalist party that is essential to keeping Bibi’s coalition in power. Israel needs a rapprochemont with Turkey and there is no way Lieberman is going to facilitate that so what was the alternative. This morning’s news that the Turkish foreign minister sent a clear message that Turkey wants its preconditions met or it’s going to suspend relations altogether suggests the Turks are in no mood to paper this over.