Having been identified as a racist in his attitude towards Arab citizens of Israel, the West tends to shun Lieberman. Not willing to sit around out of work, Lieberman developed for himself a mission: Improve Israel's relations with South America, and Russia with its old friends in the East. Fine, that could have been of use. But as we have seen lately, South America is falling for the Palestinians like domino pieces. Now Russia is going to start another domino cascade. To the unblind it may look like Lieberman is bringing no benefits, only damages to Israel.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu needs to save Israel, not just its image