Lieberman says resolute positions Netanyahu had taken in the U.S. represent the opinions of most Israelis.
During a Yisrael Beiteinu party meet, the foreign minister says that negotiating for the Palestinian right of return means the de facto elimination of Israel.
The prime minister's party praises Netanyahu for taking a stand against Obama's Mideast policy speech calling for return to '67 borders; Palestinians express mixed reaction to Obama speech.
Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon says Israel must 'get used to the idea that we are in crisis-management mode.'
PM secures support of his rightist coalition and Likud party, and even the leftmost pole of his government, Ehud Barak, sends him a message of support.
In broad Mideast policy speech, Obama says unilateral moves won't lead to peace accord, and acknowledges that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are more difficult due to Fatah-Hamas unity.
PM responds to Obama's proposal for two state solution based on 1967 borders, says such a solution would leave many Israelis in the West bank outside Israel's borders.
Head to Head / Journalist-cum-political Aspirant Menashe Raz, Why Have You Decided to Cross the Fence Now?
For 35 years Raz served in a variety of senior positions at the Israel Broadcasting Authority, and more recently as moderator of the Press Conference program, under a special contract. Now he's joining the Kadima Party.
Earlier request to Interior Ministry was turned down, with Kaniuk explaining in his petition that he does not wish to be part of a 'Jewish Iran.'
Defense Minister Ehud Barak launches party along with five fellow party members, dozens of supporters in Tel Aviv; 'for the first time since I arrived to politics 15 years ago, I feel free and at ease'.