Lieberman Veers Left

Lieberman's has long abandnoned his refusal to establish a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River. He is ready to give up even his own house in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim, he once announced.

An argument broke out between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman at the Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu faction meeting last week. Netanyahu was in favor of completing the legislation of a Basic Law mandating a national referendum prior to any decision on withdrawing from sovereign Israeli territory. To the surprise of some commentators, Lieberman objected.