Netanyahu Is Using Lieberman to Break Israel’s Oldest Elite: The Military

Even if the prime minister doesn't end up making his old ally-rival defense minister, he will have sent a clear message to the Israeli military, to the Likud and to the United States

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No one on the Israeli political scene knows Benjamin Netanyahu better than Avigdor Lieberman. Netanyahu knows that – and that's exactly why he would have preferred Isaac Herzog as his new coalition partner.