IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the Defense Ministry's headquarters in Tel Aviv, May 2018. Ariel Schalit / AP

Two Years on the Job, Israel's Defense Minister Lacks Knowledge, Training and Influence

Since his appointment, Lieberman is seen as a calm and restrained minister. But officials speak of disputes with the IDF and all-round dysfunction: 'He's almost transparent in the cabinet,' one senior political source says

On the morning of Tuesday, March 13, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman was at the Home Front Command's situation room, along with military chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Maj. Gen. Tamir Yadai, the...

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