“Look at what’s happening in the Muslim world. Not one day passed… in recent years without 300 people murdered… There are all kinds of terrorist acts… and everyone is quiet about it.”
In Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s eyes, the world is not a very friendly place – at least not to Israelis. There’s a double standard for Israel and for other countries, and the international community closes its eyes to the facts, he repeated several times in an interview conducted in his Tel Aviv office.
Liberman, who will be speaking at next Wednesday’s Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem, has honed his worldview over decades in Israeli politics, turned it into his own political party with a relatively unwavering platform through the years, and brought it to the Defense Ministry in May. With the reins of the IDF and governance of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) in his hands, he’s now turning his ideas about Israel’s security into action. Continue reading