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What surprises can we expect from Avigdor Liberman?

The pragmatic character of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman might surprise those who catalogued him in the right wing of Israel's political map.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Finance Minister Yair Lapid (back to camera) congratulate Israeli far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman after he was sworn in as Israel's Foreign Minister at the parliament in Jerusalem November 11, 2013. Lieberman was sworn in as foreign minister on Monday after his acquittal on corruption charges, a development that could further complicate peace talks with the Palestinians. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX159MP
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On Thursday, Nov. 14, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman sat down to review the headlines in Israel’s media that awarded him the title “the responsible adult,” “the new Evet” or the “conciliatory and placating Liberman.” Two days earlier, the newly-appointed foreign minister jabbed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he called for an “all-clear siren” and urged a stop to washing dirty linen with the United States in public. “We cannot negotiate today’s world without American assistance,” Liberman stated at the ceremony for his reinstatement as foreign minister.

Asked on Thursday whether from now on he would be the new, conciliatory, moderate Liberman, he replied with roaring laughter to his interlocutor: Baloney, these are journalistic delusions. So, what will you be? Liberman was hard-pressed by his interlocutor. Evet replied: “Let’s all wait and see.”

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