Netanyahu, Lieberman sworn in

Benjamin Netanyahu has been sworn in as the leader of Israel’s 32nd government. The controversial Avigdor Lieberman will, as feared, be foreign minister while Labor Party leader Ehud Barak will keep his role as defense minister.

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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Israeli right-wing Likud party leaer Benjamin Netanyahu (C-R) looks at far-right Yisrael Beitenu party leader Avigdor Lieberman (C-L) as new knesset members take their seats during their swearing-in ceremony in Jerusalem on February 24, 2009. Israeli President Shimon Peres urged the Jewish state's new parliament to make peace efforts with the Palestinians its top priority as MPs convened for their first session since a February 10 election. AFP PHOTO/POOL/JIM HOLLANDER (Photo credit should read JIM HOLLANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Benjamin Netanyahu has been sworn in as the leader of Israel's 32nd government. The controversial Avigdor Lieberman will, as feared, be foreign minister while Labor Party leader Ehud Barak will keep his role as defense minister.

Benjamin Netanyahu has been sworn in as the leader of Israel’s 32nd government. The controversial Avigdor Lieberman will, as feared, be foreign minister while Labor Party leader Ehud Barak will keep his role as defense minister.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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