How Avigdor Lieberman gambled against Benjamin Netanyahu — and won. The Yisrael Beiteinu leader is determined to end the prime minister's grip over government Avigdor Lieberman Benjamin Netanyahu israel. In a speech last night Netanyahu addressed the Israeli public and said: “You voted in 65 MKs from parties who promised you that they would choose me to form a right-wing government. FORMER STAFF May 19, 2016 November 9, 2016. World Netanyahu pulls off coalition surprise to upend Israeli politics. They … Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Avigdor Lieberman was obsessed with toppling the Government and had dragged the country to unnecessary elections. Avigdor Lieberman, a right-wing nationalist and erstwhile ally of Netanyahu, is in the unusual position of having personally triggered not one but two elections this year. Avigdor Liberman, torturer of the Israeli electorate, owes us an explanation He could have crowned Netanyahu as PM in April, and either Netanyahu or Gantz in September.