Here comes Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Haaretz and the BBC are reporting that Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman have reached a deal wherein the far-right politician will become Israel's foreign minister.

If so, you can kiss the peace process goodbye for a while, if it is not gone for good. Israel's international standing is going to take a major nosedive.

Already, EU foreign affairs chief Javier Solana has warned that the way "the European Union will relate to an (Israeli) government that is not committed to a two-state solution will be very, very different."

Lieberman's party, Yisrael Beitenu, is getting five additional cabinet slots, including internal security.


Israeli defense contractor woos India with Bollywood

This promotional video that Israeli defense contractor Rafael made for a recent Indian aerospace trade fair is just weird beyond belief: 

(Hat tip: Marginal Revolution)