Currently serving as Israel’s Defense Minister since June 2016, Liberman is the leader of the Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home) Party. Liberman immigrated to Israel from the Soviet Union in 1978. Liberman worked closely with Benjamin Netanyahu, before splitting with him and forming his own party in 1999. In addition to Defense Minister, he has served as Israel’s Foregin Minister twice. Liberman, a West Bank resident, has stated that he would be willing to give up his own home for a real peace deal, but at the same time, he has openly questioned the loyalty of Israel’s Arab population.