Avigdor Liberman, 1958-

A former foreign minister, Liberman was the finance minister in the coalition formed in June 2021. Born in Moldova, Liberman arrived in Israel in 1978. He formed the secular Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) in 1999, largely supported by Russian speakers. He resigned as defense minister in late 2018 over Haredi military service, sparking five elections in 3½ years. He has expressed willingness to give up his West Bank home for genuine peace with the Palestinians.

Photo: Mark Neyman, Israeli Government Press Office