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Ultranationalist Leader Joins Israeli Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expanded his coalition government, but the appointment of a hardliner to a senior Cabinet post is drawing criticism, both at home and abroad.   Netanyahu signed the coalition deal in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, alongside his controversial new partner, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the Yisrael Beitenu party.   “I welcome Avigdor Lieberman and his faction members as important partners to the coalition,” Netanyahu...

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