Avigdor Lieberman, who became Israel's new defense minister this week, visits Jerusalem's Old City on March 9. Lieberman's hard-line positions and controversial remarks have ignited fierce debate in Israel and beyond. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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Here's Why Israel's New Defense Minister Is So Controversial

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blasted the European Union plan to begin labeling products produced in Israeli settlements. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Netanyahu said the world must unite to "stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror." House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (left) and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, listen. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. He called the deal the U.S. and its allies are negotiating with Iran "very bad." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry told a House panel Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judgment on talks with Iran "may not be correct." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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