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Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman Indicted

Major cases dismissed, but he may still have to resign his post

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Avigdor Lieberman(AFP)

After months of speculation, state prosecutors announced that Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman–Israel’s biggest bull in the China shop–has been indicted on a breach of trust charge.

Here’s what seems to be most important about this revelation:

–Lieberman was dismissed of the major charges with the biggest bite: money laundering and obstruction of justice

–It remains unclear whether or not Lieberman will be forced to resign his post. Lieberman’s lawyers claim there is a precedent that would allow him to keep his job

–Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already congratulated Lieberman for having the most severe charges dropped, a signal that Netanyahu isn’t going to dismiss him

–Semi-serious indictments seem to be a rite of passage for Israeli politicians on their way to the Prime Minister’s office. Lieberman may have just cleared himself a path.

Lieberman will have a press conference at 8 PM tonight in Israel. It should be a hoot. We’ll keep you posted!

Liberman Indicted on Minor Breach of Trust Claim
[Times of Israel]

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oaklandj says:

I’m not a fan of this (racist) man. I hope he’s out.

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Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman Indicted

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