Israel FM Avigdor Lieberman Resigns

Late in the day on Friday, Dec. 14, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned his post after denying he would be resigning earlier in the day.

Prior to his resignation, Lieberman had been indicted on charges of "fraud and breach of trust."

Lieberman has publicly stated that he has committed no crime, and he accuses the state prosecutor of engaging in "legal harassment."

Nevertheless, Lieberman appears to have followed the Israeli tradition heretofore upheld, which basically says that in this situation "ministers under indictment must resign until the case is resolved."

Ironically, Lieberman can still run in the upcoming Israeli elections. And reports indicate there is no reason to think he "will remove his name from the Likud-Beiteinu list," where he is second only to Israeli PM Netanyahu. 

 


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