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Avigdor Lieberman

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Israel’s Lieberman looking to avoid fraud charges

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’ lawyers will attempt on Tuesday to prevent the indictement of the ultra-nationalist leader by Israel’s attorney general. Lieberman, who is accused of fraud, breach of trust, money laundering and witness tampering, denies any wrongdoing. If indicted, Prime Minister Netanyahu will likely dismiss him, therefore triggering early elections. Reuters, United States Click … Continue reading

Netanyahu: Free education for everyone

Ahead of a Knesset vote on lateral budget cuts recommended by the Trajtenberg Committee, in order to allocate funds for social programs, there seems to be a split among Netanyahu’s coalition government. Both Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu have come out against Prime Minister Netanyahu’s proclamation giving all Israeli citizens the right to free education from age 3; … Continue reading

Slamming of Europe stirs tempest in Israel

The Foreign Ministry’s statement on Wednesday slamming four European countries for their condemnation of Israel stirred a mini-tempest on Thursday… but in Israel, not Europe. Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in an Israel Radio interview, characterized the angry Foreign Ministry statement as an example of being right, but not smart. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full … Continue reading

Former Israeli ambassador speaks his mind about his boss, Avigdor Lieberman

Daniel Shek, who recently finished his term as Israel’s ambassador to Paris, has left the diplomatic arena and has some frank and critical things to say about his former boss there. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

Lieberman’s hearing delayed by a month

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein decided on Tuesday to delay until mid-January a hearing that could decide the fate of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s political career. Weinstein decided eight months ago to indict Lieberman, pending a hearing, on charges of fraud, breach of trust, obtaining something through deceit, money-laundering and witness harassment. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for … Continue reading

PM, Lieberman join to revive NGO-funding bill

Days after the NGO bill seemed to be history, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman are trying to revive it. The measure seeks to limit foreign-government funding to political organizations. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story

Lieberman blasts Netanyahu over PA tax transfers

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman fiercely condemned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s support for transferring tax money to the Palestinian Authority on Monday but he said he would not remove his Israel Beiteinu party from the coalition in protest. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story

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