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Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted
INN ^ | 11/6/2013, 8:53 AM | Gil Ronen

Posted on 11/06/2013 12:04:07 AM PST by Olog-hai

A three-judge panel unanimously acquitted former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of the charges against him Wednesday morning. The verdict means he can return to serve as foreign minister, but the state is expected to appeal it.

“Seventeen years are over; it’s behind me,” Lieberman told reporters after the verdict. “I want to thank my family and friends who truly stood by me in all of those 17 years and gave me the support. I want to thank the defense team that did an amazing job; extraordinary.”

“I do not intend to deal with this issue anymore,” he added. “This chapter is behind me, and I am focusing on the challenges that are already facing us.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acquittal; appeal; avigdorlieberman; knesset

1 posted on 11/06/2013 12:04:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Chased him for 17 years. Political persecution, ya think?


2 posted on 11/06/2013 12:26:33 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the pemople fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47
He is probably just as guilty as any other corrupt politician but he was hounded unfairly for so many years.

Had he been a Left-wing politician, they would have arrived at the same verdict but after 2 and not 17 years.

People love to hate him because he is Russian, gruff, does not mince his words and says what most Israelis know viscerally to be true but are afraid to say it public.

He states the truth albeit in a very undiplomatic way and he is the Foreign Minister! He knows the true intentions of Israel's enemies even though they (the PLO) are packaged as Israel's “PARTNERS FOR PEACE”. Lieberman knows it's a lie and says so without reservation, much to the chagrin of naive diplomats.

3 posted on 11/06/2013 1:05:24 AM PST by Netz
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To: Netz

“He states the truth albeit in a very undiplomatic way and he is the Foreign Minister! He knows the true intentions of Israel’s enemies even though they (the PLO) are packaged as Israel’s “PARTNERS FOR PEACE”. Lieberman knows it’s a lie and says so without reservation, much to the chagrin of naive diplomats.”

That’s exactly why I like him.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 4:06:35 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the pemople fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47
I like his honest, no apologies approach.

He is Netanyahu's Rottweiler. As the Foreign Minister he is supposed to be subtle, which he is not.

His approach is the correct one for personalities in the Middle East.

He scares the Israeli Left and he scares Israel's enemies - this is the law of the jungle out there.

5 posted on 11/06/2013 4:15:32 AM PST by Netz
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To: Netz

“He scares the Israeli Left and he scares Israel’s enemies - this is the law of the jungle out there.”

Bingo.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 4:36:50 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the pemople fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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7 posted on 11/06/2013 5:06:27 PM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: Netz
He is Netanyahu's Rottweiler. As the Foreign Minister he is supposed to be subtle, which he is not.

"It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety."
--Isaac Asmiov

8 posted on 11/06/2013 7:59:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SJackson

Trump up the next charge against him. We’ll get that wascawwy Wussian yet.


9 posted on 11/07/2013 10:22:58 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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