Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted, To Be Reappointed as Foreign Minister


avigdor-liebermanAvigdor Lieberman is set to be re-appointed as Israel’s foreign minister after being acquitted of all charges against him a long-running criminal trial.

The dramatic comeback is likely to shape Israel’s political landscape for years to come. Lieberman, 55, is thought to harbor ambitions for the prime ministership of the country following an alliance with the party of prime minister Bibi Netanyahu in the general election earlier this year.

Netanyahu has kept the post of foreign minister, which Lieberman held for three years, open for the past 10 months while awaiting the outcome of his ally’s trial.

“I congratulate you on the unanimous acquittal and am happy about your return to the Israeli government so we can continue working together for the good of the people of Israel,” Netanyahu told Lieberman in a statement.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. This seems to be a regular occurrence in Israeli politics: Nearly every politician gets indicted and then almost all of them are acquitted at trial.

    What gives?