Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Israeli FM questioned over graft

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 2, 2009

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Lieberman was sworn in as foreign minister on Tuesday

“Avigdor Lieberman was questioned under caution by police today for seven-and-a-half hours on suspicion of carrying out the following: bribery, money laundering and breach of trust,” Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesman, said.

For full article, visit http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/04/200942145820429387.html

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U.S. pro-Israel lobby wages anti-Lieberman campaign

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 2, 2009

“J Street is deeply concerned about what Avigdor Lieberman’s recent strong showing in Israeli elections, and the key role he is playing as Foreign Minister in the new Israeli government, mean for the U.S.-Israel relationship,” said a statement on the group’s website, urging supporters to sign an open letter and call on Jewish community leaders to “speak out forcefully against Lieberman’s inflammatory platform and rhetoric and stand up for peace, justice and democracy.”

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1076043.html