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If find this article to be very interesting.
First, What kind of fraud was Avigdor Lieberman accused of within the Israeli government ?



I am happy that he may have to resign, since I did not like his policy towards peace, nor his racist attitudes (some of them sounded VERY scary! Especially the one where he said that "Minorities everywhere are the problem. I find that totally ironic that he would say that, since he, as a Jew was a minority, living under opprssive Soviet rule in the present day Moldova-- how did he acquire such attitudes?)

And why is his party, "Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home)"--why is it heavily supported by Jews from the former Soviet Union?

Blessings
Stephanie

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8181300.stm

Lieberman vows to quit if charged

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said he will stand down if charged over corruption allegations.

On Sunday police recommended that should face charges. The decision on whether to pursue the case now rests with the attorney general.

Mr Lieberman has consistently denied any wrong-doing and says the inquiry is politically motivated.

The allegations against Mr Lieberman relate bribery, money-laundering and obstructing justice.


I am convinced that next year, and in two years too, I will still be foreign affairs minister

Avigdor Lieberman


Profile: Avigdor Lieberman
"[If the attorney general] decides to indict me after hearing me out, I will step down as foreign minister and within the next four or five months I will quit as a member of parliament," Mr Lieberman said.

But he added: "I am convinced that next year, and in two years too, I will still be foreign affairs minister."

The accusations are believed to relate to a company run by Mr Lieberman's daughter.

In April - days after being sworn in as foreign minister - Mr Lieberman faced more than seven hours of police questioning over the allegations against him.

Outspoken

The appointment of the outspoken Mr Lieberman, 51, had already been seen as controversial.

He has previously said that Israel is not bound by a US-sponsored agreement from 2007 to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians, and that Israeli-Arab MPs who met Hamas should be executed like Nazi collaborators after the Nuremburg trials.

The Moldovan-born politician advocates swapping swathes of Israeli-Arab populated territory in Israel with Israeli settlement blocs in the West Bank.

Palestinian officials have described him as an "obstacle to peace".

He leads Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) - the second-largest party in the governing coalition and the third-largest in parliament.

The party draws much of its support from the one million Jews who went to Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991

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