Years and years of investigation and suddenly just weeks before the elections the prosecution decides that the HUGE case against him amounts to nothing, but they'll pursue this other case?
The man is innocent until proven guilty. It's just waaaaay too fishy that suddenly before the election somebody in the prosecutors office gets a testosterone surge.
Sure, investigate Lieberman and put him on trial, but heck - there is something decidedly rotten in the state prosecutors office that has to be fixed.
Brian Cohen ,
Judean Peoples Front
2. Leftist Arab appeasers behind it.
No fraud charges would ever have been found if he were one of those Leftists anti-Israel crooks.
3. Our Lunatic Leftist media will go into feeding-frenzy now!
Followed duly by the likewise Courts...Liberman will have quite tough time beating this.
Gal-On has quite a gall to be voicing any opinions.
4. Crooks must resign...
5. Israel Lacks A Vetting System
Any crook can run for the Knesset.
Many get elected.
We have had an embarrassing large number of crooks in our legislature, and G-d knows how many future criminals are sitting there now!
There currently is no system to weed out the ganovim before they are included in some party's list and block their candidacy.
This is a serious flaw in our electoral system that no on is addressing.
Reuven Brauner ,
6. Leiberman, please resign
Leiberman has been a disgrace to Israel and to the Jewish people worldwide. He is thought of with such disdain that Netanyahu had to have his Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, meet with foreign leaders because none of them wanted to meet with the facist Leiberman.
Sadly, his worldview seems to have been accepted by more and more of the Israeli public and because of that Israel is seen by more and more people around the world (and not just the Arab countries) as a country bent on being an occupying power forever, with the ongoing treatment of the Palestinians a source of anger that has made Israel a pariah in the eyes of most of the world community.
Loyalty oaths, the debasement, and the disparagement, and belittleing of anyone who desires a just and lasting peace to the Israeli Palestinian conflict is a direct result of the acceptance of Avigdor Leiberman and everything he stands for.
In todays Israel not only would David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, and Yitzchak Rabin be considered extreme leftists but Menachem Begin would probably be attacked as well as being too liberal. The true face of Israel has become Avigdor Leiberman and that is very, very sad.
Mark Jeffery Koch ,
Cherry Hill, USA
7. just can not believe it!
those treaturous, commie, arab loving lefties want to throw out one the REAL MAN in politics today? i think all those wanting him out should be geathered up, and shove them over to gaza,to join their good friends in hamas...
8. All politicians are practiced liars -
left, right, center - it makes no difference.
The other serious charges against him are not in the indictment because witnesses are dead (tragic accident? suicide? assassinated?) and the remaining ones now all of the sudden refuse to testify against him (threats? intimidation? bribes?)...
This guy is a criminal thug. Politicians in Europe who spouted the nationalistic, racist, threatening drivel he does are rightly denounced.
It is shameful to have someone like this in government!!
9. Only because Lieberman is right-wing
These are frivolous charges to begin with that are difficult to prove - breach of trust, fraud? How did he breach trust? Because he supposedly appointed someone ambassador as a favor because he gave him some information? Even if this is true, like it or not, this is the way politics work.
Olmert was convicted of breach of trust & was acquitted of more serious charges with a lot of evidence & all he got was slap on the wrist because he's a leftist.
Ramat Gan, Israel
"...indict him for breach of public trust and fraud in a 2008 cause involving obstruction of justice by former Israeli ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben-Aryeh."
Why is it if Ze'ev Ben-Aryeh
was found guilty in obstruction of justice attorney general is charging Avigdor Lieberman in Ben-Aryeh's legal problems?
Mr. Lieberman has to file complain against police and against attorney general for abusing their power, for the unprecedented smear campaign against him which they dragged for 14 years.
11. Lieberman's toilet
The man is disgusting enough without having YNET go into his toilet habits.
12. No one would attack him if he was arab loving left wing.
Bunnie Meyer ,
Los Angeles, CA USA
In America they could never convict Meyer Lansky for all the dope dealing, extortion and murders he was complicit in yet no one ever doubted he was a bad guy and a gangster. Since witnesses disappear, die, commit suicide or change their testimony thugs like Lieberman often get off. But that does not give him the creds to be a national leader.
14. LMAO, LMAO, LMAO
"I don't have to resign", spoken like a true SNL cast member,,,,,LMAO.
15. #6.. Lieberman tells it straight and many people resent this
Lieberman does not use the false niceties of diplomacy that you, or some foreign diplomats might prefer.
The foreign diplomats prefer Jews to be
" tame " and to know their place, and Lieberman certainly does not fit their pre-conceived perceptions.
Honesty and straight talk may appear as being " unpolished " and politically embarrasing to some people.
However many people prefer the straight honesty of Lieberman rather than the political " games " that others play.
Abraham ben Jacob ,
16. Ultimate proof he's good for Israel
One should be proud when accused by weenstain - bedfellow of beinisch, olmert, oppenhaimer and ofran - to name a few.
It's almost perfect opposite of, say, getting peace prize nobel.
You are right !
18. Stop wasting time
Stop wasting time going after lieberman and go after the real criminals... (that would be Zoabi)
Jordan Ariel ,
19. Lieberman is one tough guy ..
Sometimes I wish I'd been this tough in my life!
michael redbourn ,
20. Love Liberman: He'll Get Off: Leftists will FAIL
Liberman ROCKS: his success in pissing off the most disastrous idealists in Europe and the leftists at home PROVE he's on the right track. Love his direct words, calling a spade a spade and how he handled this is awesome. Hope after he gets off he JAMS IT in the ugly faces of the radical leftists who are destroying the entire western world with their whinny, mouthy special interests and welfare state dreams. Go Liberman!
My Planet Israel ,
21. A sign of the times
I may well be that $ha$ see a lot of common with Lieberman - and not just as a result of inherent racism.
The man is the ugly face of Israel, he employs all of the diplomatic skills that he learned as a bouncer, becuase that after all is his training for the job -
He should resign - not because of this, becuase in Israel of today not only are you innocent until proven guilty if you are a politician but anythign that is not illegal, is permitted even if it is immoral.
No he shoudl resign because he is directly responsible for making Israel weaker by his incompetence.
22. True leader
Mr Lieberman don't step down . You tell the truth what Jewish represent .
23. what about the fraud
so easy to be loved by the right wing jews. just say something extreme right wing and you off the hook for any wrong doing.
24. Minister Lieberman: No you don't, but you should!
Our politicians are on the way to becoming like those in a banana republic and one wonders how long it it going to take before violence, like that in Eastern European parliaments, will become the norm her?
The law is one thing but morals and ethics, no, I know we are dealing with politicians, "should" have the public trust.
At least Olmert had the decency to resign!
25. #24, he might, but he should not
If Lieberman resigns, it will mean that crooks that discredit Israeli "justice" for political witch hunts will have won.
I dislike crooked politicians (to whom Lieberman does not belong, not until he is convicted by the court of law anyway), but politicized police and judges are infinitely worse.
And this is exactly what has been happening in Israel for a while - a lawfare against anyone who is not in the "refined" progressive club.
However, I do admit, that given the choice between Lieberman, Livni, Olmert, and Deri, I would choose Naftali Bennet.
26. Who cares? As long as he takes on the pals
BUILD BABY BUILD !!!!!
big bad Jew ,
27. # 15 Abraham LOVIN' ME SOME LIEBERMAN!!!!!
A big man in a sea of little fishes.
BUILD BABY BUILD !!!!!!
big bad Jew ,
28. # 16 2 Mad you're right!
Don't know about the rest of them but, I for one, LOVE LIEBERMAN!!!!!!
BUILD BABY BUILD !!!!
big bad Jew ,
29. # 18 Jordan Ariel YYYYYYEEESSSSSS!!!!
And, speaking of criminals both the PA and Hamas are run by criminals and murderers.
big bad Jew ,
30. # 19 Michael Support Lieberman and you will be that tough.
That's one reason he's so well respected and admired by Jews in Israel and abroad.
And, the reason pals hate him with a passion.
That in itself is all the reason anyone needs to know.