Avigdor Lieberman goes on the attack
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Lieberman: See you in court

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slams police in wake of new allegations; FM says he'll show up at Supreme Court Wednesday morning to file petition over probe leaks, invites journalists to attend

Lieberman goes on the attack: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he will show up at the Supreme Court at 10 am Wednesday in order to petition Israel's top court to look into leaks from his interrogations.


In his petition, Lieberman will be asking the court to order the attorney general, state prosecutor, and the police's internal affairs unit to explain why they closed the leaks case at early stages of the probe against him.


However, police officials rejected Lieberman's charges and said they were merely meant to divert attention away from the suspicions against him. The police say the latest information given to the media regarding Lieberman was not a leak, but rather, an official statement.


On Tuesday, the police issued a statement revealing that the foreign minister is now being investigated on suspicions of disruption of justice in relation to the ongoing investigations against him.


MKs mostly silent 

Meanwhile, Lieberman's government colleagues and an overwhelming majority of Knesset members refused to issue a response to the grave charges against the foreign minister.


Lieberman himself told reporters Tuesday at a function he attended that he will be happy to respond to the new allegations against him at the Supreme Court.


"Show up at the Supreme Court at 10 am and I'll be happy to respond," he said.


According to the information released by police Tuesday, Lieberman is believed to have received, in October 2008, a classified document about the probes he faced from Israel's then-ambassador in Belarus. Sources close to Lieberman dismissed the charges, saying Lieberman refused to take the document from the former envoy.


פרסום ראשון: 03.03.10, 00:49
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