Now Reading:

Lieberman questioned by Israeli police

world news

Lieberman questioned by Israeli police


Just two days into his term as Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been questioned by police for more than seven hours on suspicion of money laundering, bribery and abuse of trust.

The leader of the extreme right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party, a vital partner in the new Likud-led coalition, was cautioned during the questioning. His party was the big winner in the most recent election campaign which saw the return to power of Benjamin Netanyahu, who depends on his support to be prime minister.

One of Lieberman’s first acts on becoming Foreign Minister on Tuesday was to say Israel would refuse to be bound by the terms of the 2007 Annapolis Middle East peace initiative. Israeli police say the questioning is part of an ongoing investigation.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article