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Israel's Lieberman rejoining government after acquittal

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed his former foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, back to government on Wednesday after the ultra-nationalist politician was acquitted of corruption charges. Lieberman's return to office could further complicate already troubled U.S.-sponsored peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Verdict due in fraud trial of Israel's Lieberman

An Israeli court will deliver Wednesday its verdict in the trial of former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of fraud and breach of trust. The ruling at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court will have an immediate impact on the political career of a man who holds a key position in Israel's ruling coalition. If acquitted, the nightclub bouncer-turned politician will be able to return to his former cabinet post within days, assuming the attorney general does not appeal.

Israel's ex-foreign minister accused by former deputy

A key witness in the corruption trial of Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman reiterated his accusations against the former nightclub bouncer at a court hearing on Thursday. Ex-deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon said his former boss pushed him to give an ambassadorial posting to Zeev Ben Aryeh, who had been accused of giving Lieberman confidential information about a police investigation into his affairs in 2008. At a first hearing on February 17, Lieberman pleaded not guilty to the charges in a trial which will decide his political future.

Witnesses take stand in trial of Israel's Lieberman

A key witness in the trial of Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman took the stand Thursday as his trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust began at Jerusalem Magistrate's Court. At a first hearing on February 17, Lieberman pleaded not guilty to the charges in a trial which will decide the one-time nightclub bouncer's political future. He is suspected of trying to secure an ambassadorial posting for Israeli diplomat Zeev Ben Aryeh who provided him with confidential information about a police investigation into his affairs in 2008.

Graft trial of Israel's Lieberman gets under way

Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman was in court on Thursday as his trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust got under way in Jerusalem. At a first hearing on February 17, Lieberman pleaded not guilty in a trial which will decide the one-time nightclub bouncer's political future. Lieberman is suspected of trying to secure an ambassadorial posting for Israeli diplomat Zeev Ben Aryeh who provided him with confidential information about a police investigation into his affairs.

Graft trial of Israel's Lieberman gets under way

Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman was in court on Thursday as his trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust got under way in Jerusalem. At a first hearing on February 17, Lieberman pleaded not guilty in a trial which will decide the one-time nightclub bouncer's political future. Lieberman is suspected of trying to secure an ambassadorial posting for Israeli diplomat Zeev Ben Aryeh who provided him with confidential information about a police investigation into his affairs.

Israel's Lieberman pleads 'not guilty' as graft trial starts

The trial of Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of fraud and breach of trust opened at a Jerusalem court on Sunday in a case which will decide the former nightclub bouncer's political future. Wearing a dark-blue suit and white shirt, Lieberman was silent as he entered the courtroom and did not speak to waiting reporters, an AFP correspondent at Jerusalem Magistrate's Court said. In a brief opening procedure, the charges against Lieberman were read out, with the former minister pleading not guilty. The hearing was then adjourned until April 25.

Israeli former FM Lieberman pleads not guilty as trial starts

* Lieberman resigned as foreign minister in December * Conviction could end his political career * Case focuses on Lieberman's promotion of diplomat By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Israel's former foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, pleaded not guilty on Sunday to charges of fraud and breach of trust at the start of a trial that has put the ultranationalist's political career into doubt.

Corruption trial of Israel's Lieberman begins

The trial of Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of fraud and breach of trust opened at a Jerusalem court Sunday in a case which will decide the former bouncer's political future. Wearing a dark-blue suit and white shirt, Lieberman was silent as he entered the courtroom and did not speak to waiting reporters, an AFP correspondent at Jerusalem Magistrate's Court said. Lieberman is accused of having promoted an Israeli ambassador who provided him with confidential information about a police investigation into his affairs.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Corruption trial of Israel's Lieberman begins: AFP

The trial of Israel's former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of fraud and breach of trust began on Sunday at Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, an AFP correspondent said. The former minister, wearing a dark-blue suit and white shirt, did not speak to waiting reporters as he arrived and entered the courtroom where the trial got under way at 1200 GMT, the correspondent said. pix-hmw/srm
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