Avigdor Lieberman sworn in as Israeli foreign minister

(JNS.org) Avigdor Lieberman has been officially sworn in as Israel’s foreign minister, returning to his old position less than a week after being acquitted on fraud charges.

Avigdor Lieberman. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Knesset voted 62-17 in favor of returning Lieberman to Israel’s top diplomatic post. The Israeli cabinet also approved his return in a vote on Sunday, paving the way for the Knesset vote.

Lieberman originally resigned from the position, which he held from 2009-2012, after he was indicted. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept the post open for him until the end of his trial.

“I missed him in the government,” Netanyahu said, the Jerusalem Post reported. “We have a lot to work on, great trials and challenges. It’s important for us to work together.”


Posted on November 11, 2013 .