Major accusations were dropped. Fraud and breach of trust remained. Lieberman's a serial felon. Clear evidence exists. Weinstein claimed otherwise.
At the same time, he said "suspicions against Lieberman's series of intricate and intertwined, underhanded actions cannot be ruled out."
Suspicions after years of investigations assure new charges won't follow. Lieberman is largely off the hook. No Israeli except Netanyahu is less deserving.
Lieberman denied wrongdoing. What else would he say? He charged police and prosecutors with witch-hunt justice. He vowed to clear his name.
Reports suggest he'll seek plea bargain leniency. It won't be the first time. His decision followed legal advice.
He wasn't forced to resign. He did so ahead of upcoming elections. Convicted felons don't help their party or coalition partner.
He'll seek reelection, nonetheless. "I believe that the citizens of the State of Israel are entitled to go to the polling stations after this matter is resolved," he said.- Advertisement -
"I might continue to serve the State of Israel and the citizens of Israel as part of a strong and united leadership that will cope with the security, political and economic challenges" ahead.
On Friday, he said: