"I know I committed no crime."
"I decided to resign from my post as foreign minister and deputy prime minister."- Advertisement -
"I will now be able to end this matter quickly and without delays, and finally clear my name."- Advertisement -
He's been hounded for years, he added. "Not a day passed without me being referred to as 'a suspect,' 'being under investigation,' (or) 'being an intelligence target.' "
"This has been one long and rolling case, receiving a different title every now and then."
Netanyahu had no comment on Friday. Hours ahead of Weinstein's decision, he said:- Advertisement -
"I believe in Israel's legal system and respect it. The right that it grants any Israeli citizen to defend himself also extends to Minister Lieberman, and I hope for him that he'll be able to prove that he's also innocent regarding the only case that remains."
He likely knew what was coming but hinted nothing.