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Liberman Resigns — Like a Fox

Avigdor Liberman has resigned immediately from his post as foreign minister — a plan which, writes Ben Caspit, may return him to the head of a new Israeli government in March 2013.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gestures as he speaks at a conference for young members of his Yisrael Beiteinu party in Tel Aviv December 13, 2012. Lieberman said on Thursday he need not resign after the Justice Ministry decided to indict him for fraud and breach of trust, less severe charges than were originally considered. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS)
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Avigdor Liberman's decision to resign immediately from his post as foreign minister is the outcome of a basic risk-management policy.

On Friday morning, Liberman convened his top-notch lawyers to receive a learned and up-to-date assessment, which consisted of two parts. The first one contended with the chances of his conviction in the ambassador affair. The second one addressed the chances of the petition filed against him with the Supreme Court with the demand that he resign from the government upon arraignment.

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