TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, reports reveal that Avigdor
Lieberman has resigned from his position as Israel's Foreign Minister
and Deputy Prime Minister. This decision was taken in response to
yesterday's announcement by Israel's Attorney General that charges
would be laid against Lieberman for breach of trust.
In response, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish
Affairs, issued the following statement:
"Today's announcement is a clear demonstration of the strength of
Israel's democratic institutions. Moreover, in holding the country's
elected officials accountable under the rule of law, Israel's Attorney
General provides an important model for the Middle East. As people
across the region suffer under dictatorships and theocratic regimes,
the small state of Israel - the region's sole liberal democracy -
exemplifies the sort of future we hope will ultimately emerge across
the Middle East."
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a non-partisan organization
that serves as the advocacy arm of the Jewish Federations of Canada.
SOURCE: Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
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