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I think they've oversimplified the situation. Here is a more detailed explanation. Basically, Lieberman seems certain to be foreign minister.  But he may soon be charged with corruption, in which case he may have to step down. The fight is over whether the position will be guaranteed ahead of time to someone else in his party, or not.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 09:15:49 AM EST
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Yisrael Beiteinu: Not giving up Foreign Ministry - Israel News, Ynetnews
"Anyone counting on the fact that Lieberman will be dismissed from the post following an investigation needs to take into account that (an investigation) would take at least 13 years," said a party spokeswoman who noted that investigations against the chairman had begun as early as 1996.
The mind boggles.

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 09:23:24 AM EST
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