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Netanyahu-Lieberman Foreign Ministry Pact Legal

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Times of Israel – Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has decided that there is no legal obstacle to an agreement whereby the Foreign Ministry will be reserved for Avigdor Liberman, who had to step down as top diplomat late last year to fight fraud charges, Weinstein’s assistant said Wednesday.

Weinstein’s view is that Liberman’s fitness to serve as foreign minister can only be determined based on the outcome of his trial, Assistant Attorney General Oren Pono said. Weinstein also noted that the appointment of ministers is the exclusive prerogative of the Knesset, and that the practice of withholding portfolios pending a later development had antecedents with previous governments.

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