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Avigdor Lieberman Sworn in as Israel’s Foreign Minister

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JNS.orgAvigdor Lieberman has been officially sworn in as Israel’s foreign minister, returning to his old position less than a week after being acquitted on fraud charges.

The Knesset voted 62-17 in favor of returning Lieberman to Israel’s top diplomatic post. The Israeli cabinet also approved his return in a vote on Sunday, paving the way for the Knesset vote.

Lieberman originally resigned from the position, which he held from 2009-2012, after he was indicted. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept the post open for him until the end of his trial.

“I missed him in the government,” Netanyahu said, the Jerusalem Post reported. “We have a lot to work on, great trials and challenges. It’s important for us to work together.”

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