Mideast Israel Politics

December 13, 2012 - 5:33 PM
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman talks with members of the Bosnian Presidency during meeting in Sarajevo. Israel's powerful foreign minister was charged Thursday with breach of trust, but escaped more serious charges in a fraud and money-laundering case that could jeopardize his political career and upend the Israeli political system just a month before parliamentary elections. The decision by Israel's attorney general capped an investigation into Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman that stretched back more than a decade. Lieberman, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, immediately came under heavy pressure to resign. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)