A good defense line for Lieberman - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 15.04.11 | 19:34 (IDT)

    The defense line: I grew up in the former Soviet Union, and I was never used to obeying the law. On the contrary, we all considered that the Law was imposed by the regime in order to control and subjugate the masses, and you had to lie and steal from the state in order to preserve your rights and get ahead. Coming to Israel didn't get me to learn about observing the Law. After all, aren't we doing the same thing to International Law, settling freely in the West Bank where I live too, and ignoring the Geneva Convention prohibition against it? And appointing me as Foreign Minister just exacerbated my problems because I learned how to justify such law-breaking.// I think this line will not exonerate Lieberman completely, but he will get a lot of understanding from the judges, and a considerably reduced sentence, perhaps even no jail time. Too bad Katzav didn't use such a line of defense, attributing his behavior towards women to Iranian culture. He denied the charges categorically instead of embracing them and blaming Iran. This would have gotten him some sympathy at the very least.

    from the article: With all due respect
    First published 10:45 15.04.11 | Last updated 10:45 15.04.11
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