system. What exactly is this hearing called? If he engages in a hearing he won't have to resign but by doing so he exposes his defense tactics. Can the hear still result in an indictment? If it does how does that improve his political prospects to remain the government? Is this what's know as a preliminary hearing in order to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial? What are the chances of winning in that venue where the standard of proof for the prosecution should be much lower than it is in a trial? Not being familiar with the Israeli justice system this is all very unclear, and this article doesn't do much to explain it.
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from the article: Lieberman, on pending fraud charges: I've never acted illegally