Israel needs multi level connections with many countries in different areas: commerce, political, aid, military. It is clear that Lieberman can never be an effectcive political representative of Israel on the world stage because of his extreme views and gauche style. So why shouldn't he go to other areas and promote ties on different levels? In the end, If Israel builds and maintains ties with many countries it can help it's isolation which has been brought about in large measure by it's right wing policies towards the Palestinians. Unfortunately, Lieberman is one of the most extreme spokesmen of that regressive tendency. Maybe he can teach Russian to Palestiian inmates in the Ramle jail house when his legal problems are resolved..
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from the article: Yossi Melman / Why did Lieberman really go to Africa?