Lieberman Takes the Stand as First Defense Witness in Fraud Trial Against Him

LIVE BLOG: Former foreign minister is accused of promoting candidate for ambassador to Latvia; Lieberman will use his testimony to try to undermine his former deputy Ayalon’s credibility by arguing that the latter’s police statement was motivated by a desire for revenge.

Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman took the stand on Wednesday as the first defense witness in a trial against him for alleged fraud and breach of trust. Lieberman is accused of securing Ze’ev Ben Aryeh a promotion after the latter, while serving as ambassador to Belarus, had informed him that police were...