Analysis Unsavory Affairs in Lieberman Case Leave Bad Taste

MK Avigdor Lieberman’s ongoing trial has opened a crack into the Foreign Ministry’s internal politics. The interest-based relationships that shape Israel’s diplomatic facade is far from savory.

Every trial of a public figure affords a glimpse into the goings-on in government institutions. Ehud Olmert’s trial revealed how a senior minister’s office was conducted; who pays for luxury hotels; how the frequent flyer miles are used. The corruption case in the Israel Tax Authority showed how party functionaries have a hand...