Attorney General Threw in the Towel on Lieberman Appeal

Weinstein’s decision not to appeal the Lieberman verdict is a black moment for the morality of Israeli society and a low point for his office.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein’s decision not to appeal Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s acquittal is an embarrassing surrender by the man who sees himself as an uncompromising fighter. In boxing terms (Weinstein was an Israeli youth boxing champion), this is akin to throwing the towel into the ring and handing the victory to the opponent.