Lieberman

Lieberman’s Draft Indictment To Go Public

Corruption charges against foreign minister could force him to resign and destabilize governing coalition.

04/12/2011
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Israel’s political system is bracing for a shock.

More than a year after the police recommended indicting Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on corruption charges, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein is expected to make public this week a draft indictment that could result in the resignation of one of the country’s most powerful politicians.

Political observers say there’s even an outside chance that an indictment could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s steady coalition and lead to new elections.

Avigdor Lieberman’s Israel Beiteinu party is the largest coalition partner in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Getty Images

Joe To W: 'Do More In Mideast'

01/24/2003
Staff Writer
Progress in the Middle East will not come without a substantial U.S. effort to change Palestinian leadership, Sen. Joseph Lieberman told Jewish leaders here last week, two days after launching his bid for the White House. "The administration is not adequately engaged on the ground," the Connecticut Democrat, who wants to be the first Jewish president, told members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Lieberman 101

10/06/2000
Staff Writer
While speaking about the upcoming election, Ronen Khordipour can barely contain his excitement. "This opens doors," said the 20-year-old junior at New York University, referring to the history-making candidacy of Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman. "Before this, a Jewish student would never think they could actually run for high office." The selection of Lieberman as vice-presidential running mate to Democratic nominee Al Gore, said Khordipour, tells students that "you could lead any kind of Jewish life you want, and still succeed."

Lieberman Battles Sharpton

10/13/2006
Assistant Managing Editor
Painting Sen. Joe Lieberman as hypocritical for first seeking his support and later attacking him, the Rev. Al Sharpton blasted the Connecticut pol on Monday for "open and flagrant race baiting" and "risking black-Jewish relations" through comments at a heavily Jewish fundraiser last week. But Lieberman's campaign is firing back, insisting he never asked Rev. Sharpton for his endorsement in the race against Ned Lamont.

Will Jews Stay With Joe?

08/04/2006
Staff Writer
New Haven, Conn. As Sen. Joe Lieberman and his supporters baked in the afternoon sun and basked in the endorsement of a local congresswoman at a subsidized housing project here Monday, Dan Garrett stood across the street holding a “Joe’s Gotta Go” sign.

Will Jews Stay With Joe?

08/03/2006
Staff Editor
As Sen. Joe Lieberman and his supporters baked in the afternoon sun and basked in the endorsement of a local congresswoman at a subsidized housing project here Monday, Dan Garrett stood across the street holding a “Joe’s Gotta Go” sign.

Lieberman Curbs God-Talk In N.J.

09/29/2000
Staff Writer
Union Township, N.J. — It’s been seven weeks since Sen. Joseph Lieberman was nominated by Al Gore to be his running mate and, judging by the reception he received Tuesday in New Jersey, the enthusiasm over his selection has not worn off.

Lieberman Won’t Change Political Style, Dems Say

08/18/2000
Staff Writer
Los Angeles — As Sen. Joseph Lieberman sets out on the campaign trail, New York delegates to the Democratic National Convention and party leaders expressed confidence that he would not be used as an attack dog against the Republican opposition — a role traditionally given to the vice presidential nominee.

Gore’s Chosen One

08/11/2000
Staff Writer
The selection of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as Al Gore’s vice presidential running mate — the first Jew on the national ticket of a major political party — has brought a sense of renewed pride to many American Jews, though some are concerned about a backlash of anti-Semitism.

Lieberman’s Last Laugh: A Musing

08/11/2000
Editor and Publisher
Until this week it was just a secret. But now it’s out.It started on Monday with the news that Joe Lieberman was going to be the Democrats’ vice presidential candidate.A half-suspicion that began listening to Howard Stern poke fun at the Connecticut senator in the morning, grew stronger during the day. That evening the feeling became intense.Wolf Blitzer was on CNN interviewing Jeff Greenfield about going to law school with Lieberman in the ’60s.
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