Controversial Israeli Foreign Minister To Step Down

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avidagor Lieberman is set to step down from his office following an indictment for fraud and “breach of trust,” according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The announcement comes something as a surprise as Lieberman was expected to have had several of the more major charges against him — including fraud, money laundering and witness tampering — dropped. Lieberman, a hard-right politician, most recently drew attention for his comparison between Europe’s policy towards Israel and that of the Nazis during the Holocaust.