Israeli FM Resigns After Indictment

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned after the country's attorney general charged him with a breach of trust.

Lieberman's decision to resign Friday comes just one month ahead of Israeli elections. It is unclear if the move will help or hurt votes for Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative Likud party.

Lieberman has been vocal in his nationalistic rhetoric, making it a key component of his election campaigning.

Israel's attorney general indicted Lieberman for breach of trust on Thursday.