Israel's Lieberman cleared of corruption charges


JERUSALEM, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Former Israeli Foreign MinisterAvigdor Lieberman, a key ally of Prime Minister BenjaminNetanyahu, was cleared of corruption charges in court onWednesday, paving the way for a political comeback.

The right-wing powerbroker, a hardliner on peace talks withthe Palestinians, stepped down as head of the foreign ministrylast year after being charged with fraud and breach of trustover the appointment process of a ambassador.

The Jerusalem Magistrate Court decided unanimously to acquitLieberman.

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