The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday convicted former Israeli ambassador the Belarus Ze’ev Ben-Aryeh of disclosure in breach of duty and obstruction of justice. The sentence came within the framework of a plea bargain agreement reached by the parties, in which Ben-Aryeh admitted wrongdoing in exchange for a sentence of four to six months of community service and a probationary sentence to be determined by the court.
Ze’ev Ben-Aryeh, who served as Israel’s ambassador to Belarus between 2004-2009, is alleged to have disclosed confidential information to Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in 2008 regarding a request by Israeli police to the Belarusian authorities for assistance in a criminal investigation into Liberman, who at the time was an MK.
According to his indictment, in February 2008, Ben-Aryeh received a request that Israeli police had sent to its embassy in Belarus for assistance relating to the criminal investigation into Liberman, who at the time served as an MK.Read the full story here
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