Avigdor Lieberman 521.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday night denied a Channel 10 report
that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton canceled a scheduled meeting with him
in Paris last week.
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According to Lieberman’s spokesman, no meeting was scheduled,
and – as a result – no meeting was canceled.
The spokesman said he would
not go into the issue of whether a meeting was requested.
for the most part, been cut out of the high level contacts with the Obama
administration in Washington. Part of this is because Lieberman, early on in
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s tenure, said he would not be dealing with
the diplomatic process with the Palestinians, because he did not believe in it,
and part because the administration has preferred to deal directly with
Netanyahu and with Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Lieberman last met with
Clinton when she was in Israel in September.
Lieberman met Wednesday
evening with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, who arrived for two days of
talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials.