Diplomatic briefing: Down, but not out

Acquitted MK Tzachi Hanegbi is free to run for the next elections and to bid for a ministerial appointment.

November 21, 2010 11:22
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Tzachi Hanegi

Tzachi Hanegi 521. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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ON NOVEMBER 9, THE JERUSALEM MAGISTRATE’S Court found that MK Tzachi Hanegbi, leading member of the Kadima party, chairman of the prestigious Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and erstwhile political kingmaker, acted with moral turpitude when, under oath, he gave false testimony to the chairman of the central election committee.

Hanegbi, 48, had been giving testimony in an investigation of what ultimately led to his indictment for 72 political appointments of Likud Central Committee members or their relatives and associates to positions in the Environmental Protection Ministry between 2001 and 2003. He was also charged with election bribery and attempting to influence voters.


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