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        5/2/2013, Iyar 22, 5773

      Lieberman Case: Former Dep. FM Ayalon Takes Stand Today


      Former Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon will take the stand today as a witness in the trial of former Foreign Minister MK Avigdor Lieberman, who is facing corruption and breach of trust charges in the appointment of former ambassador Ze'ev Ben Aryeh to another diplomatic position.

      Ayalon, considered a central witness in the case, is expected to say that in order to appoint Ben Aryeh to the position Lieberman wished him to have, the foreign minister invited his deputy to a meeting and told him to appoint Ben Aryeh as Latvian ambassador, claiming that he is the most suitable candidate for the post.

      Ayalon headed the appointments committee that vetted Ben Aryeh.