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Israeli foreign minister Lieberman resigns following indictment on breach of trust, fraud

JERUSALEM — Facing indictment for breach of trust and fraud, Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, resigned his post Friday afternoon amid mounting political pressure, upending the campaign landscape five weeks before national elections.

Lieberman, a powerful but polarizing figure, wrote on ­Facebook, ‘‘I know that I committed no crime,’’ but said he was stepping down so ‘‘I will be able to put an end to this matter swiftly and without delay and to clear my name completely.’’

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