Monday, March 9, 2009
"09/03/2009 U.S. and European officials have thus far declined to comment publicly on the expected appointment of Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman as Israeli foreign minister. Behind the scenes, however, many officials are asking whether this appointment is really necessary - and newspapers on both continents are criticizing the move openly.
The official position in Washington is that new President Barack Obama's administration will work with whatever Israeli government is ultimately established. Beyond that, US officials are keeping mum......"