Bruhaha Over Secret Lieberman Summit

YERUSHALAYIM -

The leaked disclosure of a secret unauthorized meeting between Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and an Arab leader in Paris last week has led to a call for the Israeli attorney general to open an investigation.

Initially, speculation centered on Muhammad Dahlan, the exiled rival of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as the identity of the Arab party. However, a media report on Sunday ruled out Dahlan, though without identifying the person who did meet with Lieberman.

Representatives of the Mossad were reportedly also in attendance, yet without the approval of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

All of the people who were privy to the summit had to sign strict confidentiality agreements.

Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to investigate the affair, to insure that Lieberman was not involved in any activity of questionable legality.