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Israeli-Arab Lawmaker Resigns

Israeli-Arab lawmaker Azmi Bishara has announced his resignation from the Knesset after leaving the country amid a police investigation.

Bishara says he tendered has resignation Sunday at the Israel Embassy in Egypt.

An embassy spokesman confirmed the move, saying Bishara had handed his resignation to Ambassador Shalom Cohen at a meeting Sunday morning.

Police announced last week that Bishara is being investigated, but have refused to give details.

Bishara has been an outspoken critic of the state of Israel and its Palestinian policies. He has said he will stay abroad for a time.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.