Israeli media are reporting that authorities will decide by the end of February whether to indict the country's foreign minister on corruption charges.
A decision to prosecute Avigdor Lieberman would shake up Israeli politics. Lieberman has said he will resign if indicted. His departure could mean a steep drop in support for his hard-line party, built largely on his personal popularity.
The Israeli papers Haaretz and Maariv reported Friday that an assistant to the attorney general sent a letter to the good-governance group Ometz saying a decision would be made by the end of next month.
The decision follows a decade-old investigation into Lieberman's business dealings, involving suspicions of bribery, breach of trust and other allegations.