Israeli president Katsav SuspendedMinnesota Star Tribune
January 25, 2007
An Israeli parliamentary committee on Thursday approved President Moshe Katsav's request to suspend himself for three months, as prosecutors prepare a case against him that could include charges of rape and other kinds of sexual misconduct. Dozens of lawmakers, meanwhile, pressed ahead with a move to oust him.
Katsav, who insists he is the innocent victim of a conspiracy, said he won't quit unless he is formally indicted.