Friday, January 26, 2007

Israeli president Katsav Suspended

Israeli President Moshe Katsav shouts during a press conference at his Jerusalem residence, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007. Katsav, facing charges of rape and abuse of power, asked parliament Wednesday to temporarily remove him from office in an effort to blunt growing calls for his resignation, but hotly denied the accusations and charged Israeli media with a

Israeli president Katsav Suspended

Minnesota 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.


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