Israel: Is Tainted Leadership Implosion Imminent ?
Today's Independent gives an interesting Israeli insight, internal news-wise.
And for some pretty important Israeli individuals none of it can, by any stretch of the imagination, be seen as good news.
Above, left to right you're looking at: President Moshe Katsav, Former Justice Minister Haim Ramon and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Below, you're looking at three separate clip and paste quotes concerning those pictured above.
Israeli President's home raided as police examine rape claim
By Eric Silver in Jerusalem
Published: 23 August 2006
Israeli police have raided the official residence of President Moshe Katsav and taken away computers and documents in connection with sexual harassment allegations.
Detectives will question the 60-year-old today under caution after a female former employee accused him of forcing her to have sexual relations with him.
The President, a Likud politician whose family migrated to Israel from Iran when he was five, could be charged with rape.
Police are planning to confront him with the complainant, who is reported to have passed a lie-detector test.
Then there's this.
Former Israeli justice minister indicted on sexual misconduct charge
AP - Published: 23 August 2006
Former Justice Minister Haim Ramon was indicted today on a charge of sexual misconduct in a case that dealt a blow to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and added yet another layer of scandal to Israel's tainted leadership.
An 18-year-old female soldier has accused Ramon, 56, of forcibly kissing her at a farewell party at the Defense Ministry. Ramon has said he is innocent. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison.
Then the same report says this.
Olmert himself is being investigated in connection with a Jerusalem property deal.You can read the rest of both stories via the links we've listed below. As for any of these other fellow's photos you feel you'd like to look at, go get googling for images;it's fast, fun and free.
Tzahi Hanegbi, another prominent member of Olmert's Kadima party, was informed earlier this week he would be charged with fraud, bribery and perjury.
And Army chief Dan Halutz has come under fire for selling his stock portfolio in the hours preceding the war.