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23 August 2006

Israel: Is Tainted Leadership Implosion Imminent ?



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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.

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.
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.

Oivey, eh?


1./ http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1221082.ece

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http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1221214.ece

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11 Comments:

Anonymous me said...

Israel, America and Britain ~ the real axis of evil. All run by gangs of lying, robbing, murderous thugs.

11:29 pm  
Blogger St!ff M!ttens said...

Which one of them is going to get drunk and shoot a buddy in the face, I wonder?

11:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shower they are. So why am I not surprised to read this?

Israel accused over 'war crimes'

Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes by deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure in Lebanon.

BBC link.

11:53 pm  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Only 20% Of Britons Believe Blair On Terror Threats
Neo-Fascists need to stage real attack to reclaim credibility and obedience

by Paul Joseph Watson

2:23 pm  
Blogger Sophia said...

Richard,
You forget Dan Halutz who sold shares three hours fater Israeli soldiers were abducted on July 12th.

7:09 pm  
Anonymous bluey said...

Sophia, Dan Halutz is included - down near the bottom in last clip/paste.

Richard, good enlightening post. Mainstream news should be be linking all these government guys together and going after this story BIG TIME. You can bet they won't though - especially not in the US - and you can bet this stuff is covered a thousand times more fully even in Israel itself. It's like your earlier post about America's 'blind eye' where Israel is concerned.

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Tazmanian said...

It really turns my stomach to see the shenanigans these so called religious types get up to.
Earlier in the day I saw the Russian lady Tzipi Livni on the tv spouting some of the usual verbal cac and thought How do these bastards sleep?

9:50 pm  
Anonymous xxx said...

Olmert couldn't run a booze-up in a brewery. Others have been pulling his strings from day one. He didn't know what hit him when he got the job. He still doesn't. He still won't have figured it out when he gets the boot ~ which will be very soon. So soon that I'm sure Sharon will live to *see* it.

11:23 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

I wonder if what makes hell such a nasty place, is the fact that it's so full of politicians?

Good post Richard, btw. I hope this stuff eventually finds it's way throughout the US. So many people over there think the fact that anyone's Israeli - means they're all persecuted saints of some kind. When the truth is, Israel has had even more, even worse, thugs in charge for many years, than most other places.

11:32 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Yes, someone recently pointed out that Israel has waged a Propaganda War on the American People for at least the last 50 years. The budget for that is enormous. It permeates the schools and the textbooks and the popular films and of course the mainstream media in all its forms, including Public Radio and Public Television.

The Israel Lobby in our government is by far the largest one. Note that almost no Senator or Congressman dares to vote against Israel.

The latter was true even in the last vote taken on the subject before they went on their Auguest break, while we on the 'net all watched the aerial pounding of innocents in Gaza and Lebanon.

It's a sick relationship, and the Democratic Party is even more closely tied to Israel than the Republicans are.

1:54 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks all. As posted elsewhere, delayed response due to hospital visits seeing daughter - who's improving now.

3:17 pm  

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