Israeli President Moshe Katsav: Are Prosecutions Pending ?
Suddenly, it seems the world now has one more President who presently ain't particularly popular.
Apparently, plenty of Israel's people are pretty pissed with the presidential poser pictured above -- including his own police and press.
Katsav avoids parliament opening
Mr Katsav has said he was the victim of "public lynching"
Israel's President Moshe Katsav has decided not to attend the opening of parliament, according to media reports.
The news comes just hours after police recommended that he face charges for rape and wire-tapping.
A number of deputies had threatened to walk out of the Knesset if he attended.
Mr Katsav denies claims that he forced two female employees to have sex with him, along with all other allegations which police have been investigating.
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Well, judging by what the the cops are saying one can't help but form the initial impression that they're pretty well convinced, already.
It also appears as if the press aren't exactly pleased with the aforementioned Mister Moshe Katsav, either.
Israeli press turns on Katsav
Israeli newspapers are united in their assessment that President Moshe Katsav is in great difficulty after Israeli police recommended charges against him including rape, fraud and wire-tapping.
While one commentator concedes that Mr Katsav is innocent until proven guilty, there is a general feeling that his position has become untenable.
Read some more Israeli press reaction.