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16 October 2006

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.

Click here for the rest of the BBC report.


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.



Anonymous max said...

What's new? ALL power corrupts. Always has and always will. It's just that some get caught and some don't.

1:13 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Too true Max. I for one always assume they are led around by their appendages. But then I'm a cynical bastard.

Here's a news item that's been around for a few days but doesn't seem to be picked up on.
If the Persian Gulf is to become a shooting gallery, then here are the ducks Persian Gulf states joint US exercises

1:36 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Good people, go read Arthur Silber
(hat tip to Lawrence of Cyberia)

10:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! The Isrtaeli police and press aren't anti-semitic are they?


4:54 pm  
Blogger Sophia said...

Always hot topics. Israelis are as immoral in their palaces as they are when they go out for a killing walk in lebanon or Gaza. I believe one cannot dissociate the morality of a society from that of its political elite...

Great links.

6:16 pm  
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6:28 pm  
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7:28 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Yep, I'm losing patience with the spam being spewed. Though I think I'll plump for trying comment 'moderation' first, rather than the number thingee. I know I have trouble with those weird numbers myself elsewhere, and think others do too.

So, if you suddenly see moderation coming into effect, you all know why and that it's not personal.

10:15 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

Huh. Looks like they're all "at it" in one way or another.

Israeli politicians go on trial

Trials have begun of two Israeli politicians, in separate cases that are among a number involving senior figures accused of wrongdoing.

Former Justice Minister Haim Ramon is charged with sexual misconduct; Tzahi Hanegbi is charged with making illegal appointments as environment minister.

Both Mr Ramon and Mr Hanegbi deny doing anything improper.

Israeli media say prosecutors have also begun drafting an indictment against scandal-hit President Moshe Katsav.

More at link.

12:23 am  
Blogger bootlian said...

I know of three different kinds of screwing.
I vote that the third kind is done to all those guilty of both the other kinds.

12:28 am  
Blogger markfromireland said...

OOOOOOOOOH Bootlian that's sooooooooo tempting. May I help?

6:55 am  

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