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Israel president rejects AG call for suspension pending criminal probe
Israeli President Moshe Katsav Sunday evening rejected a recommendation issued earlier in the day by Israeli Attorney General Menahem Mazuz that he voluntarily suspend his presidential duties pending the conclusion of a criminal investigation into (More)
Israel top court orders president to justify staying in office while under investigation
Israel's Supreme Court has demanded that Israeli President Moshe Katsav explain within a week why he has not resigned or suspended his functions while facing a possible indictment for rape, sexual harassment, wire-tapping, and other charges , (More)
Israel president may face rape, sex harassment charges after police probe
Israeli police have recommended that the Israeli attorney general indict President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape, sexual harassment, indecent acts using force, and indecent acts without consent following their three-month investigation of at leas (More)
Israel parliament passes dissolution bill following Sharon exit from Likud
The Israeli Knesset voted 84-0 Monday in favor of a preliminary motion to dissolve itself shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon [BBC profile; official website] defected from the right-wing Likud political party he helped create. Once (More)
Israeli president warns of renewed anti-Semitism as Holocaust museum opens
At the opening of the new Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem Tuesday, Israeli President Moshe Katsav warned of increasing anti-Semitism and called on European leaders to confront the problem. The ceremony was attended by leaders of about 40 cou (More)