So the “Land of God’s Chosen Peoples” President is a sex maniac. How wonderful. It certainly shows that Israel is a failed state made up of rapists and murderers.
Israel’s attorney general, Meni Mazus, says he has notified President Katsav that he will be indicted on charges of rape and other crimes against female employees of the president’s office. Israeli legal procedures allow the president one opportunity to present his case at a hearing before a formal indictment is issued.
The charges, some of the most serious ever faced by an Israeli politician, stem from complaints made by at least four women who worked for Mr. Katsav. Police say the charges are based on interviews with at least 10 women.
Israel’s attorney general says he has collected enough evidence to indict the president on other charges – such as obstruction of justice and receiving illegal gifts.
Shelly Yachimovich, a Labor Party member of Israel’s parliament or Knesset, told Israel’s Channel Eleven news the President should step down immediately.
Yachimovich says if President Katsav does not immediately resign he should be impeached.
Mr. Katsav, who is a member of the right-of-center Likud Party, enjoys presidential immunity from prosecution and can only be tried in criminal court if he resigns, is impeached, or after his term ends, which will happen later this year.