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Katsav says he is innocent but Olmert says he should go.

By Fortunesfool     Jan 24, 2007 in World
Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert called on the President to resign.
Starting a keynote policy speech, Mr Olmert said that: "Under these circumstances there is no doubt in my mind that the president cannot continue to fulfil his position and he must leave the president's residence." Such a clear statement from Olmert is going to increase pressure on an already beleagured Moshe Katsav.
Katsav used an emotional news conference to protest his innocence. He also alleged that the allegations were born of prejudice against Jews from the Middle East: "I saw myself as a symbol for all those who are not part of the elite clique born with silver spoons in their mouths ... who believe that only they can represent the people of Israel."
While Kastav might reasonably be expected to be assumed innocent until proven guilty, the notion that he should be able to maintain such an office and discharge its duties is wrong. This is especially true as some of the charges do pertain to an abuse of power.
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