It may be embarrassing in the short term but it restores a tiny bit of credibility to Israel's judicial system, which has quite a reputation for unfair treatment of minorities. Huh? Katsav is Sephardic? No way. Time to do some more research...
German authorities accused of playing down refugee shelter sex crime reports (Reuters)
from the article: 'Katsav lied, manipulated and withheld information'