why some people see the outcome of this trial as a danger to Israel. I instead think, this is a shining example. Which country has ever put someone of such prominent figure on trial? This is clearly a proof of independence of judiciary. In many other countries (doesn´t matter where on this planet) he would have gone away with it. Not in Israel. You should be proud. Think of the many countries (to mention only two from the European Union: Italy - Berlusconi, or Germany - Kohl), where prominent Ex- or still leaders have - quite obviously - bend the law for their own intrests, or the intrests of their party. (Not to mention many states and Ex-leaders in Africa, Asia or - very recently - in Russia) These people can rest assured, that they will never be touched by the law. Hence, I pay my humble respect to the judiciary in Israel. I´m deeply impressed.
from the article: 'Katsav lied, manipulated and withheld information'