The buck, and the public's judgment cannot and must not stop at the door of the despicable Katzav. He was "elected" president, not on his qualities or virtues, but by a political enforced by the majority party in the Knesset. And since 'political dealing" is EVERYTHING in that despicable place, no one cared about Katzav's well-known "sexual C.V." - he was the right party hack in the right place. THIS system that must be stopped - the institution of the Presidency - a symbolic figure who represents the whole state - must be elevated above and divorced from the partisan politics of our Knesset.
Palestinian girl, 17, arrested in Old City of Jerusalem with knife in her bag (Haaretz)
from the article: Ari Shavit / Katsav brought Israel to the lowest place imaginable