I am not a Peres fan, he is not always my cup-of-tea, but you have been blatantly unfair to him. There is no doubt that he was the better candidate for the presidency than Katzav. Rumors about Katzav's indecent sexual behaviour were rife at the time, but for purelly political reasons the Knesset vote was in his favor to be President of the State of Israel. Nu, the results are evident.
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