Same goes for a Prime Minister, a Foreign Minister, an Interior Minister, a Defense Minister... Israel, as the Jew among the nations, constantly and obsessively bullied, cannot afford disfunctional persons who commit crimes, and who give ammunition to those who hate her anyway and irrationally. The idiots who named Katzav as president are guilty more than this criminal himself. The same is true for ministry "portfolios".
12 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks (Reuters)
from the article: Former President Moshe Katsav guilty of rape and sexual assault