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Katsav urged to stand down over rape allegations

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Israel’s attorney-general has recommended that the country’s president – Moshe Katsav – stand down temporarily until an investigation into rape allegations against him runs its course. The attorney-general says the severity of the allegations should prompt the president to “consider suspending himself by asking parliament to declare him temporarily incapacitated”.

Pressure on Katsav has mounted following a police investigation which concluded two weeks ago that there was evidence he had raped and sexually molested several female employees. Katsav has denied wrongdoing and vows to clear his name.