President's behavior during speech closely resembled that of a common criminal, eminent law professor tells Ynet
Prominent professors of law watched in shock as President Moshe Katsav delivered a frantic speech Wednesday evening in which he venomously attacked all of Israel's institutions, including the police, attorney general, government and media.
"I can't seriously believe that the president's attorneys believe something significant will change at the hearing. If it was one episode, or a minimal offense, or an unambiguous factual situation then the hearing might change things," Dotan said. "But after the attorney general and the state prosecutors examined the evidence, I can't believe they would believe that the tables might turn."
He called Katsav's attempt to incite the public against the law enforcement system and buy time "a cynical trick."
"This type of conduct better suits an ordinary criminal than a public figure," he stated.
According to Dotan, the president should resign, and if he fails to do so, the Knesset must dismiss him.
official position to attack law enforcers and the complainants against him without giving them the chance to respond. "
Gross said he found it hard to believe he was hearing such a spray of venom from the president's mouth.
"I would have expected him to resign before making such statements. This is a test for the Knesset, a test for democracy. I expect the Knesset to dismiss the president, and that seems obvious."
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