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Top lawyer for Israeli president quits

A respected lawyer advising Israeli President Moshe Katsav over accusations of rape and sexual assault has quit, Katsav’s office said Sunday in the latest turn in a seven-month scandal which has brought calls for his dismissal. The president and attorney David Libai, a former justice minister, agreed Libai would no longer represent Katsav, who has not been charged yet, a statement from Katsav’s office said. It gave no reason, saying only that the decision was made a week ago before Libai studied the police file on the case. Katsav’s other attorney, Amir Tzion, will continue. Full Story

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