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Thursday, May 31, 2007
Klein Finally Acknowledges Israeli President's Sex Scandal
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Good news: Months after the fact, WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein has finally told his readers that Israeli President Moshe Katsav is "embroiled in a rape scandal."

Bad news: That's all he has to say about Katsav; the reference is buried in a May 30 article about former prime minister Shimon Peres wanting to replace Katsav. In it, Klein claims that Peres was pushing "a scheme to intimidate Knesset members and get Peres elected" and that he "repeatedly has come under fire by critics for policies and plans many say would greatly undermine Israel's security."

Klein has attacked Peres before. In March, he wrote an article accusing Peres of "accused of falsifying his official biography on Israel's Knesset website to claim he served in the military and temporarily headed the Jewish state's navy." 

So we have a juicy rape allegation against Katsav, and Klein would rather devote himself to documenting a resume discrepancy? Yep. As we've previously noted, Katsav is a member of Klein's favorite political party, the conservative Likud; that is likely the reason Klein has been skittish about reporting on Katsav, while he's reported on numerous corruption allegations against (non-Likud) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:16 AM EDT

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