At a televised press conference, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz tried to explain why he is refusing to indict the President on rape charges. In his explanation to us, our Attorney General said
"We also had the public interest in mind; we didn't want to have a great scandal against the Presidency and the country, with many months of bad headlines against Israel." -moreThe Attorney General is also quoted as saying he believes the agreement was in the public's interest because:
"This agreement minimizes the harm to the institution of the presidency, it was important to spare Israel from seeing a president on trial." -more
Following the surprise decision by the AG, local TV has been running the press conference appearance of "A" ( the victim of the alleged rapes) in which she explains her ordeal in shocking detail.