Israel Welcomes Mrs. President

Thursday, September 14, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik has assumed the position of acting President of Israel while President Moshe Katzav takes temporary leave during a police investigation into sexual harassment charges.

“For the first time in 60 years of Israeli history, a woman is president of Israel for a period of time and she is a representative of Kadima,” Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in welcoming Itzik to her new position during a meeting of the Kadima party council.

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