An Israeli parliamentary panel voted against impeaching President Moshe Katsav. Just seven of 25 lawmakers on the Knesset House Committee backed the impeachment motion Wednesday, far short of the 75 percent vote required for approval. Katsav suspended himself after Israeli prosecutors drafted a rape indictment against him — charges he denies. In doing so, he preserved his presidential immunity from prosecution, which impeachment would remove. But Katsav, whose term in office ends in July, has vowed to resign if he is formally indicted.
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