Israeli police recommended legal proceedings against a man suspected of forging a letter ostensibly from Margalit Har-Shefi to President Moshe Katsav, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. Har-Shefi served 12 weeks of a nine-month sentence after she was found guilty of knowing of Yigal Amir’s plot to assassinate Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but failing to act to prevent it. She was pardoned by Katsav in July after the president received a letter requesting clemency. At the time, Katsav called the letter “very moving,” though he said in recent days that it had had no bearing on his pardon.
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