By Leon Symons, June 19, 2008
A former Israeli president has said he is ashamed of the corruption scandal engulfing his country’s politics.
Yitzhak Navon, who held office from 1978 to 1983, said: “I feel ashamed at what is happening, but my consolation is that there is no cover-up. Whatever rank or position someone holds, they are interrogated if under suspicion. If they are guilty, they will be punished and this shows democracy works.”