Beit Hanassi awaits House Committee's decision

At Beit Hanassi on Thursday, the tension was palpable as staffers sat glued to the television set listening to MKs voice their reasons for or against accepting President Moshe Katsav's request for a temporary suspension. Some were hoping that the request would be denied so that it would be business as usual at Beit Hanassi, despite the demonstrators outside who call for Katsav's resignation.