MK Paz-Pines: Olmert must keep his public promise and resign immediately

MK Ophir Paz-Pines (Labor) on Wednesday evening called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to suspend himself, following Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz's declared intention to put him on trial over the Rishon Tours case. "This is a tragic day for the State of Israel. We've reached a new low point," Pines said in a statement. "Olmert should immediately suspend himself as he publicly and explicitly promised to do. It is wrong for a person charged by the state with criminal charges to continue sitting in the prime minister's seat," Pines added.