Jerusalem, Israel - State of
PRESIDENT EZER WEIZMAN ANSWERS REPORTER QUESTIONS IN JERUSALEM.
Israeli President Ezer Weizman answers a reporter's questions with a glass of wine from the Golan Heights prior to his meeting with the visiting Greek president Costis Sephanopoulos in Jerusalem, January 5. Weizmann is facing increasing pressure to resign over allegations he received large, undisclosed financial gifts from a French millionaire. Two Israeli papers have demanded January 4 that the famed combat pilot turned peacemaker and stateman step down three years before the end of his second five-year term as president. Allegations report that Weizman accepted more than $450,000 between 1988 and 1993 while he was a member of parliament and a minister.