Weizman probe begins

Seroussi's lawyer, Pinhas Rubin, said over the weekend that his client would be prepared to give evidence in Weizman's favor if this were required. Rubin described the two men as good friends but said they had refrained from being in touch since the affair broke.

"We're talking about friends who are very, very close and very intimate," Rubin told Israel Radio. "He lent a shoulder in a totally natural, totally regular, totally friendly way, on a totally personal basis and suddenly this personal basis is the subject of rumors."

Weizman has denied any wrongdoing.