Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav requested a presidential pardon to appeal his rape conviction.
Israeli President Shimon Peres canceled his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London after failing to find a way to attend the opening ceremony without desecrating the Jewish Sabbath.
Israeli President Shimon Peres successfully underwent a hernia operation in Tel Aviv on Friday, his office said in a statement.
For years it was considered an open secret in Israeli political and media circles that Moshe Katsav had a habit of sexually harassing women who worked for him.
Israeli President Shimon Peres has seen it all.
Almost any man would have been confused by the series of unbelievable mishaps that erupted out of nowhere during his visit in France, from anti-Israeli rallies and boycotts to a sabotage of his speech by right-wing Jews, to the collapse of an installation just inches over his head at the mid-March prestigious annual book fair where Israel was the star guest.
Despite a flurry of criticism directed at Israeli President Moshe Katsav over rape and sexual harassment allegations, support for Israel's embattled president remains strong among Southern California's Iranian Jews.
Thank you for this opportunity; it is such a pleasure to be here with you all.
Thank you Bobby for your kind words. I have followed your career throughout
the years, including during this last period at UJC. I