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  • Katsav requests presidential pardon on rape conviction

    October 15, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav requested a presidential pardon to appeal his rape conviction.

    Katsav’s wife, Gila, filed the request with the Justice Ministry on Oct. 15. It will be forwarded to President Shimon Peres.

    Katsav, 65, is serving a seven-year jail sentence...

  • Supreme Court hears Katsav plea

    August 8, 2011 | 12:26 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court began hearing an appeal by former President Moshe Katsav on his conviction for sexual offenses.

    Katsav attended the hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on Sunday. Arguments on both sides are expected to last for about two weeks. The court ruled last week...

  • Katsav sentencing shows Israeli leaders not above law

    March 22, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav’s sentence to prison on rape and sexual assault convictions shows that not even the country’s leaders are above the law, Israeli leaders stressed.

    A panel of three Tel Aviv District Court judges on Tuesday sentenced Katsav to seven years in...

  • Petition raps rabbis who support Katsav

    March 9, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    Hundreds of rabbis and Jewish leaders have signed on to an online petition by Rabbis for Human Rights denouncing rabbinical defenders of former Israeli President Moshe Katsav.

    Late last month, dozens of religious Zionist rabbis sent a letter of support to Katsav, who was convicted...

  • Katsav rape conviction hailed as watershed moment

    January 3, 2011 | 9:41 am

    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.

    In a nation at arms with a decidedly machismo bent, sexual encounters between powerful male politicians and military...

  • Former Israeli president Katsav convicted of rape

    December 30, 2010 | 9:16 am

    Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav has been found guilty of rape and sexual assault, more than four years after he was first accused.

    The unanimous verdict of the three-judge panel was announced in Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday.

    Katsav, 65, was convicted of raping and...

  • Katsav to be Indicted, P.A. Prime Minister Resigns

    March 11, 2009 | 2:50 am

    Katsav to Be Indicted on Sex Charges

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav will be indicted on sexual offense charges, the attorney general announced.

    Menachem Mazuz said Sunday that Katsav will be indicted on rape and indecent assault charges involving several women who worked...

  • Israeli police want to charge Katsav for rape; U.S. funding Hamas opponents

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli police want to charge Katsav for rape Israeli police recommended indicting President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and sexual harassment. Katsav rejected calls to resign, and his attorney said Monday morning that he will quit only if an indictment is submitted....