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  • Ex-Israeli president, jailed for rape, denied second early parole request

    August 4, 2016 | 8:45 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was rejected for a second time in his bid for an early release from prison on sexual assault convictions.

    An Israel Prisons Service parole board on Thursday rejected Katsav’s request for an early release, four months after turning him down...

  • Olmert isn’t alone: Crime and corruption among Israel’s political elite

    March 31, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty of corruption on Monday in a case revolving around a contested real estate deal during his time as Jerusalem mayor.

    Here is a look at some prominent Israeli politicians who were convicted of offences or forced to leave...

  • Katsav again appeals rape conviction to Israeli Supreme Court

    October 14, 2013 | 9:35 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed again to Israel’s Supreme Court for a retrial on his convictions of rape, sexual assault and harassment.

    His new defense team filed the appeal on Monday, claiming there was a “distortion of judgment” in the original ruling.


  • 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...

  • October 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 15, 2012 | 1:09 am


    Arlen Specter, A Fiercely Independent American Original

    Jane Eisner of the Forward pays tribute to the veteran Jewish senator who walked both sides of the political aisle. 

    Specter’s Jewishness was the kind born of the immigrant experience, of being raised in the...

  • Katsav denied new hearing in rape conviction sentence

    May 14, 2012 | 10:17 am

    An Israeli Supreme Court justice denied a new hearing for former President Moshe Katsav to request a reduction in his seven-year prison sentence for a rape conviction.

    Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut on Sunday denied the motion for a new hearing, meaning that the only possibility...

  • Katsav says he’s a ‘wreck,’ proclaims innocence

    November 16, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav told an Israeli newspaper that he is a “wreck” but will not commit suicide.

    Days after his rape conviction was upheld by the Israeli Supreme Court, Katsav said in interview with Yediot Achronot published Wednesday, “I promise my family that I...

  • Katsav prison sentence delayed pending appeal

    May 18, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the start of former President Moshe Katsav’s prison sentence on rape and sexual assault convictions will be delayed pending his appeal.

    Katsav had been scheduled to enter prison May 8 to serve a seven-year sentence, which was delayed until...

  • Katsav prison sentence postponed

    May 3, 2011 | 11:01 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court has postponed the date former President Moshe Katsav will begin serving his prison sentence on rape and sexual assault convictions.

    Katsav had been scheduled to enter prison next week to serve a seven-year sentence; on Monday he appealed his conviction on rape...

  • Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav receives seven-year prison sentence

    March 22, 2011 | 9:43 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who was found guilty of rape and sexual assault, was sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay compensation to two of his victims.

    A panel of three Tel Aviv District Court judges handed down the sentence Tuesday, nearly five years...

  • 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...

  • Briefs: Katsav backs out of sex charges plea deal, Al Qaeda has more threats for the Jews

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Katsav Reneges on Plea Bargain

    Moshe Katsav, the Israeli ex-president mired in a sex scandal, has rejected his plea agreement. Katsav appeared in Jerusalem District Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual offenses. Attorney General Menachem Mazuz now will have to...

  • Briefs: Katsav plea bargain stands, Dems designate Mordecai official donkey

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    High Court Upholds Katsav Deal

    Israel's High Court of Justice upheld ex-president Moshe Katsav's plea bargain. A five-justice High Court panel decided Tuesday to reject six petitions against the Attorney General's Office decision last year to drop rape charges against Katsav in...

  • Local Iranian Jews shocked by Katsav plea bargain

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When former Israeli President Moshe Katsav pleaded guilty to charges of sexual harassment and resigned his post late last month, no one was more surprised and saddened than his strongest supporters in Southern California, the Iranian Jewish community.

    Many local Iranian Jews share a...

  • Katsav cops plea in sex charges

    By Dan Baron

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    His reputation in shambles from a sex scandal that broke a year ago and swelled in subsequent months, Israel's outgoing president, Moshe Katsav, put an end to the sordid chapter by agreeing to a plea bargain after months of insisting he was innocent.

    His reputation in shambles from...
  • Briefs: Olmert; Katsav; Israel population hits 7.15 million; Neo-Nazis protest March of the Living

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert: We Won't Repeat Swap Mistakes

    On Israel's Memorial Day, Ehud Olmert vowed not to repeat past mistakes in obtaining the release of captured Israeli soldiers. At a memorial service Monday for victims of terrorism, the Israeli prime minister said that "in the range of heavy...
  • Briefs: JTS to admit gay rabbinical students, Saudi Arabia bars Israeli journalist

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    JTS to admit gay rabbinical students

    The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced Monday that it would change admission policies to accept openly gay students at its rabbinical school. Arnold Eisen, chancellor-elect of the Conservative movement's flagship institution, made the...

  • Iranian Jews stand by their man Katsav in rape and sexual harassment case

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    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.

    "Many in the community here know President Katsav on a personal...

  • Briefs: Israel reviews Jerusalem dig; U.S. offers reward for Islamic Jihad leader

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reviews Jerusalem Dig

    Israel is pressing ahead with a controversial dig near the Temple Mount but will review plans to build at the site. The Jerusalem Municipality announced Monday that a plan to renovate a pedestrian walkway leading from the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate to...

  • New U.N. chief puts priority on Israeli-Palestinian peace

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    U.N. Chief Puts Priority on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

    The new United Nations secretary-general said solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was key to wider peace in the Middle East.

    "If the issues with the conflicts between Israel and Palestine go well, other issues in the...

  • Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    Families of the victims of the 1999 North Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) shooting in Granada Hills are suing the state of Washington for allegedly failing to supervise the man who committed the crime. The $15...

  • Message From The President

    By Moshe Katsav

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm


    It gives me great pleasure to send you congratulations and best wishes from Jerusalem on the important occasion of the dedication of the new Los Angeles Federation Center which is yet another proof of the...