Moshe Katsav

Does Israel Have A Culture Of Corruption?

Israel is beginning to look like old time Chicago politics.  The previous governor of Illinois, a former Chicago congressman, is in jail, home to four of the last seven governors of Illinois, and another popular former Chicago congressman is in jail now, with his wife, a former city alderman, going in when he gets out.  They’re only the latest in a long list of former Chicago area politicians to go to prison for corruption.

Knesset To Hold Presidential Election June 10

05/19/2014
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TEL AVIV — The Knesset will vote for Israel’s next president on June 10.

Serving Their Country After Serving Time

Israelis don't seem to eliminate candidates because they've been convicted.

12/31/2012

Avigdor Lieberman, who stepped down as foreign minister of Israel last week and has been indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust, is still hopeful of playing a key role in the next government, with elections three weeks ago.

He may well be right.

Lieberman: Wouldn't be the first felon to return to Israeli politics.

Katsav Prison Sentence Postponed

05/03/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) – 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 and sexual assault charges and requested a delay of his prison sentence, which was granted by the court Tuesday.

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav Sentenced to Prison

03/22/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- 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 after he was first accused.

Katsav, 65, reportedly began sobbing after the verdict was read and then yelled out several times, interrupting the judges, saying "It's all lies," "the sentence is a mistake" and "it's not true."

Katsav Rape Conviction Hailed as Watershed Moment

01/03/2011
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TEL AVIV (JTA) -- 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 officers and their female staff often were seen as a perk of the job and such behavior quietly was accepted as part of the culture, if unhappily by many women.

Former Israeli President Katsav Convicted of Rape

12/30/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- 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.

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