משה קצב (נולד ב-5 בדצמבר 1945) הוא איש ציבור ישראלי, שכיהן כנשיאהּ השמיני של מדינת ישראל, וקודם לכן כראש מועצת קריית מלאכי, כחבר הכנסת וכשר בממשלות ישראל. קצב הורשע בביצוע עבירות אונס, מעשה מגונה בכוח והטרדה מינית של נשים שהיו כפופות למרותו בעת שכיהן כשר התיירות וכנשיא המדינה, ובשיבוש מהלכי משפט. הוא נדון לשבע שנות מאסר בפועל, אותן החל לרצות בדצמבר 2011, שנתיים מאסר על תנאי ופיצוי של 125,000 ש"ח לקורבנותיו.
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Moshe Katsav is the former president of Israel. He entered Maasiyahu Prison in the city of Ramle, south of Tel Aviv, on Dec. 7, 2011to begin a seven-year term for rape after the country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal of his conviction and sentence.
The court’s decision sealed a long and sordid episode that began while Mr. Katsav was still president, a distinguished, if mostly ceremonial, position that he held from 2000 to 2007.
Mr. Katsav was convicted in a district court in December 2010 of raping an employee — who has been identified only by her first initial, ...
Israel's former President Moshe Katsav told a televised news conference that he is a "victim of a lynching" over charges of rape and sexual assault. The justice ministry - which on Sunday said it would indict Mr Katsav - called his speech pathetic and accused him of turning his case into a "media circus". Mr Katsav's media advisors have also resigned in the wake of the lengthy TV appearance on Thursday evening. He resigned in 2007 after four women accused him of rape and other crimes. Speaking at a press conference in his hometown of Kyriat Malachi, flanked by his wife Gila, Mr Katsav vowed to ...
Moshe Katsav, Israel's former president, was today officially charged with raping a female employee and sexually harassing two others, almost two years after he was forced to resign over the accusations. The formal indictment came after the Iranian-born 63-year-old called off a plea-bargain arrangement that would have allowed him to avoid jail time. He said he was determined to clear his name, and recently held a rambling three-hour press conference in which he insisted on his innocence. The allegations of two counts of rape stem from when Mr Katsav was Tourism Minister in the Likud government ...
Moshe Katsav handed seven-year prison sentence for rape
Former Israeli president set to appeal after being jailed for raping one woman and sexually harassing two other staffFormer Israeli president Moshe Katsav has been sentenced to seven years in prison for rape and other sexual offences following a year-long trial which ended with his conviction in December.Katsav, president from 2000 to 2007, said he was innocent and was being persecuted by the courts and Israeli society at large. He is expected to appeal.Katsav was convicted of two counts of rape of an employee at the tourism ministry, where he was minister from 1996-1999. He was also convicted of the indecent assault and sexual harassment of two other employees at the President's Residence in Jerusalem during his presidency.The president was given the chance of a plea bargain in which he could admit lesser charges but chose to fight all charges in a trial which, although conducted in private, was accompanied by leaks from both sides in the media.The judges told the court: "The crime of
Former Israel president Moshe Katsav begins jail term for rape
Politician claims Israel has 'executed' an innocent man after being sentenced to seven years for assaulting a former employeeThe former Israeli president Moshe Katsav has entered a minimum security prison to begin a seven-year sentence for rape.Katsav, 66, was convicted last December of assaulting a female former employee when he was a cabinet minister and sexually harassing two other women while president, from 2000 to 2007.The Iranian-born politician, who has repeatedly declared his innocence, remained free while he appealed against his case, but the supreme court upheld the conviction last month and sent him to prison.TV footage showed him entering the Maasiyahu jail in central Israel, where he became the highest-ranking Israeli official to be imprisoned.Katsav looked agitated and overwhelmed as he addressed journalists before beginning his sentence. He accused authorities of ignoring evidence that could clear him and claimed "the truth will come to light"."The state of Israel is ex
Moshe Katsav's rape conviction upheld by Israel's supreme court - video
Israel's supreme court upheld a conviction for rape against the country's former president Moshe Katsav, and said it saw no reason to change the seven-year jail sentence
Moshe Katsav rape sentence upheld
Ex-Israeli president convicted of raping one woman and molesting two others loses appeal against seven-year jail termIsrael's supreme court has upheld a seven-year jail term against former Israeli president Moshe Katsav for raping a former aide and molesting two other women who worked for him.In a unanimous ruling against Katsav's appeal, the three-judge panel said: "He misused his high position and defiled the bodies and dignity of [his accusers]." He will begin serving his sentence on 7 December.Katsav, 65, was president from 2000 to 2007. He was convicted in December of twice raping an aide when he was a cabinet minister in the late 1990s and sexually assaulting two other women who worked for him while he was president."The ruling of the supreme court reaffirms that everybody in Israel is equal before the law. Presidents and dignitaries must [also] be held to account for their actions," prosecution lawyer Naomi Granot said after the verdict.Katsav had consistently denied the charges