Knesset: Last Ditch Effort to Prevent Katzav's Jailing
The Knesset's Interior Committee will discuss on Tuesday a proposal by MK Nissim Ze'ev of Shas, to let former president Moshe Katzav serve his jail sentence at home, with electronic cuffs. The debate will be held behind closed doors and is not expected to change the fact that Katzav is to enter prison Wednesday.
The discussion will be attended by Knesset members and representatives of the Israel Prisons Authority.
Ze'ev is among a group of Knesset members who are trying to find ways of avoiding Katzav's entry into jail – which is seen by many as a moment of ignominy for the State of Israel. While few Israelis see Katzav as innocent of wrongdoing, many see his trial and conviction for rape as a travesty of justice.
Others see it as the opposite -- proof that in Israel, no one is above the law and women may not be abused by men in positions of power.