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News and updates about Moshe Katzav

President Katzav to remain under curfew

Former President Moshe Katzav's request to end curfew rejected by parole board nearly a year after his release following rape conviction.

President Katzav to remain under curfew

Israeli pop star sharing prison wing with former Chief Rabbi

Israeli pop star Kobi Peretz entered prison on Sunday, is housed in the same prison wing as former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.

Israeli pop star sharing prison wing with former Chief Rabbi

President Rivlin rejects Katsav request to cancel release terms

President Reuven Rivlin decides Sunday to reject request of convicted rapist former President Moshe Katsav to cancel terms of his release.

President Rivlin rejects Katsav request to cancel release terms

Katzav wants a pardon like Olmert's

Former President asks Rivlin to pardon him and remove his parole restrictions.

Katzav wants a pardon like Olmert's

Police oppose relaxing Katzav's parole conditions

The police opposed a request by former president Moshe Katzav to relax his parole conditions and allow him to leave his house at night.

Police oppose relaxing Katzav's parole conditions

Former president Moshe Katsav released from jail

Former president Moshe Katsav was released from jail, after the state did not appeal the Parole Board's decision to release him.

Former president Moshe Katsav released from jailplayer

Coalition chair: What's all the noise about?

Coalition chair David Bitan responds to complaints about his recent declaration that 'it's better if Arabs don't vote.'

Coalition chair: What's all the noise about?

Former president: 'I have no energy to fight'

Former president Moshe Katzav has decided not to appeal the Parole Board's sentence. "I do not want to prove my innocence"

Convicted former president: 'I have no energy to fight'

Ex-President Katzav denied parole

Parole board denies former President Katzav early release.

Ex-President Katzav denied parole

Katzav confident he'll be released from prison

A day before Parole Board announces its decision on early release of former president, he tells associates he's confident he'll be released.

Katzav confident he'll be released from prison

Will Katzav be released next week?

Reports say prison authorities may recommend that former President be released from prison - if he agrees to a rehabilitation plan.

Will Katzav be released next week?

Katzav's wife met with Rivlin twice

Gila Katzav, wife of former president, reportedly met twice with current President Reuven Rivlin to discuss a pardon for her husband.

Katzav's wife met with Rivlin twice

Rivlin considering clemency for Katzav

President Rivlin to weigh granting clemency to Katzav over declining health.

Rivlin considering clemency for Katzav

Katzav gets a Passover vacation from jail

Prison Service decides that ex-President convicted on two counts of rape can spend Passover with his family because he fits the 'criterion.'

Katzav gets a Passover vacation from jail

Ex-president Katzav put on prison suicide watch

After being denied parole, concerns over former president Katzav's emotional state prompt 24-hour suicide watch.

Ex-president Moshe Katzav put on prison suicide watch

Top female politicians welcome Katzav ruling

Leading politicians on all sides of political spectrum welcome rejection of request to shorten sentence of ex-president, convicted of rape.

Top female politicians welcome Katzav ruling

Ex-president denied early release from prison

Parole committee rejects request of Moshe Katzav, who was convicted on two charges of rape, to be released early.

Ex-president denied early release from prison

State clears way for ex-president early release

Former President Katzav, serving 7 year sentence for rape, poised to leave prison after state withdraws objections to early release.

State clears way for ex-president Katzav's early release

Rapist ex-president cries in court

Parole committee decision postponed by a week, as Moshe Katzav refuses to admit two counts of rape and cries during hearing.

Rapist ex-president cries in court

Supreme Court Rejects Moshe Katzav Retrial Request

Retrial rejected for not citing enough evidence for 'reasonable doubt,' court rules.

Supreme Court Rejects Moshe Katzav Retrial Request

Former President Moshe Katzav to Request Retrial

Former president's lawyers say evidence supporting an original District Court's rape verdict can be challenged.

Former President Moshe Katzav to Request Retrial

Katzav's Accuser – Accused of Stalking

A woman who played a central role in the public trial of ex-president faces accusations of stalking.

Katzav's Accuser – Accused of Stalking

Katzav on First Prison Vacation as Son Weds

Former President Moshe Katzav, who is serving time for rape, got his first leave Sunday to attend his son’s wedding.

Katzav on First Prison Vacation as Son Weds

Katzav to Serve 7 Years in Prison, Court Decides

President Moshe Katzav will serve 7 years in prison, the High Court decided Thursday morning.

Katzav to Serve 7 Years in Prison, Court Decides

Katzav at Home, for Now

The Supreme Court has ruled: former President Moshe Katzav will not enter prison until his appeal is decided.

No Prison Time for Katzav - for Now

Katsav Verdict: Undecided

No decision yet on whether to send former President Moshe Katzav to prison until the appeals process ends.

Katsav Verdict: Undecided

Women's Groups in 'Witch Hunt'

Women's groups' behavior in Katzav case comes under scrutiny. Poll shows much distaste for these groups among Israeli women.

Women's Groups Accused of 'Witch Hunt' Mentality

'Katzav was Blackmailed'

Woman who worked in former president's bureau explains what she thinks really led to his conviction. Dissenting judge decries 'kangaroo court.'

Katzav was Blackmailed and Bullied, Says Former Employee

Seven Years in Prison for Katzav

Former President Moshe Katzav has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Seven Years in Prison for Katzav

'Katzav Lynched by Media'

Popular columnist Ben-Dror Yemini thinks a leftist-feminist coalition backed by journalists ganged up on former president.

Columnist: Katzav was Lynched by Media

Katzav: 'Because of Gush Katif'

Moshe Feiglin writes that in a meeting with a third person, former president said his woes are punishment for Disengagement.

Katzav Said: 'This is Happening to Me Because of Gush Katif'

Katzav Trial and Immodest Dress

A former district court judge says immodest dress by women cannot be blamed for the Katzav case, but more modesty would reduce sex offenses.

Katzav Trial Fallout: Immodest Dress A Factor in Sex Offenses?

Sheftel: Katzav is Innocent

Maverick lawyer Yoram Sheftel: "Justice was not served in the Katzav case, judges couldn't withstand media pressure, no evidence against Katzav."

Atty. Sheftel on Katzav: Judges' Sense of Justice Questionable

Katzav Verdict: Message to Women

Lawmakers says the Katzav rape conviction sends a strong message of equal rights to Israeli women.

Lawmakers: Katzav Conviction Sends Message to Women

Katzav Convicted of Rape

Ex-President Moshe Katzav has been convicted of two counts of rape and the other sexual offenses on which he was charged.

Katzav Convicted of Rape and Molestation

Katzav Verdict Thursday

Court bows to pressure by news organizations, decides to let the media and public into the courtroom.

Court to Hold Open Session for Katzav Verdict Thursday

Former Leaders in Jail, Court

Former Ministers Shlomo Benizri and Avraham Hirschson began their jail sentences Tuesday. Former President Katzav began his trial.

Former Ministers Head to Jail, Former President in Court