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Israel ex-president rejects plea agreement on sexual harassment charges
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav rejected a controversial plea agreement Tuesday, opting instead to face rape charges first brought against him in 2006. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was upheld by the Israeli Supreme Court in (More)
Israel high court backs Katsav plea agreement on sexual harassment charges
The Israeli Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a controversial plea agreement for former Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official profile; BBC profile], in which Katsav was permitted to plead guilty to lesser sex charges in exchange for a suspended s (More)
Katsav lawyer defends suspended plea agreement
Lawyers for former Israeli President Moshe Katsav Monday defended a controversial plea agreement in which Katsav is to plead guilty to lesser sex charges in exchange for a suspended sentence and the dropping of rape charges , accusing critics who (More)
Israel high court puts Katsav plea agreement on hold pending challenge
The Israeli Supreme Court put President Moshe Katsav's plea agreement on hold for 24 hours Sunday to entertain a legal challenge by a Israeli civil rights group Movement for Quality Government in Israel . Katsav [official website; JURIST news a (More)
Israel president to resign under plea agreement on sexual harassment charges
Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] signed a plea agreement with prosecutors Thursday, under which he will admit to charges of indecent assault, sexual harassment, and obstruction of justice, and will resign from t (More)
Israel president may face second set of rape charges
Israeli Attorney General Meni Mazuz notified lawyers for Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] that a second rape charge may be added to Katsav's indictment for alleged sex crimes. The additional charges were mad (More)
Israel parliament considering open presidential ballot after Katsav scandal
An Israeli parliamentary subcommittee approved day an amendment Saturday that would require Knesset members to cast open rather than secret ballots in presidential elections. The "Peres law," so called because it would greatly favor pre (More)
Israel parliament grants Katsav temporary leave as sex crimes charges loom
A parliamentary committee of the Israeli Knesset voted 13-11 Thursday to grant the request of Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] for a three-month temporary suspension. The Knesset vote preserves Katsav's imm (More)
Israel PM urges Katsav to quit before legal battle over sex crimes allegations
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert urged Israeli President Moshe Katsav to step down Wednesday in the face of possible charges of rape and sexual harassment . Haaretz quoted Olmert as saying that "In these circumstances there is no doubt in my (More)
Israel president faces indictment for sex crimes
The office of Israeli Attorney General Menahem Mazuz said Tuesday that there is enough evidence to indict Israeli President Moshe Katsav on various charges, including rape, sexual harassment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice . Formal char (More)