Likud politician Moshe Katsav was elected President of Israel by the votes of Likud policos and ultraorthodox Jewish MKs who did not like Shimon Peres. Katsav's contribution to the state was that he took up space, which was good enough for these people.
He also tried to carry out the commandment "Be Fruitful and Multiply" with several unwilling women, according to their testimony. He believed in putting himself into his work. It is the job of politicians to love the people whether they like it or not. Katsav took it literally. That's illegal here too. But Katsav got a free pass and will stay out of jail.
Hey folks, we aren't all like this. But it's time to give Israel back to the Zionists.
Last update - 12:31 28/02/2008
With plea deal okayed, state files indictment against Katsav
By Tomer Zarchin, Haaretz Correspondent
On Wednesday, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz announced that he had no intention of delaying the indictment so that an additional hearing can be held by a wider panel of High Court Justices.
The indictment reached in a plea bargain includes only minor sexual offenses - one count of indecent assault involving pressure and one of sexual harassment - and would give Katsav a suspended sentence rather than actual jail time.
The Movement for Quality Government and women rights groups asked Mazuz to reconsider his decision to file the indictment, but were denied their request.
On Wednesday, the state said that they are seeking to charge Katsav with crimes of moral turpitude, which would make him ineligible to receive his presidential pension and benefits.