Israelis have long complained that drawn-out investigations, often leaked to the media, have undercut politicians and their right to due process.
The story of the Hollywood executive's years of alleged sexual misconduct reflects a social tendency to play the 'blame game' and denounce victims of abuse who muster the courage to speak up.
Shimon Peres was the initiator of Israel’s defense industries when it was difficult for the nascent state to obtain military equipment from abroad.
Katsav recently appealed to Rivlin to lift the limitations that had been placed upon him.
The former president, who was jailed for five years and indicted for rape, will not enjoy the same benefits past presidents did.
Prosecution declines appeal of parole board decision.
On virtually every block of the city of 22,000, it’s common to find someone with a direct connection and strong affinity for Katsav.
After around 10 years of denying all allegations, Katsav had expressed regret to the parole board behind closed doors.
Katsav, who was convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison for rape, is waiting to see if the state prosecution will appeal his parole.
“Katsav used his political power to rape and now he used that same political power to win his early release.”