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Rivlin elected president of Israel

Rivlin elected president of Israel

JERUSALEM, June 10 (UPI) --Right-wing Reuven Rivlin was selected as the next president of Israel Tuesday in a second-round runoff election in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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Ex-Israeli president on first leave from prison

Ex-Israeli president on first leave from prison

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Moshe Katzav, a former president of Israel, was allowed his first 24-hour leave Monday since being imprisoned in November 2011 after he was convicted of rape.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
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Israel city's mayor denies he raped worker

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, May 10 (UPI) -- The mayor of a southern Israeli municipality denied Thursday he had repeatedly raped and sexually abused an employee, saying sex with her was consensual.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.
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Former Israeli president behind bars

Former Israeli president behind bars

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Shortly before entering prison to serve a seven-year sentence on rape charges, former Israeli President Moshe Katsav said he was being "buried ... alive."
Former Israeli president to go to prison

Former Israeli president to go to prison

JERUSALEM, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Israel's Supreme Court Thursday ordered former President Moshe Katsav to start serving a seven year prison sentence on rape charges next month.

Ex-Israel president says women framed him

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 17 (UPI) -- Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, convicted in December of rape, staunchly denies the charges in testimony released by a court Sunday.
Former president sentenced to 7 years

Former president sentenced to 7 years

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 22 (UPI) -- An Israeli court Tuesday sentenced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to seven years in prison for rape and sexual harassment.
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Israeli President Moshe Katsav is facing pressure to resign after police recommended that he be charged in a sex scandal on October 16, 2006. Katsav is shown speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington on May 30, 2001. (UPI Photo/Roger Wollenberg/Files)
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Moshe Katsav (Hebrew: משה קצב‎, born Musa Qasab, December 5, 1945) is a former Israeli politician. He served as the eighth President of Israel, a leading Likud member of the Israeli Knesset, and a Cabinet Minister in its government.

The end of his presidency was marked by controversy, stemming from allegations of rape of one female subordinate and sexual harassment of others. Katsav resigned the presidency on 1 July 2007. In a landmark and unprecedented case, on 30 December 2010, Katsav was convicted of two counts of rape, obstruction of justice and other charges. On 22 March 2011, Katsav was handed a seven-year sentence by an Israeli court for rape and other sexual offences, in what became a landmark ruling.

Katsav was born in Yazd, Iran as Musa Qasab. His family brought him to Tehran when he was an infant; in June 1951, when he was five, they emigrated to Israel. He remains fluent in Persian.

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