Israel's President Katsav Convicted of Rape Analytical Essay by Carly Evans

An analysis of Katsav's trial and conviction on rape and other charges.
# 150436 | 1,003 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published by on Feb 16, 2012 in Law (International) , Political Science (Non-U.S.)

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An overview of the trial and conviction of former Israeli President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape, sexual harassment, obstruction of justice and more.

Emerging allegations
Plea Bargain
The Trial
Appeal and Eventual Imprisonment

From the Paper:

"In July of 2011, police revealed that Katsav was once again under investigation, this time under the allegation that he had used investigative techniques to harass witnesses against him. Even members of Katsav's family were pulled in for questioning on suspicion of related charges such as tampering and invasion of privacy.

"In May 2011, Katsav received a stay on his sentence until his appeal could be heard. The appeal was held before a three-judge panel as in the first trial. During the appeal, Katsav's lawyer implied an existing sexual relationship between Katsav and one of his accusers and stated that no rape had occurred. He characterized Katsav's allegedly sexual behavior as inoffensive and even friendly.

"Deliberations began in August, with the court delivering its opinion by mid-November. Katsav's conviction was once again unanimously agreed to. In a statement after the trial, presiding Justice Salim Joubran stated that Katsav had fallen"from the loftiest heights to the deepest depths" and that he should have served as "a role model to his subordinates". He went on to state, "Every woman has a right to her own body. A right to dignity. A right to freedom. No one has the liberty to take any of those from her". (Press, 2011)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Efraim, O. (2011, December 03). Minister denies Katsav's home confinement request. Retrieved February 12, 2012, from,7340,L-4156472,00.html
  • France-Presse, A. (2010, December 31). Former Israeli president guilty of rape. Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Sydney Morning Herald:
  • Press, A. (2011, November 10). Ex-Israeli president to serve 7 years for rape. Retrieved February 12, 2012, from

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