Moshe Katsav

Israel's Iranian-born ex-President found guilty of rape

BBC: Israel's former President Moshe Katsav has been convicted of rape by a court in Tel Aviv and could go to jail. He was found guilty of raping an employee in the 1990s when he was tourism minister and of later sexual offences while he was president. The judges said they believed the evidence of the woman whose testimony had led to two charges of rape. Moshe Katsav resigned from the largely ceremonial post of head of state in 2007 and was indicted in March 2009. While his resignation caused shock across Israel, it had limited political consequences. Rape commands a jail term in Israel of at least four years, although Katsav is thought to be likely to contest the conviction in Israel's supreme court >>>


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Democracy in action

by mahmoudg on

now can we say how many of the muderors of the Islamic Rapist Cultists have been brought to justice?????  NONE! Israel proved that it is the only democracy in the region.  Let the others take a lesson from its fair and unbiased Judicial system.

Jonny Dollar

HE IS AN ISRAELI! The man has no ethics and loyalty! Scum!

by Jonny Dollar on

Let's not tarnish our name even more by calling him ex...... When you betray the country of your birhth and ancestors, you can easily betray an adopted country (even due to religious reason) and any person. These guys are opportunists and have no connection and loyalty to iran. Speaking a language does not mean loyalty. He is a taitor to Iran! His loyalty was to religion not to Iran. Who needs scums like that. He can join the rest of the zionists on this site 555!

"God is love!"

Mola Nasredeen

'Tofe Sar Bala' and A serial rapist

by Mola Nasredeen on


That's what it is.

Aren't all the Israeli politicians and members of military stablishment rapists? 

Where does it come from?

From their ideology, Zionism. What is rape but taking something illegaly and by force. Exactly what they've done to Palestinians. They've taken their land, their livelihood and freedom.

No wonder many of their prime ministers or presidents are charged and convicted for rape, bribery etc.

Rape has been a component of Zionism ideology and activity in the Middle East. Raping other people.

marhoum Kharmagas

Moshe horny!

by marhoum Kharmagas on

Take it easy with this ex hamvatan!


for Jews, sure.  If you're

by asadabad on

for Jews, sure.  If you're not jewish, then you're dead or kicked out.


Ironicly , israel proves to

by jasonrobardas on

be the only country in the middle east that holds some  democratic values . 



by yolanda on

Excerpt from Yahoo News:

Katsav denied all allegations, claiming he was a victim of a political witch hunt and suggesting he was targeted because he is a Sephardic Jew — a Jew of Middle Eastern origin.

According to the indictment, Katsav forced one woman to the floor of his office at the Tourism Ministry in 1998 and raped her. Later that year, he summoned her to a Jerusalem hotel to go over paperwork and raped her on the bed in his room. The indictment alleged that Katsav tried to calm his victim by saying: "Relax, you'll enjoy it."

The indictment alleged that he harassed two women while he was president, embracing them against their will and making unwanted sexual comments. He also was charged with obstruction of justice: The indictment said Katsav tried to persuade one of the women to change her testimony.


Looks like in Israel, a rapist even if president of country...

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

gets punished for rape. Whereas, in Islamist Iran, Rapists are promoted to become chief of police and president!  

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

Farah Rusta

A sad day for Iranian-Israelis

by Farah Rusta on


And for Yazdis too. 


Darius Kadivar

amirkabear4u Jaan "Droit du Sol" or "Droit de Sang" ?

by Darius Kadivar on

Dunno I suppose you are going to tell me ...


Now for DK

by amirkabear4u on

this man is an Iranian. I am getting worried for him. So what he was born in Iran, does it makes him an Iranian?

Anahid Hojjati

a joke regarding these Iranians of the day, yesterday and today

by Anahid Hojjati on

For sure, I like yesterday's Iranian  of the day; the khoroos,  better than the one for today. That is, until the khoroos is proven guilty of  rape of a chicken in Islamic court of law.




Agreed with Jahanshah.

Where all the people are the same before the law, there should be decent people running the country.



by yolanda on

Why did they play the music in the background? Very distracting!

He was born in Yazd and speaks fluent Farsi.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Let's see if Kahrizak rapists get so much as a slap on the wrist, let alone their leaders who have ravaged an entire nation.


here's an idea

by asadabad on

assange and the witnesses who proved he was guilty should be punished instead.  they are "threatening the security" of israel and the US.  this is american and israeli justice.  it won't be long before his rape victims will be called anti semites or terrorist sympahtizers.

Sargord Pirouz

Israel Rapist Republic (the new IRR)

by Sargord Pirouz on

Yep, according to the logic of those propagandists going by the name of Fred, now we're going to have to refer to Israel as the Israel Rapist Republic (IRR).

See what you people have started? 


In other news, rest of israeli leadership found guily of rape


raping ordinary Palestinians, mentally, psychologically in the form of collective punishment.


This has nothing to do with

by alaaf on

This has nothing to do with Iran or Iranians 

No Fear

Scandals are a normal occurance in israel's politics

by No Fear on

Don't believe me?  Google it.

Pretty much every single government that came to power in israel has been involved in some sort of scandals.

Their religious bodies are also tainted with scandals.

Check out the long list of child molestators among rabbis:





by ali_aaa on

Baba Iraniha hame ja baese eftekharan.