Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

The Case of Katsav

Israeli President Moshe Katsav has found himself accused of rape and sexual assault by numerous women. Israeli authorities are deciding whether to indict him on the charges. By late September, no fewer than eight women had accused him of sexual assault including one who said he coerced her into having sex with him. Investigators have collected enough evidence against Katsav to hand over to the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office, which will recommend whether to press charges against the president or close the case. Katsav has said that if he is indicted, he would resign. But despite the mounting evidence against her husband, Katsav's wife, Gila, is standing by her man, saying she would never leave him and telling an Israeli news website that "if a girl feels she's in trouble, she can come and speak with him."