Topic: Moshe Katsav
Olmert's case is one of several similar inquiries that have caused Israelis to question the trustworthiness of their government leaders in recent years. Olmert suggested that this case may have impacted discussions his government was having with the Palestinians.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was cleared today of the central corruption charges that prompted his resignation in 2009, although some lesser charges were upheld.
Many French have leapt to defend former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn after his arrest for allegedly raping a hotel maid in NYC. This rush to defend powerful men accused of sexual violence isn't uniquely French. It's a symptom of the deep-seated misogyny that exists around the globe.
05/20/2011 09:20 am
Women's rights activists hailed Moshe Katsav's rape conviction as a seminal victory for women's rights in Israel, which has a tradition of military machismo.
12/30/2010 10:01 am
He is the country's first former prime minister to face criminal charges. The case may signal a more aggressive judicial effort to fight political corruption.
08/31/2009 01:00 am
Aryeh Deri, jailed for bribery in 2000, tries for a comeback in the Jerusalem mayoral contest as Israel reels from several high-profile political scandals.
09/11/2008 01:00 am