Katsav guilty of 2 counts of rape
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Published: 30.12.10, 11:26
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1. he prays 3 times a day - oh bless
Avi ,   Israel   (12.30.10)
The oldest trick in the book , dont forget to cluth the bible as you walk in the court room , may be a rabbi or two kissing his hand usually goes down well.
2. katsav
Marianne van Geuns ,   Ramat Hasharon   (12.30.10)
Pray good,shas and the rabbies will help you.You know why??There is no richt in this world you money helps you and not GOD
3. The lesson learned is nothing new: don't mess around
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (12.30.10)
There is nothing new in the Katsav saga. Elected officials are just as fallible as the unelected taxpayer. Those who are married and choose to cheat on their spouse risk paying a very, very high price. In the case of elected officials, the price has the added price tag of having your story on page 1 and on national tv. It's not unique to Israel, it's not unique to Judaism. It's still pretty pathetic that some men in power can't keep their hormones under control.
4. God
Asher ,   Jerusalem   (12.30.10)
Only God can help him...
5. He'll have plenty of time to pray in jail!!!
6. Pray for foregiveness
Meir ,   Beit Shemesh   (12.30.10)
The judges have spoken. He is guilty. If he is really sincere in his prayers, then he has the rest of his life to make amends, and hope that when he appears before the heavenly tribunal when he dies, that they will be more lenient and understanding. Let us understand one thing. No amount of prayer can cancel the fact, that what he did was wrong, terrible wrong, against all laws of the State, and totally against the Torah. May he rot in jail until he meets his maker.
7. Good cut his balls off.
Dyslexic........... ,   Israel.........   (12.30.10)
8. #3
chana ,   Haifa   (12.30.10)
This was not cheating, or messing around, as in having an affair. This was rape. Big difference. Not just fallible, but criminal. And he deserves the maximum.
9. Katsav was member of Likud party
Yossi ,   USA   (12.30.10)
Katsav was a member of Likud Party, and they help him all the way.
10. Katsav=butcher?
SDB ,   ZY ISRAEL   (12.30.10)
A sick man, who operates on the belief that no woman would refuse him. He simply believes the reality he creates in his distorted mind. What shame he has brought on himself, his family, and the whole country.
11.  Mabrook !
Salma ,   Palestine   (12.30.10)
As far as I know I think it's the first time in People's history , a president accused of rape and sexual harassment !
12. Just imagine what happened there when he was prez.
13. #3 He didn't "mess around" he raped her
SNS   (12.30.10)
Brian Cohen, the problem isn't that he cheated on his wife. The problem is he raped a woman, twice - forced her to have sex against her will. And it has nothing to do with his hormones. It is an act of violence, perpetrated because the offender wants the feeling of control and domination.
14. @11 What about Arafat and all his little boyfriends?
15. Only in Israel
Shalom ,   Boca Raton, FL   (12.30.10)
Such a boosha, a national embarrassment for Israel and the Jewish Nation. "Ex-President Guilty of Rape."
16. What an embarrassment.........
Wise Saba ,   Eretz Yisrael   (12.30.10)
to the office of the president & to the whole country. A black day for Israel.
17. add perjury!
yehuda ,   israel   (12.30.10)
18. Use of sex is an old war game
Yehuda   (12.30.10)
It hasn't been researched and maybe should be to see if this is nothing but a leftist plot to bring down the right.
19. That will teach him: When a woman says "No!" it's rape!
Thanking the G-d of Israel who placed wisdom in the hearts and minds of the Judges of Israel and that they found this man GUILTY!
20. Brave judges to see thru the baloney Katsav was handing them
safta of 12 ,   Israel   (12.30.10)
21. The difference
Markus Valiant ,   Stockholm Sweden   (12.30.10)
In Israel this man is put on trial, sentenced and finally jailed. In the surrounding counitres the victims would be put in jail - without trial.
22. Many men.....
aline silverman ,   Israel   (12.30.10)
around the world and through the centuries should be found guilty too. Unfortunately this treatment of women isn't new and not specific to Israel....At least here we do not hide things under the carpet!!!! What happened to "Dear Clinton"???? : I haven't had sex with THIS woman , said he....See all action films and the way they treat women.....
23. Very sad day for every Israeli women
Sarah B. ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.30.10)
24. "found" not "find"... spelling error...
LAWRENCE ,   SAFED ISRAEL   (12.30.10)
Perhaps he was referring to / thinking of Hillary when he claimed not to have sex with "THAT WOMAN."
26. Ashkenazim rules in Israel
Ari ,   Israel   (12.30.10)
Katzav was found guilty because he is a Persian
27. It makes my day :)
Yossef   (12.30.10)
If it could be just the beginning ?! Now, Olmert! With which money did he buy his (very) expensive house in Moshava Germanit ?
28. Salma why do you avoid the EU terrorism articles?
29. Salma in your country the rape victim would be punished!
yahud   (12.30.10)
30. #23 Impostor..You're not playing with a full deck..
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (12.30.10)
...crawl back under your rock
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