Moshe Katsav

Israeli politician, 8th president of Israel

Moshe Katsav, Hebrew: משה קצב , (born December 5, 1945 in Yazd, Iran) is a former Israeli politician of Likud.

Moshe Katsav
8th President of Israel
In office
1 August 2000 – 1 July 2007
Prime MinisterEhud Barak
Ariel Sharon
Ehud Olmert
Preceded byEzer Weizman
Succeeded byShimon Peres
Personal details
Musa Qasab

(1945-12-05) 5 December 1945 (age 77)
Yazd, Iran
Political partyLikud
Gila Katsav (m. 1969)

He was mayor of Kiryat Malakhi, a Member of Knesset and a (deputy) government minister. He was also President of Israel from 2000 to 2007.

From 2011 to 2016 he was in prison because of a conviction of sexual offences (like rape). Katsav denied the accusations.

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