Moshe Katsav was born in 1945 in Iran. He immigrated to Israel in 1951. Married to Gila, father of five, he has lived in Kiryat Malachi since 1951.
Graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, majored in economics and history
Graduate of School of Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Positions held in the Government and the Knesset
||M.K. Member of Interior and Education Committees|
||M.K. Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction|
||M.K. Minister of Labor and Social Affairs|
||M.K. Minister of Transportation; Member of Ministerial Committee on Defense|
||M.K. Likud faction Chairman in the Knesset; Chairman of Parliamentary Committee of the Chinese-Israeli Friendship League|
||M.K. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism; Chairman Ministerial Committee for National Events; Minister for Israeli Arab Affairs; Member of Ministerial Committee on Defense|
||M.K. Member of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset|
||President of the State of Israel|
Facing charges of rape, sexual harassment, breach of trust, obstruction of justice, harassment of a witness and fraud, in accordance with a plea agreement, Moshe Katsav resigned from the presidency effective 1 July 2007.
On 30 December 2010, Katsav was unanimously found guilty of "rape, sexual harassment, committing an indecent act while using force, harassing a witness and obstruction of justice" by a three judge panel, presided over by Justice George Kara. On March 22, 2011, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 2 years probation.
|Mayor of Kiryat Malachi|
||Newspaper reporter for "Yediot Aharonot"|
||President of "B'nai B'rith Youth"|
||Chairman of the "Likud" Party at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
||Member of the Commission on adoptive children (headed by Judge Etzioni)|
||Member of Ben-Gurion University Board of Trustees|
||Chairman of the commission to determine higher education tuition|
||Honorary Doctor of the University of Nebraska, Omaha - 1998|
Moshe Katsav - From the Kastina Ma'abara (immigrant tent camp) to the Government Compound, by journalist Menachem Michelson