Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was on Tuesday sentenced to
seven years behind bars after being convicted on two counts of rape and
other offences in a scandal which has rocked Israel.
The judges also handed him a two-year suspended sentence and ordered
him to pay compensation of 100,000 shekels ($28,000, 20,000 euros) to
the main victim, known only as "Aleph", as well as 25,000 shekels
($7,000, 5,000 euros) to a second victim.