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  • Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav (center) leaves a court in Tel Aviv Thursday after being convicted of two charges of raping an employee when he was a Cabinet minister. They are the most serious criminal charges ever brought against a high-ranking Israeli official. (Associated Press)

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  • Katsav deal angers Israelis

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A plea bargain that would allow Israel"s former president to avoid rape charges and jail time has drawn a fierce public backlash, with protests in Tel Aviv and a Supreme Court appeal yesterday that have put the deal in doubt.

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  • Katsav, who had denied any wrongdoing, also agreed to pay the equivalent of $3,500 in compensation to one of the women and $8,300 to the other.

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  • Katsav has said he was the victim of a witch hunt.

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