Story posted: Sunday, 1. July 2007 by Rafael Ben-Ari
Moshe Katsav or Mus? Qass?b born December 5, 1945 is the President of Israel. As of January 25, 2007, he was on a leave of absence from his presidential duties amid impending charges of crimes stemming from his alleged rape of one female subordinate and sexual harassment of others. Katsav's term as president is scheduled end by law on 15 July 2007, but he has announced he will resign effective 1 July 2007 as the result of a plea agreement on rape charges. At the end of Katsav's full term (15 July 2007), Shimon Peres will become president. From 1 July 2007 to 15 July 2007, Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik, currently Acting President, will be Interim President.
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