Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ex-Israeli President Jailed for rape

You have to go back to 2006 on this blog to see the last mention of this, but never let it be said I let a story drop. The ex-Israeli President Moshe Katsav has finally been jailed for rape.

He's been sentenced to seven years in jail some large fines and, when he emerges from prison, will face other legal penalties for the actions he took while he thought he'd be immune from prosecution as President.

The fact it took such a monumental act of political will to bring him to book for raping state employees does not speak well of the legal system, although it is indeed good news to hear that he has at last been brought to justice for these crimes, if not the murders that took place under his authority while.

There is of course little chance that anyone will be tried for the deaths of children in Gaza over the last couple of days. These are a fact of life that we are expected to forget soon enough, as we look to other tragic events around the world.

1 comment:

Levi9909 said...

Ah but at least the "Katsav sentence shows we are all equal before the law".

Cold comfort to the people of Gaza and all Palestinians, even those in Israel who, of course, are not equal before the law.