Israel’s attorney general will indict former President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and sexual assault of a number of his employees, the country’s justice ministry said Sunday. Katsav will also be charged with obstruction of justice, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said in a statement. Katsav had agreed in 2007 to plead guilty to lesser charges and pay a fine in order to avoid jail time, but pulled out of the deal when it came time to enter his plea
Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the conservative Likud Party, has been chosen to form Israel’s next government, Israeli President Shimon Peres announced Friday.
Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu has picked up tentative support that could give him the inside track on forming a coalition government and becoming Israel’s next prime minister.