2:10pm

Tue March 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Seven-Year Sentence For Former Israeli President Convicted Of Rape

Moshe Katsav, Israel's president from 2000 to 2007, was sentenced to seven years in prison today for "raping a former employee and sexually harassing two other women who used to work for him," The Associated Press writes.

After hearing the sentence, the 65-year-old Katsav shouted: "You made a mistake! It is a lie! The girls know it is a lie!"

Israel's current president, Shimon Peres, said of the news that "this is a sad day, but we are all equal before the law." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.