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Israel Denies Former President Early Prison Release

Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav’s request for a conditional early release from prison has been rejected by a parole board. He is serving a seven-year term for raping an employee, while he was the minister of tourism in 1998. Katsav has always maintained his innocence. The Justice Ministry said Wednesday the parole board concluded Katsav, the first Israeli president to be incarcerated, did not show remorse, regret or sympathy toward victims. The parole board also said Katsav could...

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