...Israel. It doesn´t matter if you are a rabbi, president, car mechanic, columnist or artist - if you do the crime, then you will do the time - in the slammer. Now, we might argue if he should have benn sentenced to 5 or 10 years. But a sentence of 7 years is a severe verdict, for a severe crime. The rule of law prevails, and it is a very powerful signal and message that maybe could be used in our fight against rape and violence. It is a good day for the women of Israel, it is a good day for the rule of law, it is a good day for Israel.
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from the article: Former President Moshe Katsav gets 7 years in jail for rape