Of course Katzav should go to jail, as any other sex offender. It is NOT beneath us for the former president to sit in jail, it's exactly the opposite. Israel is showing that nobody is above the law, and if other sex offenders aren't pardoned, Katsav shouldn't be it either. It's also outrageous that he is allowed to keep his pension of 50.000 shekels, as a 'price' for having shamed his high office. He, and only he, is fully responsible for his choices and he should also have to take the consequences, as each one of us has to do. Instead of giving that money to the poor or for children and education, the state is giving it as a bonus for a sexual offender.
IDF reservist, 44, dies of heart attack during training (Haaretz)
from the article: Former President Katsav, after upheld rape conviction: I feel no guilt