Katzav suffers from too much pride, which already landed him in jail. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 07.12.11 | 02:43 (IST)

    Katzav had a great possibility for a plea agreement which would have kept him out of jail. The deal would have required him to admit to some minor deeds. He chose to deny every misdeed and is now going to jail. An unprecedented humiliation. Katzav's continued denial will cost him any possibility of a Presidential pardon. Too much pride is costly. / Incidentally, I am convinced of his abusive behavior towards women over many years in view of the many witnesses that testified to this. If he had remorse, he would have accepted the plea agreement as a way of expiating this guilt, regardless of whether he was guilty of actual rape.

    from the article: Former President Katsav to enter Israeli prison following rape conviction
    First published 00:43 07.12.11 | Last updated 00:43 07.12.11
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