Moshe Katsav (born 5 December 1945) is a Jewish former politician who was the eighth President of Israel from 2000 to 2007.
The end of his presidency was marked by controversy, stemming from allegations of rape of one female subordinate and sexual harassment of others. Katsav resigned the presidency in 2007 as part of a plea bargain. Katsav later rejected the deal with prosecutors and vowed he would prove his innocence in court. He was convicted of two counts of rape, obstruction of justice and other charges, and was sentenced to to seven years in prison.