03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Israel Drops Rape Charges In Exchange For President's Resignation

JERUSALEM, June 28 -- The Israeli government has dropped rape charges against President Moshe Katsav in exchange for his agreement to step down and to plead guilty to lesser charges, the attorney general, Menachem Mazuz, announced Thursday.

Moshe Katsav will plead guilty to indecent acts and harassment.

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