The Prosecutor's Office wanted to postpone the parole board hearing indefinitely but only received a one-week postponement. A request for an extension was rejected by parole board chair, retired judge Rachel Goldberg.
The former president was released on strict parole terms. He can't supervise women, and has a 10 pm curfew for 2 years.
Katsav wept while asking for parole.
Former President Moshe Katzav is hoping a third request for early release from prison will be accepted.
During a political career that spanned 73 years, Peres served as prime minister, president, and Knesset member for 47 consecutive years, the longest anyone has served in the Israeli parliament. H
Many in Israel's media have suggested the writing is on the wall: Katsav is going home, having served 4 years and 8 months of his 7-year sentence.
Pres. Reuven Rivlin faces a difficult choice in the days ahead, when he must decide on clemency for Moshe Katzav.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Tuesday morning to serve six years in prison.
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