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May 1, 2001
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Former Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai was given a suspended 18-month prison sentence for sexually assaulting and harassing two female subordinates. “I am certain of my innocence, and I will appeal any judgment until I am acquitted,” Mordechai told reporters as he left the courtroom. Women’s rights groups had sought a harsher sentence.

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