Israel’s ex-president Moshe Katsav, who is serving a seven-year sentence for rape, will be released early.
The parole board met a week ago to discuss the appeal. The State Prosecutor’s Office again opposed an early release.
Katsav has served five years of his sentence, having been imprisoned in May 2011.
The board rejected Katsav’s request in August, when he had completed serving two thirds of his sentence.
The board said at the time it would hold another hearing half a year later.
In August, the board left in force a decision from April not to cut the former president’s prison term, despite a recommendation from a rehabilitation committee that an inmate may be freed even without admitting guilt or expressing regret.