Sunday, December 23, 2007
Not a joke - Hebrew University awards Research Prize to Essay Claiming Jews are Racists for Not Raping Arab Women
But it seems that the latest anti-Israel outrage coming out of the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem is its awarding a prize to a graduate student for
an essay in which the student claims that Israel is abusing and oppressing
Palestinians by not raping their women.
Really. (See http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/124674 )
Had it not been awarded a prize by a panel of the Hebrew University's
distinguished professors, the whole matter could be dismissed as just
another idiotic essay by a moonbat grad student, not something worthy of
any attention being paid to it. But according to news reports, the essay
in question has now been published by the Hebrew University's "Shaine
Center," at the enthusiastic recommendation of a Hebrew University
professors' committee headed by Dr. Zali Gurevitch. The latter is a
leftist anthropologist who taught for several years at Knox College in
Galesburg, Illinois. Don't worry, I never heard of it either. His web
page is here: http://sociology.huji.ac.il/2006/staff/gurevich/
runs the Shaine Center, which awarded the prize. His fellow perps in this
atrocity are listed here:
. I wonder if the Shaine family know what is being done with their
contributions to the university!
The essay indicting Israeli soldiers for not raping Palestinian women was
the product of the crayon of a MA student named Tal Nitzan. Tal is a she.
Her main theme is that the "lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is
designed to serve a political purpose lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian
women is designed to serve a political purpose." The "political purpose"
is that Israel fears the Palestinians demographically and so IDF soldiers
do not rape the women to avoid creating new Palestinians and little
Here is Nitzan at her finest: "In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can
be seen that the lack of military rape merely strengthens the ethnic
boundaries and clarifies the inter-ethnic differences - just as organized
military rape would have done." Israeli racism has resulted in suppressed
Jewish-male sexual desire for Palestinian women, just another
manifestation of Zionist racism. Since the absence of rape of Arab women
by Israeli soldiers has no parallel in any other human army in wartime
anytime in history, the only conclusion must be that Jewish soldiers are
far more racist and intolerant than the others.
Now Nitzan and her guru Gurevitch rule out automatically all other
alternative explanations for why Israeli troops do not rape Arab women.
The possibility that Israeli troops are simply civilized humans is ruled
out as an imponderable. Ditto for the possibility that Jewish ethics
serve to deter such abuse of Arab women.
Instead, Nitzan claims that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped
by IDF soldiers because the women are "de-humanized" in the soldiers'
eyes. I guess that means they are not rape worthy. You know, unlike
Shulamit Aloni, Yael Dayan, and Tamar Gozansky.
How did Nitzan reach these cosmic conclusions? By conducting "interviews"
with 25 soldiers. That is what the Hebrew University has sunk to .
regarding 25 interviews as research comprising a MA thesis. I am willing
to bet a year's salary that not a single one of those soldiers said that
he was foregoing raping Arab women because he was afraid it would spawn
little Palestinian intifada terrorists.
So essentially Nitzan is saying that the proof that Israeli soldiers are
brutal oppressive stormtroopers is in the fact that they do NOT mistreat
and sexually abuse Palestinian women, not even the Palestinian terrorist
women apprehended after trying to murder Jews. And as if this were not
enough, let us note that not a single one of the many radical feminist
mini-organizations that plague Israel had a single moo to utter about this
obviously anti-woman "research" paper inflicted upon the world by the
Hebrew University. According to her own thesis logic, if little Tal
herself were to be raped by Hamas terrorists, I guess this would pretty
much prove that they are egalitarian and progressive seekers of peace and
Makor Rishon, a rightwing Hebrew weekly (www.makorrishon.co.il) broke the
story of this Hebrew University "research" proving that Rape Refusal by
Israeli soldiers serves to prove how racist they are. (Story is here in
Meanwhile, if you would like to let the heads of the University know how
the award of such a prize for such an essay by the Hebrew U will affect
your inclination to send them financial support, then by all means contact
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Family name: Magidor
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
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2. Haaretz "journalist" Amira Hass, Israel's Tokyo Rose, asks where all
the Palestinian suicide bombers are now when they are really needed:
Where are the suicide bombers?
December 2007 | Kibush.co.il
By Amira Hass
Translated from Hebrew by George Malent
In the middle of November a new method of "smuggling" Palestinians into
Israel was exposed: in the northern Jordan Valley, two cars from East
Jerusalem disguised to look "police-like" were used in an attempt to
transport Palestinians without permits through the Bezek crossing. The
same week a private smuggling attempt from the West Bank to Israel came to
light: a woman was transporting someone concealed in her car, and by her
behavior she aroused the suspicions of soldiers at a checkpoint. This was
reported in passing on the radio, as a curiosity. Neither of the two
incidents represented a security danger; they were merely additional
attempts by unemployed people to work in Israel. There are probably
hundreds like them every month, who have not yet been discovered en route
to "infiltration" into Israel in a desperate search for livelihood and
food for their children. It could even be added: while heroically
The discovery of a breach in the "separation wall" immediately sets off
security alarms in Israeli ears. If those routes are known to workers,
then they are probably also known to organizations that espouse suicide
bombing. Can the fact that those routes have not been used lately to send
suicide bombers be attributed only to the activities of Shabak [Israel.s
internal intelligence agency and security police -- trans.], or is it due
in part -- or perhaps mainly -- to the fact that the various organizations
have changed their approach? Or maybe there is something more: there are
organizations and splinters of organizations that are probably looking for
candidates for suicide attacks. But today, unlike in the past, the
atmosphere of support for suicide attacks -- which was motivated mainly by
the desire to avenge the many civilians that the IDF killed immediately
after September 2000 -- is not prevalent.
It is an accepted cliche among some so-called radicals that army attacks
in which Palestinian civilians are harmed -- which are routine occurrences
that pass below the Israeli radar -- always create "the next suicide
bomber.. The truth is that nearly every Palestinian has many reasons to be
fed up with life to the point of suicide and thoughts of revenge, and
those thoughts are not linked only to military attacks. Even without
killing, the Israeli occupation regime kills -- hope, plans,
relationships, ways of life. Living among Palestinians brings daily
examples of the thousands of shades that despair has, just as the regime
of occupation and colonization brings with it thousands of variants of
material and mental abuse. Every moment, people mourn for the lives they
could have had and which they are not experiencing. How explosive is the
daily insult which people experience, under a foreign rule that decides
who will live in their own houses and who will not, who will have access
to their lands and who will not, when the bulldozer will tear up your
grandparents. land in order to attach it to a highway and a green
settlement, who will waste several hours every day at a checkpoint, who
will send their children to university and who will send them to beg, who
will lose their source of livelihood, who will see their family and when,
and who will not. Massive is the insult felt by the many who depend on
charity. Added to all this, of course, is the constant opprobrium of a
disappointing and failed Palestinian leadership and the absence of hope in
its ability to effect change.
The inescapable conclusion is not that every Israeli attack is likely to
create the next suicide bomber. Something is inverted here: how is it that
in spite of everything, more youths have not chosen the path of suicide in
the past? How is it that people are not choosing to commit suicide today?
True, there is another escape: many people, public-opinion polls tell us,
are hoping to leave. But appearances are always bigger than reality.
The attachment people have to their harsh lives is more than just the
instinct for survival or a default option. In it is a constant lesson to
those Israelis who are planning for "transfer" overtly or covertly: the
large majority of Palestinians knows that oppressive regimes come and go,
but they will stay on their land. Consciously.
3. Creative accounting comes to "Peace Now":
Peace Now Suspected of Financial Scam to Mask Backers
13 Tevet 5768, 22 December 07 07:57
by Ezra HaLevi and Gil Ronen
(IsraelNN.com) The Peace Now movement is suspected of setting up a
financial scam to mask the European sources of its funding for its
reconnaissance work against Israeli Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.
The Non Profit Associations Registrar suspects Peace Now of operating a
front organization for improper collection of funds, according to a report
on Channel 2 TV by reporter Amit Segal.
The radical left-wing Peace Now group allegedly used a non-profit
organization (amuta) called Sha'al, which supposedly dealt with
educational matters, to receive and disburse millions of shekels over a
period of many years.
Some of the organization's donors were exposed in the course of the
inquiry. They include the British government, which donated more that
500,000 shekels, Norway (800,000 shekels) and the European Union, which
donated 451,000 shekels earmarked for Peace Now's ongoing "settlement
hunting" activity: the documentation of construction activity by Jews in
Judea and Samaria.
This is not the first time Peace Now has crossed the lines of legality. In
2004, journalist David Bedein revealed and later the Knesset Interior
Committee confirmed that Peace Now had received a budget in the amount of
50,000 Euros from the government of Finland to conduct intelligence
activities in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan, Gaza and
Jerusalem. The Israel Penal Code for Espionage was distributed to Knesset
Interior Committees, with the third clause defining .photography of
sensitive areas of Israel for any foreign power. as an act of espionage,
punishable by ten years imprisonment if convicted.
It is not clear whether Segal's report was the result of a new
investigative web site dedicated to researching and documenting the
The Non Profit Associations Registrar summoned 'Peace Now' to a hearing
and instructed them to reply to the allegations by December 31.
Peace Now Calls on US to Talk to Iran
Americans for Peace Now, the Israeli leftist group.s fundraising arm that
also engages in anti-Israel lobbying in the United States, urged US
President George W. Bush .to open serious, determined and unconditional
diplomacy with Iran,. according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Franklin Fisher and Debra DeLee, Chairman and President respectively of
the group, sent a letter to Bush arguing that it is in the .best interests
of both the US and Israel [to engage in] direct, sustained, and
unconditional US-led diplomacy and engagement with Iran to resolve issues
surrounding Iran.s nuclear program."
.The letter reflects Americans for Peace Now.s longstanding contention
that a U.S. policy toward Iran consisting of sanctions and threats of
force is insufficient and potentially harmful to the interests of both the
United States and Israel,. JTA reported. The letter was sent to all
members of the House and Senate, as well as all the US presidential
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