Damn that IDF. What a bunch of Racists! Hebrew University has proven it. They have awarded a the Teacher’s Committee prize to a paper authored by doctoral candidate Tal Nitzan, which says that the Israelis do not rape Palestinian women because they consider them less than human. I guess Muslim fighters show respect to their enemy’s females. Look at Darfur, look at the Fatah/Hamas civil war, rapes, gang rapes—That’s Respect !
Excuse me, but WTF? Are they freeking kidding? This has to be the most idiotic anti-Israel propaganda EVER. Maybe, just maybe Israeli soldiers are taught that war sucks but it must not take away your humanity. Who knows, maybe the soldiers READ that Tanach they are given at their induction ceremony, they get the bible and the gun at the same time and are told never fire the gun without remembering whats in the Tanach—but no that has NOTHING TO DO with why there aren’t mass IDF rapes, its because they are racists.
Tal and the professors that gave the award, should have their next meeting in one of those rooms with padded walls. Oh if you want to call Tal and let her know what you think (Be respectful)her numbers, according to the Israel Society of Neuroscience, are Phone: 072-2122571, Mobile: 0524-700101 — Her E-mail is [email protected] let her know what you think of her research (respectfully)
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by Hillel Fendel(IsraelNN.com) A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers’ committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to serve a political purpose.The abstract of the paper, authored by doctoral candidate Tal Nitzan, notes that the paper shows that “the lack of organized military rape is an alternate way of realizing [particular] political goals.” The next sentence delineates the particular goals that are realized in this manner: “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.”The paper further theorizes that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped by IDF soldiers because the women are de-humanized in the soldiers’ eyes.The paper was published by the Hebrew University’s Shaine Center, based on the recommendation of a Hebrew University professors’ committee headed by Dr. Zali Gurevitch. “I do not have the entire text in front of me,” Gurevitch said, when contacted by Arutz-7, “and I don’t think we can jump to conclusions based on partial sentences, but I can say the following: This was a very serious paper that asked two important questions: Is the relative lack of IDF rapes a noteworthy phenomenon, and if so, why is it that there are so few IDF rapes when in similar situations around the world, rape is much more common?”Observers and Academia
Arutz-7: “Can’t it just be that Israeli soldiers come from a culture that very much condemns rape? And why not mention the much-touted ‘purity of arms,’ i.e., the high moral conduct, of the Israeli Army?”Gurevitch said that observers do not have the right to demand a particular explanation to a given phenomenon. He said that the researcher had done a serious job, based on interviews with 25 soldiers and other accounts, and that the right-wing should not jump to the conclusion that this was simply another “secular, left-wing” generality.Makor Rishon editor Amnon Lord, who first publicized the story, wrote that not only did researcher Nitzan not consider Jewish tradition as an explanation, but neither did she “raise the possibility that her initial assumption – namely, that the situation in Judea and Samaria is just like any other situation of conquest – may be wrong.”Demographic Fears
Nitzan’s paper did, however, give much space to the explanation that the Israeli soldiers refrained from rape out of demographic considerations. She explained at length how fearful the Jewish population is of the growing Arab population, and how in cases of wartime rape, the baby is generally assumed to be of the mother’s nationality.”It is noteworthy,” Lord concludes, “that Palestinian propaganda around the world frequently accuses Israelis of murder and rape. Such that this situation is unique: An army is found blameworthy of rape, and is also blameworthy of not raping.”