Saturday, January 05, 2008

University Thesis: Israeli Soldiers Don't Rape Arab Women Because They Are Racists!

The Luny Left does not only rule the roost at American universities; they are equally firmly entrenched in Israel's universities. Case in point: Tal Nitzan, a graduate student in anthropoly at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The subject of her thesis--why there are no incidents of Israeli soldiers raping Arab women.

What do you imagine might be Ms. Nitzan's conclusion? Could it be, for example, that the Israeli soldiers are decent people, or under effective command? Might it not be the influence of the Ethical Code of the Israel Defense Forces, and the training that deeply engrains the values of that code in all Israeli soldiers? Could it be the doctrine of "Purity of Arms," found in that Ethical Code? That doctrine states:

The IDF servicemen and women will use their weapons and force only for the purpose of their mission, only to the necessary extent and will maintain their humanity even during combat. IDF soldiers will not use their weapons and force to harm human beings who are not combatants or prisoners of war, and will do all in their power to avoid causing harm to their lives, bodies, dignity and property.

Nah. According to Ms. Nitzan, the real reason why Israeli soldiers do not rape Arab women is that they are racist. That is correct. By refraining from raping the Arab women, the Israeli soldiers are engaging in oppression, humiliation and intolerance, because they are showing that they think the Arab women are so inferior and horrid that they do not feel a compulsion to rape them.

How is that for guilt by reason of innocence? Read more about Ms. Nitzan's thesis, and the shameful attempt by Hebrew University to defend it, in this column by Steven Plaut. I am sure that Ms. Nitzan will soon be touring American universities, sponsored by pro-Palestinian organizations, to teach our college students about the humiliation that the Israeli occupiers inflict on Arab women by not raping them.


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