It is my duty to report several cases of rape, a very serious crime. As it is only truth and science that are being raped, and not Paris Hilton, it is perhaps not as interesting as the title may have suggested to some of you. You have possibly heard of this notorious case, which concerns the rape of facts and science by several people including a Masters degree student, two journalists, and several anthropologists and sociologists. This gang bang was given sensational billing in "Makor Rishon" and Israel National News. I apologize for this lengthy review. Much of the length is due to inclusion of translations and paraphrases of large portions of the Masters thesis in question, so that people who cannot read Hebrew have a more complete and correct impression of its contents. Moreover, in spite of itself, this unprovoked attack on the IDF includes a sterling testament to the ethical standards of our soldiers, an exposition of the IDF Ethical Code and the way it is instilled in our troops. It is such a marvelous bit of Zionist advocacy that I could not resist bringing it to the attention of the general public, that doesn't read Hebrew.
The first journalistic rape was committed, it seems, by Amnon Lord in Makor Rishon. Lord reported that a study by Tal Nizan had claimed that IDF soldiers are like war criminals because they do not rape Palestinians. The headline (translated from Hebrew) was "Rape Refuseniks compared to war criminals.". He forced the virgin facts.
Ami Isseroff on 12.31.07 @ 12:44 AM CST [link]