Tuesday, December 25, 2007

When being anti-Israel becomes absurd

The anti-Israel crowd never shies away from proclaiming its position, and they think of all sorts of reasons as to why they are anti-Israel, as well as examples of supposed Israeli perfidy which justifies their animus. Yesterday, I read an article which reached a new low in terms of justifying anti-Israeli beliefs.

It is a matter of well-settled historical fact that when armies invade other countries, the male soldiers sometimes rape local females. It's a stain on human behaviour, but it is a fact. Well, some genius decided that the only reason Israeli soldiers DON'T rape Arab women is purely for political reasons: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/124674. Translation: If they thought they could get away with it, they probably would.

First of all, Israel has rarely (until recently) given a hoot about international public opinion, so I doubt very much that this would have mattered to the IDF members. Second, is it just me, or is there a particular absurdity in a study such as this one?

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