File this one under "Israel's demise from within."
In an article published by Arutz Sheva, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem awarded a prize to a graduate student for an essay in which the she claims that Israel is abusing and oppressing Palestinians.
While that isn't surprising, considering that Hebrew U. is left-wing, liberal and anti-Zionist, what IS shocking is the reason touted by the paper:
The proof is that Israel's military is not raping Arab women.
That's right. This so-called "researcher" deduced that since the IDF has refrained from sexually assaulting the women of the enemy, they must be racists.
The research paper, written by a graduate student named Tal Nitzan, 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 author suggests that Arab women are not raped by the military because of a feeling of ethnic superiority. Unlike in many other wars and conflicts where subjugation is - I suppose - the norm, Nitzan can only assume that there isn't any of the normal "spoils" of war because the Arabs are racially inferior, and therefore undesirable.
It pains me to no end that someone who lives in the land of our forefathers, a place of great holiness and a country that - time after time - has done everything it can (often at a major loss of Jewish life) to avoid innocent casualties on both sides of the war, would be so shallow and have such twisted logic.
It apparently never occurred to her that the Israeli military believes in answering to a higher authority than savages. Clearly - and I fault not only her parents, but the entire education system in Israel who no longer teach of common sense, but of moral equivalency between those who worship life and those who worship death - she has not learned of the term "Torah values."
I fear for her children and also all the others whose lives are being led to slaughter by the left-wing, defeatist attitudes of Israeli academia. To even consider this thesis as anything short of an insane rant by a truly deranged mind is problematic of the entire academic field.
Unfortunately, in the world of academia - both in Israel and in America - it's become all to often the norm. The saying goes, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Unfortunately, too many minds are being sacrificed at the alter of liberalism.