“Slut-Shaming” Jewish Israeli Women Supporting Palestine

#War

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If Jewish women publicly profess support for Palestinians, especially after Israel's powerful army killed hundreds of civilians from the Gaza strip, they are “often 'slut-shamed' and persistently targeted by ultra-nationalists with threats of various forms of sexual assault, including gang rape.”

On July 21, Israeli media reported that Dov Lior, Chief Rabbi of the West Bank settlement Kiryat Arba, issued a religious edict on the rules of engagement during wartime, which he sent to the country’s Defense Minister. The edict stated that according to Jewish religious law, it is permissible to bomb innocent Palestinian civilians and “to exterminate the enemy.”

[...] In the last month, Palestinian women have not been the only ones to be threatened with sexual violence from Israel’s public figures. On the same day Kedar gave his odious interview, Rabbi Noam Perel, the global leader of Bnei Akiva, the largest religious Jewish youth group in the world, authored a Facebook post calling for the mass-murder of Palestinians and the taking of their foreskins as trophies. Perel received no censure for his horrific comments.

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