A "scholar" at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has published a paper condemning the I.D.F. for failing to engage in the systematic rape of Arab women.
That's right. The I.D.F. is condemned for its moral standards.
As reported by Israel National News:
The abstract of the paper, authored by doctoral candidate Tal Nitzan, notes that the paper shows that "the lack of organized military rape is an alternate way of realizing [particular] political goals."
The next sentence delineates the particular goals that are realized in this manner: "In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can be seen that the lack of military rape merely strengthens the ethnic boundaries and clarifies the inter-ethnic differences - just as organized military rape would have done."
The paper further theorizes that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped by IDF soldiers because the women are de-humanized in the soldiers' eyes.
In fact, the moral code of the I.D.F. has been held up as an example by military forces around the world, including our own West Point. But to a Gramscian, that couldn't be the reason:
Makor Rishon editor Amnon Lord, who first publicized the story, wrote that not only did researcher Nitzan not consider Jewish tradition as an explanation, but neither did she "raise the possibility that her initial assumption - namely, that the situation in Judea and Samaria is just like any other situation of conquest - may be wrong."This benighted "paper" is an example of the Western intellectuals' over-riding and corrosive self-hatred. The West's most dangerous enemies are within our walls, already.