BLOG: Israel -- A paradise for women?

Tom Jackson
Jul 22, 2010


If you don't follow international news, here's a big story from Israel: An Arab man who pretended to be Jewish to obtain consensual sex with a woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for "rape by deception." Details here.

I wouldn't dare express an opinion in a case rife with touchy issues involving race, sex, deception and criminal law, but I do have a couple of questions:

1. If it's a felony in Israel for men to lie to women, does it follow that Jewish men are the most honorable and honest men on Earth, as a matter of self-protection? Or does this generalization apply only to Jewish men who live within reach of Israel's police force?

2. What about people in Israel who post personal ads on the Internet lying about their height, weight or personal income, or who upload photos of themselves that are 10 years old? Do only Americans do that?

3. If the Ohio General Assembly passes a law that says men can't lie to women, how will we pay for all the new prison cells? 




Captain Gutz

1. The law did not apply to a Jewish man, but a man masquerading as Jewish. Somehow that's the felony.

2. If they are Jewish and portraying themselves as such, I'm sure it is okay to "fudge" your other personal stats. It's a question of whether or not you are one of "Gods Chosen People".

3. Not an issue, Ohio is not a Jewish state.

Too bad US tax dollars pour into the country of Israel at an enormous rate.





 Nice Kitler avatar there Captain Gutz. The guilty verdict was based on the notion that consent was obtained via deception, and absent that deception the woman in question would not have consented to sexual intercourse. The issues of "choseness" or US tax dollars are irrelevant red herrings you introduced into the discussion. I bet that if this story were about, say... fish farming in Israel, you'd find a way to introduce race related issues into your commentary.