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New IDF Chief Rabbi Says Soldiers Can Rape Arab Women During Wartime to Boost Morale

Outgoing chief rabbi, Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz, of the Israeili Defense Forces, who is stepping down after six years in the position is being replaced. And, his successor, Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim’s appointment is being met with backlash — as he is outspoken for allowing soldiers to rape women during wartime.

Karim, who was announced on Monday as the intended new IDF chief rabbi, has provoked controversy with previous misogynistic statements, such as opposing female conscription and implying that rape was permissible in times of war.

According to Ynet News, Karim has been serving as the head of the Rabbinate Department in the Military Rabbinate. He is an alumnus of the Bnei Akiva Nachalim and the Ateret Cohanim yeshivas, and he served previously as a combat paratrooper, eventually commanding their elite reconnaissance unit, before taking a break from the military and eventually returning to its rabbinate.

In 2012, Karim’s controversy started when the Hebrew religious website KIPA, asked him, in the light of certain biblical passages, if IDF soldiers were permitted to commit rape during wartime despite the general understanding that such an act is widely considered repugnant.

His answer enraged many Israelis.

“Although intercourse with a female gentile is very grave, it was permitted during wartime (under the conditions it stipulated) out of consideration for the soldiers’ difficulties,” he wrote. “And since our concern is the success of the collective in the war, the Torah permitted [soldiers] to satisfy the evil urge under the conditions it stipulated for the sake of the collective’s success.”

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In other words, soldiers can rape innocent women during times of war in order to keep their morale up.

The head of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Joint Arab List), said, “Col. Karim’s ruling on permitting raping non-Jewish women is similar to the fatwa of a murderous organization that’s not so far from Israel’s borders. I will contact the attorney general and oppose the appointment, and I call on female and male members of Knesset to join my request.”

The chairperson of Na’amat —Movement of Working Women & Volunteers, Galia Wolloch, said, “Anyone who thinks that rape is okay as a morale-booster for soldiers, so long as it’s of gentile women, cannot lead the army to good moral and spiritual places.”

When he is not advocating for the rape of women, Karim is outspoken about refusing to allow women in the IDF.

Karim wrote in 2002 that it was explicitly forbidden.

“In a situation such as the one during the War of Independence, in which there was a real pikuah nefesh [matter of life or death] of the Jewish people, women also participated in the defense of the nation and country, even though the situation was not so modest,” he wrote. “But in our era, we do not live with a real threat to our survival.

“And because of the liable damage to the modesty of the girl and the nation, the great rabbis and the Chief Rabbinate have ruled that the enlistment of girls to the IDF is entirely forbidden.”

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Karim is also outspoken about women singing at military events. If a woman sings at an event, he claims, men should not have to attend as it is repugnant.

According to the Times of Israel, the IDF on Monday responded to allegations against Karim, saying the colonel “wishes to clarify that his words were only uttered in response to a theoretical hermeneutical question, certainly not to a practical halachic question.

“Rabbi Karim never wrote, said, or even thought that an IDF soldier is permitted to sexually harm a woman during wartime,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit added in a statement.

Except that he did — as evidenced by the above quote.

Meretz party leader Zehava Galon said that Karim is not “suitable to be the rabbinic authority of the army, in which tens of thousands of women serve, and is not suitable to represent Jewish morality in any form.” She also condemned “his frightening, racist, and inflammatory statement” regarding wartime rape.

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid urged Karim to disavow his remarks about women’s enlistment, saying, according to the Times of Israel, that without a public statement to that effect “he cannot be the military chief rabbi.”

“Regarding the reports that he said that beautiful gentile women can be raped during wartime, it appears this is not his opinion,” Lapid continued. “But if he thinks this, not only may he not be the chief military rabbi, he can’t even be a rabbi.”

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.
  • billdeserthills

    This kinda thing gives good jews a bad name

    • Techngro

      Well put.

      Edit: After reading a more balanced report of the situation, I retract my previous comment.
      http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-summons-chief-rabbi-pick-for-clarifications-over-rape-comments/

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    • Charlie Picco

      Are there any ????????????????????????????????

      • billdeserthills

        What are you, some fake nazi trash?

        • Charlie Picco

          No , but those you so highly admire , Yes !

          • billdeserthills

            I don’t know who you think I admire, fake nazi trash, why don’t you tell
            me all about it?

        • James Wherry

          There’s nothing “fake” about tapatio: he IS Naz@ trash!

          He has proclaimed that “HITLER WAS RIGHT” about the Jews and that Jews living in New York SHOULD HAVE BEEN sent to the gas chambers. http://www.mintpressnews.com/islamophobia-industry-spent-206m-building-hatred-us-heres-create-love-instead/217662/

          Tapatio usually lists the Holocaust as either the 78th or 109th example of JUSTIFIED MURDER. (See same thread as above). Ethnic cleansing of Jews from. . .

          “78. 1938-45: Naz! Controlled Areas”

          “Every expulsion of Jews below was preceded by widespread and extreme crime and abuses BY JEWS. The Jews have been expelled from more than 100 countries. Listed below are ONLY the expulsions directly linked to RAMPANT JEWISH CRIME. They had NOTHING to do with “persecution” of Jews.”

          Now, MOST of us do not go around JUSTIFYING the HOLOCAUST and proclaiming that [email protected] were ever right. Tapatio has said that, if he ever wrote this, then he IS a TRAITOR. Which I agree on .

      • tapatio

        Up to a third of Jews are civilized humans. The rest are Zionist criminals or supporters of those criminals.

        • Charlie Picco

          I totally agree with ur statement , Tapatio ………………………..

          • tapatio

            Thank you.

    • tapatio

      Judaism has had a bad name for a few thousand years. They’ve earned that reputation. The third (or less) of Jews that are civilized humans sit silent, for the most part, while their cousins, commit every crime they possibly can.

      If one or two countries had thrown them out, it could be that those countries were “meanies”. BUT, over 100 countries have expelled the Jews over the last 2000 years with stories of the SAME CRIMES that we see the Zionists and their predatory corporate masters committing today.

  • I’d like you to check your sources on this supposed “quote.”

  • Philip La Vere

    “The Collective’? How National Socialist a concept.

  • Reuven Mizraha

    This is bologna. He was discussing a passage from the Bible and never said anything about it being allowed today, quite the contrary.

    • Natural_Texan

      If a passage from the bible is involved.. it is Baloney! .. ( I do appreciate your use of ‘bologna’)

      • Reuven Mizraha

        Thanks. It’s hermenuetics. That’s what religious people do, especially leaders – imams, rabbis, pastors and such.

    • tapatio

      Why do Jews have the delusion that their imbecilic defensive comments (Reuven Mizraha) are, in ANY WAY, credible?

      People read the alternative media because the Jewish owned mainstream media has lost all credibility. It tells us what it wants us to believe – while the criminals that own that MSM continue the crimes they want to commit.

  • Eyal Magen

    It was not he who said that, and also the one who said it didn’t say “arab”, he said “non Jewish” (not that it makes it any better) and it was almost a decade ago.
    This was published in Israeli media without fact checking, which caused a huge embarrassment for the “Internet news sites” publishing it when it turned up to be false.

  • bamboodread

    The Bible, Torah and Quran are the best rape manuals out there

  • Spartacus

    For Israelis soldiers to rape Arabs woman’s during war times and excuse it as boosting the soldiers moral will make them as evil as the Nazis soldiers when Jewish woman’s were raped by Nazis soldiers. Wrong is wrong regardless !!

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    • tapatio

      The IDF was spawned out of Irgun and other Jewish terrorist groups in 1948. The Israeli military has always maintained its terrorist character.

    • James Wherry

      Sorry, but “tapatio” below IS a Naz! and he has admitted as much. He https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86d9efd48f84d367f111a2fd6d5b229073332c90e058e8f9f1d6684cec7c990a.jpg has proclaimed that “HITLER WAS RIGHT” about the Jews and that Jews living in New York SHOULD HAVE BEEN sent to the gas chambers. http://www.mintpressnews.com/islamophobia-industry-spent-206m-building-hatred-us-heres-create-love-instead/217662/

      Tapatio usually lists the Holocaust as either the 78th or 109th example of JUSTIFIED MURDER. (See same thread as above).

      “78. 1938-45: Naz! Controlled Areas”

      “Every expulsion of Jews below was preceded by widespread and extreme crime and abuses BY JEWS. The Jews have been expelled from more than 100 countries. Listed below are ONLY the expulsions directly linked to RAMPANT JEWISH CRIME. They had NOTHING to do with “persecution” of Jews.”

      Now, MOST of us do not go around JUSTIFYING the HOLOCAUST and proclaiming that [email protected] were ever right. Tapatio has said that, if he ever wrote this, then he IS a TRAITOR. Which I agree on .

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  • Razedbywolvs

    Everyone who points it out is a NAZI.

  • Mr_Scorpio

    All fundamentalists suck. Without exception.

  • Paul Wesley Adams

    His quote was “intercourse with a female gentile … is permitted”- nothing about rape, except in the biased blatant misrepresentation of what he is quoted actually saying.
    The statistical facts are that Israelis do NOT rape Palestinian women (although plenty of palestinian rapes of Israelis occur)… and even that is portrayed as racist for Israelis.

    Prize Winning Sociology Thesis at Hebrew U.: Lack of Rape Among Israeli Soldiers Achieves Same Aims as Rape
    “A Hebrew University Sociology department M.A. thesis entitled “Controlled Occupation: The Lack of Military Rape in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict” notes that the relative absence of instances of rape by Israeli soldiers is an alternate method of achieving the same kind of degradation of Palestinian Arabs that would be achieved through a directed policy of raping Arab women.”

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/207208/ex-israeli-soldier-denounced-us-campus-not-raping-daniel-greenfield
    Ex-Israeli Soldier Denounced on US Campus for Not Raping Palestinian Women
    “You IDF soldiers don’t rape Palestinians because Israelis are so racist and disgusted by them that you won’t touch them.”

  • Eva

    Yet another anti-Semitic crap posted on social network. Maybe Goebbels did not die, he just keep fueling the media with anti Jewish crap that they during WWII.

  • verySladEn420

    Zionism is an evil the world must crush.