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Equal Under the Law?

Israeli rape case reveals underlying racism

An Arab Israeli man has been convicted of “rape by deception” and sentenced to 18 months is prison after having consensual sex with a Jewish woman he had lied to.

Sabbar Kashur, a Muslim from East Jerusalem, told the woman that he too was Jewish.

The case has raised questions about institutionalized racism against the Arabs composing 20% of Israel’s population.

Gideon Levy, an Israeli columnist with Haaretz says, "I would like to raise only one question with the judge. What if this guy had been a Jew who pretended to be a Muslim and had sex with a Muslim woman?

"Would he have been convicted of rape? The answer is: of course not."

A 2007 poll found that more than 50 per cent of Israeli Jews thought marrying an Arab was “ equal to national treason

What do you think is going on in Israel?

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concerned

That is a very short report, to which I think there will be more important info. Also, speculation too. It's not right what happened at all. But this report is irresponsible. I thought this magazine wanted to challenge the way we receive info, this is just reported in the same way everything else is.

concerned

That is a very short report, to which I think there will be more important info. Also, speculation too. It's not right what happened at all. But this report is irresponsible. I thought this magazine wanted to challenge the way we receive info, this is just reported in the same way everything else is.

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