Monday, 20 January 2014
Rabbi Moti Elon was convicted of sexual misconduct towards a student and received a sentence of 6 months community order, 3 years probation and a requirement he pay the victim NIS 10 000. Following in the steps of the Catholic Church hierarchy in providing unconditional support to convicted offenders, a prominent religious Zionist Rabbi Chaim Druckman invited Rabbi Elon to deliver weekly Torah lessons at a yeshiva.
Friday, 10 January 2014
Amina Filali was raped and beaten at the age of 16 years. When her family complained to officials the rapist was offered an option that exists under Moroccan Law of marrying Amina. Amina's family agreed to this proposal. Amina killed herself rather than live a life of constant rape. We need to all protest against this sort of legalised violence against women. Article 475 in Morroco's penal code allows a rapist to avoid prosecution and a long prison sentence by marrying his victim if she is under age.
Friday, 3 January 2014
There is something completely unbelievable about Italy's highest court overturning the conviction of a 60 year old man who had sex with an 11 year old girl with whom he had a professional relationship. The grounds were apparently the lack of physical force and the girl's feeling of love towards her 60 year old social worker. It appears that the court has never heard of grooming or of children's infatuation with people who show them attention especially if they are from a family where they have been neglected.