A Facebook post by the Israeli prime minister vehemently accusing two Palestinian young men of the racially-motivated rape of a vulnerable Jewish woman turned into an embarrassing imbroglio when the truth emerged: Not only had no rape ever occurred, exposing the concocted accusations against the men as the real racially-motivated offense. Though his shocking online tirade was generally overlooked by the international media, his outburst also drew an angry backlash from feminist activists, who noted that Netanyahu’s recent admonitions stood in stark contrast to his silence over a long string of sex assaults by top Israeli officials, including several in his inner circle.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.