We take a break for a rare political post. (Update: Link now included.)
Update: Israel Satire Laboratory‘s take on it–it’s almost too easy.
The Israeli Sociology Association awarded the report a mark of excellence.
Here’s a quote from the study:
As Israelis/Jews, who view themselves as moral, the soldiers find it difficult to commit military rapes. It seems that (in Bosnia) men identified themselves as Serbians through committing public group rapes of Bosnian women; Jews identify themselves as non-rapists, non-assimilationists, as a nation unique in the embrace of God. Rape and non-rape are two sides of the same coin, and in different situations the use of either can lead to the same results. [emphasis and translation mine]
Nitzan notes that the Israeli army is the only one not to commit mass rapes when it occupies another country.
Somehow I doubt that Nitzan would praise Israeli soldiers if they were in the habit of raping Palestinian women.