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  • Land Day, Women’s Activism, and a March for Peace: Updates from Israel Social TV

    By Jeremy Elster

    April 9, 2014 | 5:35 am

    This week in the Social Order:

    + Land Day Commemoration in Jaffa - Statistics on the ongoing Israeli actions to confiscate Palestinian assets since 1967.

    + Israeli Historian and social activist Professor Ilan Pappe gave a lecture about the "One Democratic State" solution.

    +...

  • Miss World encourages rape survivors to speak out

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    In 1998, when Linor Abargil, the reigning Miss Israel, was crowned Miss World in the oldest of all international beauty pageants, she shed tears — perhaps of joy, maybe of anger, possibly a mixture of both.

    Seven weeks before her coronation, the 18-year-old beauty had been...

  • Katsav again appeals rape conviction to Israeli Supreme Court

    October 14, 2013 | 9:35 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed again to Israel’s Supreme Court for a retrial on his convictions of rape, sexual assault and harassment.

    His new defense team filed the appeal on Monday, claiming there was a “distortion of judgment” in the original ruling.

    A...

  • Melissa Gorga of RHONJ – a Book Review

    By Ilana Angel

    September 26, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Like most Housewives of Everywhere, Melissa Gorga is milking her 15 minutes to make as much money as she can before pop culture kicks her to the curb and forgets about her.  From her “singing” career, to her new book, this woman is doing her thing. She is doing it badly, but still,...

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  • Words With Friends, Twitter & Fear of the Internet

    By Ilana Angel

    September 26, 2013 | 2:08 pm

    I love Words With Friends and I play everyday.  I have multiple games going, currently 19, and my highest scoring word is “WANKERS” for 102 points.  I know some of the people I play with because they are my friends or family.  I also play with a lot of my followers on Facebook and...

  • Israeli judge resigns after rape comments

    June 5, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    An Israeli judge resigned from a government appeals board on Wednesday after public uproar over reports he had told a courtroom that some girls "enjoy rape."

    Nissim Yeshaya headed a three-member panel hearing a young Israeli woman's appeal for recognition as a victim of a...

  • Judge loses Netanyahu support for Likud post after rape comment

    June 5, 2013 | 10:31 am

    A judge in the running for the presidency of the Likud Party’s court has lost the support of the prime minister after saying at a court hearing that “some girls like to be raped.”

    Judge Emeritus Nissim Yeshaya made the statement on Monday during a hearing in Tel Aviv District...

  • What is Rape and Who is Jane Doe?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2013 | 9:20 am

    I have had a rough couple of weeks.  I have been struggling to find my way and it has left me exhausted.  I am worried and afraid about things that I have no control over.  I’m not sure if it is my approaching birthday, the fact that my son has his own car and is out and about on...

  • You are a felon

    March 22, 2013 | 11:38 am

    “You are a felon.”  Those were the words texted by one high school kid to another after the boy bragged via text about raping an unconscious 16 year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio.  The phrase was echoed again on Sunday when the verdict was handed down – guilty.  “You are a...

  • Egyptian women struggle to fight sexual harassment

    February 28, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Despite its calls for democracy, freedom of speech and revolution against traditional Egyptian society, the current anti-government demonstrations have witnessed one negative phenomenon – an increase in harassment of women.

    Women have been attacked and in some instances raped in...

  • Rabbi Manis Friedman, who downplayed damage caused by sexual abuse, apologizes [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 31, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    Rabbi Manis Friedman, a prominent rabbi from the Hasidic Chabad Lubavitch movement who appeared in a video recently posted on YouTube minimizing the harm caused by sexual molestation, has apologized for what he called his “completely inappropriate use of language.”

    “I have always...

  • Katsav requests presidential pardon on rape conviction

    October 15, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav requested a presidential pardon to appeal his rape conviction.

    Katsav’s wife, Gila, filed the request with the Justice Ministry on Oct. 15. It will be forwarded to President Shimon Peres.

    Katsav, 65, is serving a seven-year jail sentence...

  • Romney/Ryan and the lullaby of lying

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 27, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    It shouldn’t have taken Todd Akin’s crackpot contraception comment to alert us that Paul Ryan thinks rape is just another “method of conception.” 

    If the news media hadn’t grown blasé about the Republican war on women, plenty of pre-Akin Americans would have already known that...

  • Lying for the cause

    By Dennis Prager

    August 22, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    There are many admirable values. The list includes, of course, goodness, integrity and compassion.

    But there is one value without which civilization cannot survive, and without which evil is inevitable: truth.

    I cannot think of a 20th-century evil not predicated on lies. It was...

  • Day school security guard to face rape charges

    May 21, 2012 | 10:12 am

    An Orthodox Jewish man who worked as a security guard at a Jewish boys’ school in Melbourne, Australia was committed to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing children.

    In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court Monday, magistrate Luisa Bazzani ordered David Cyprys to face 40 charges...

  • Katsav denied new hearing in rape conviction sentence

    May 14, 2012 | 10:17 am

    An Israeli Supreme Court justice denied a new hearing for former President Moshe Katsav to request a reduction in his seven-year prison sentence for a rape conviction.

    Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut on Sunday denied the motion for a new hearing, meaning that the only possibility...

  • 'Ask Her When She's Sober'

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 26, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Until Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child were murdered by Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean and buried in his backyard, her congressman, Mike Turner, had a record like any other garden-variety Republican warrior on women. With his 100 percent perfect opposition to...

  • Did Online Dating Just Get Safer?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 21, 2012 | 10:52 pm

    Online dating kings Match.com, eharmony.com and Spark Network, which owns and operates JDate, have agreed to start screening for sex offenders, in addition to other “safety precautions”, in order to help their clients. Their goal is to help their consumers guard against sexual...

  • French rabbi questioned in rape of minor females

    January 19, 2012 | 10:43 am

    A founder of the French Liberal Jewish movement was questioned on suspicion that he raped several female minors.

    French media reported Tuesday that Rabbi Daniel Farhi, 70, was questioned the same day at a police station in Paris. He has denied the accusations.

    The Liberal movement is associated with Reform Judaism.

    Farhi is known for his outreach to the French Muslim community.

  • Kobe Bryant: The Player vs. The Player

    By Ilana Angel

    December 19, 2011 | 9:01 am

    I remember when Bryant came to play for the Lakers.  The city was excited and even someone like me, who is missing the sports gene, was looking forward to seeing this kid play.  He was the future of the game and we were thrilled he was in Los Angeles.  We all felt proud of him.

    He...

  • Jews reeling in wake of Penn State scandal

    November 16, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Rabbi David Ostrich, who leads the lone congregation in State College, Pa., couldn’t bring himself to sermonize last Shabbat on the scandal that’s on everyone’s mind.

    For one thing, it’s all too raw and too much remains unknown, said the religious leader of Congregation...

  • Katsav says he’s a ‘wreck,’ proclaims innocence

    November 16, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav told an Israeli newspaper that he is a “wreck” but will not commit suicide.

    Days after his rape conviction was upheld by the Israeli Supreme Court, Katsav said in interview with Yediot Achronot published Wednesday, “I promise my family that I...

  • Penn State: Where Football Trumps Rape - UPDATED

    By Ilana Angel

    November 11, 2011 | 12:39 am

    If my son were to win a full scholarship to Penn State, I would not want him to go.  I am so disgusted by what is happening there, that in reading all of the news stories, I find it hard to breathe.  How is it possible that a man was raping children, people knew, and yet nobody...

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a Pig & a Pervert, Not a Rapist

    By Ilana Angel

    August 24, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Mr. Strauss-Kahn became a free man yesterday when all sexual assault charges against him were dropped.  We will never know what really happened, but as I said from the beginning, I don’t think he raped anyone. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a pig and a pervert to be sure, but he is not...

  • Did Bristol Palin Get Pregnant by “Rapist”  Levi Johnston?

    By Ilana Angel

    June 28, 2011 | 2:01 am

    Bristol Palin is a sweet girl who is loving the spotlight and sucking every last opportunity out of it. Her new memoir, “Not Afraid of Life”, is a book I am never going to read.  That said, based on what I heard about her book, she should be ashamed of herself for saying things...

  • Holocaust women’s rape reports break decades of taboo

    June 3, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict zones around the world is a subject of continual research and education through witness testimonials,

    podcasts and information presented by the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial...

  • Opinion: Groping in the Dark

    May 24, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    The swirl of news about the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused recently of sexually assaulting a chambermaid in his expensive Sofitel hotel suite, contains another juicy nugget of information. Strauss-Kahn is Jewish....

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns from IMF

    May 19, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund following his arrest and imprisonment on charges of sexual assault.

    In a statement dated Wednesday on the IMF website, the popular left-leaning political figure expected to run for French...

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Is Jewish. So?

    By Rob Eshman

    May 15, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    If you couldn’t tell by the last name, numerous sources will confirm that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is Jewish. 

    “Dominique Strauss-Kahn was born on 25 April 1949 in the wealthy Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine,...

  • Katsav appeals rape conviction

    May 2, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed his conviction on rape and sexual assault charges and requested a delay of his prison sentence.

    Katsav is scheduled to enter prison next week to serve a seven-year sentence.

    His appeal was filed Monday with the Israeli Supreme...

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