web analytics
October 30, 2014 / 6 Heshvan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Israeli Judge: ‘Some Women Enjoy Being Raped’

"He didn't understand why everyone became quiet all of a sudden."
Judge Nissim Yeshaya thinks women "enjoy getting raped."

Judge Nissim Yeshaya thinks women "enjoy getting raped."

Six years ago, a 13 year-old Israeli woman was raped by four young Palestinians from the Shu’afat refugee camp. It happened when she was walking home, in a town located near the Hizma checkpoint. The four Arabs were convicted and imprisoned.

On Monday morning, a judicial review panel assembled in the Tel Aviv District Court to discuss at the Young woman’s appeal of a decision of the Defense Ministry not to recognize her rape as an act of terrorism, as she had requested.

In Israel, a Victim of Terrorism is a person injured as a result of a terrorist act committed for nationalistic reasons, in Israel or abroad.

Victims of terrorist attacks are eligible for compensation, pursuant to the Compensation for Victims of Hostilities Act of 1970.

Attorney Roni Aloni-Sadovnik.

Attorney Roni Aloni-Sadovnik.

During the hearing, the young woman’s attorney, Roni Aloni-Sadovnik, a well known feminist lawyer, tried to convince the panel of judges, headed by Retired Tel Aviv District Court Judge Nissim Yeshaya, that there are cases of rape whose circumstances justify recognition as an act of terrorism committed for nationalistic reasons.

Attorney Aloni-Sadovnik later described the scene that ensued to Israel Army Radio: “In the midst of the passionate debate, he (Judge Yeshaya) suddenly said aloud, in earshot of everyone present, ‘There are some girls who enjoy being raped.’”

“The room fell into silence,” the attorney continued her description. “Even the panel members were silent for several minutes. And he didn’t even get what he had just said. He didn’t understand why everyone became quiet all of a sudden.”

The rape victim was very upset and very hurt. Two panel members tried to calm the situation down and minimize the damage of the judge’s statement.

“I have no doubt he did not say these things out of malice or with an evil intent,” Aloni-Sadovnik commented. “The problem is that this is the state of mind, this is the thinking this is the prejudice against victims of sexual assault. We encounter only the tip of the iceberg when judges trip themselves and express to what’s really in their hearts.”

Courts Administration responded that “things were said in the heat of the debate, and that there was no intention to hurt or belittle the plight of rape victims. The Judge apologizes for the things he said. The Court Administration will review the case and the retired judge will be summoned for a clarification in the coming days.”

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

36 Responses to “Israeli Judge: ‘Some Women Enjoy Being Raped’”

  1. It’s hard to believe that a woman gave birth to and raised this neanderthal…

  2. Anonymous says:

    wth? this is our judges? such a disgrace to the whole israeli judicial system.

  3. Jo Torres says:

    Tell him some men enjoy getting tasered in their crotch and would he like to partipate….what an idiot.

  4. **** de Armas says:

    UN JUEZ JUDIO DE ISRAEL.
    DE MALA ENTRAÑA Y MACHISTA.

    EL JUEZ NISSIM YESHAYA, LO DICE POR SU PROPIA EXPERIENCIA Y AL PARECER REPETITIVAS LA VECES QUE EL MISMO LO PROVOCO.
    ES UN PSIQUIATRICO DEGENERADO EL JUEZ ANTES MENCIONADO..

    Esto lo digo yo de este tipo disfrazado de moral y ética.

  5. Myriam Obadia says:

    Disbar him and dismiss him. A man who suffers from a prejudice -be it against either the accusation or the defense- is not qualified to judge under any circumstance. One doesn't have to be a legal expert or a Torah scholar to understand why the principle of impartiality of the judge must me maintained at all cost, to prevent the dereliction of any civilized nation.

  6. Samuel Ramos says:

    This only proves there are stupid people everywhere!

  7. David Brooks says:

    There is no shortage of incidents in which Arab men use rape and sexual harassment as a weapon. I can't believe in this day and age we even have to say it, but rape is an act of violence, not sex.

    "Arab Men Should Sexually Harass Israeli Women" Says Female Muslim Lawyer.

  8. Quick way to end a career.

  9. Armando Loo says:

    Sin dudas este juez Yeshaya tuvo experiencias personales cuando afirma esto tan enfáticamente. O , a lo mejor, sangre palestina corre por sus venas o entrañas.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Only a mentally deranged person can make such a statement.

  11. Gil Gilman says:

    His picture looks as if he is in the throes of a major fight with reality..

  12. Gil Gilman says:

    Really? All that is necessary is that he be one of the biased individuals that te world knows all too well.

  13. Gil Gilman says:

    You should have factual evidence of this before posting.

  14. Gil Gilman says:

    Maybe there is good reason, whether medical, such as senior dementia, or perhaps just to shut him up as an embarrassment. Anyone who believes his antiquated jargon, has no place in any governmental or religious leadership position.

  15. Gil Gilman says:

    Can an already retired judge be disbarred? I agree he should be dismissed from the panel…and censured.

  16. Alan Kardon says:

    Can someone ask this moronic judge were he gets his information? Maybe he should be raped. How can this idiot remain on the court?

  17. Joy Haworth says:

    horrible

  18. Jen Jones says:

    Since there is nothing stating the judge is a leftist liberal, I am assuming that he is.

  19. How did he ever become a Judge? This man is a misogynist and a male chauvinist..bleep!

  20. Charlie Hall says:

    This judge would feel quite at home in certain segments of the Republican party in the US.

  21. Charlie Hall says:

    Actually he is probably a right wing conservative, as this is precisely the kind of nonsense we hear from those circles here in America.

  22. and they called a thirteen year old girl a WOMAN???

  23. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    She's a woman halachically

  24. oh. thx jacob. i will still think of a 13 year old as a child…

  25. Charlie Hall says:

    The idea is that 12 or 13 is the point at which we become personally responsible for keeping God's commandments. In theory, two 13 year olds could marry each other in a Jewish marriage, but I've never heard of that happening. In most of the US you need to be 16 even with parental consent.

  26. Avi Zirler says:

    People like you would quite at home in certain segments of the buffoons.

  27. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    May I suggest he move to DC and become a Democrat. He would fit right in.

  28. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Democrat. Jihadist. No real difference. (Oh darn….this is where Yanover condemns me)

  29. Al Goltzman says:

    No enlightened, empathetic, intelligent, person, whether Jewish or not, Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform, would ever even think that any woman would enjoy being raped. The fact that this statement was made by a Judge in Israel is shameful and should embarrass any fellow Jew to have this person sharing his faith.

  30. David Brooks says:

    A right wing conservative? You mean like the ones advocating the 2nd Amendment to protect women where as Joe Biden recommends… err what was it, shouting or blowing a whistle?

    But don't let the facts stop you. They never do.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Mu'taz Hijazi
Non-Apartheid Alert: Suspected Shooter Worked in Begin Center
Latest News Stories
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat  at the Temple Mount on October 28, 2014.

The “silent” intifada is roaring at the gates, Harriet, and threatening to bash the door in. It’s silent no more. Who is really inciting terrorism?

Tourists gathered after woman hit with rocks thrown by Arabs at Kotel, Oct. 30, 2014.

Female tourist injured when struck by rocks thrown by Arabs at the Kotel.

Jerusalem Arabs are rioting near the home of the killed terrorist in the neighborhood of Abu Tor.

Go4China panel at the conference in Tel Aviv with real estate tycoon, Ronnie Chan, Shenyan Fan, and Eric Zhao Dongliang.

China has acquired $7 billion in Israeli assets in the past three years.

Alleged shooter of Yehuda Glick worked in the Begin Center restaurant.

PM Netanyahu blames PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for terror attack aimed at killing Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick.

Disability rights foundation calls on US to denounce using name of a disability as a derogatory term.

Iran claims to have foiled a sabotage attack on tanks used to transport nuclear “heavy water.”

Sweden’s new prime minister-elect has recognized the so-called ‘state of Palestine,’ albeit illegal, without borders.

The assassin shot Glick in the stomach, neck, chest and arm.

Temple Activist Yehudah Glick at Machon Hamikdash, The Temple Institute, in the Old City of Jerusalem. In the above photo, Yehudah Glick is examining a model of the Temple. If you haven’t visited the new Temple Institute Museum, you should, it’s highly recommended.

Knesset members express fury at assassination attempt by an Islamic Jihad terrorist against Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Wednesday night.

Both the gun and the motorcycle used in the assassination attempt were found in Hijazi’s home.

Well-known Temple Mount activist, Yehuda Glick, was seriously wounded in a shooting in Jerusalem late Wednesday night and is being treated for serious wounds in Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital.

He turned to Yehuda in a thick Arabic accent and said, “Yehuda, I am angry at you,” and then shot him three times point blank.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israeli-judge-some-women-enjoy-being-raped/2013/06/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: