Jews, and Bigger Jews
by David Sims
I SELDOM take up the cause of Jewish or Israeli politicians because most of them are the nastiest scumbags in the world. But, although it is true that Moshe Katsav was convicted of rape, he probably was convicted unjustly.
When (2010-2011) former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was accused, tried, convicted, and imprisoned for rape in Israel, the biggest reason for his hounding and punishment wasn’t about whether he was guilty. It was the result of the fact that he, a relatively low-on-the-totem-pole Iranian Jew, had dared to engage socially much higher-ranking Ashkenazi Jews in a public controversy.
In the beginning of that controversy, a female Jewish bureaucrat in Katsav’s administration began blackmailing Katsav, to gain benefits that Katsav did not believe she deserved. Unless Katsav gave the woman those benefits, she threatened that she would denounce him for “sexual harassment” and ruin his career with the ensuing scandal.
Showing some guts, Katsav reported the woman to the Israeli Attorney General, Menahem Mazuz. But Mazuz is Ashkenazi, and so was the female accuser. Mazuz turned the tables on Katsav, somehow finding reasons to support the woman who Katsav was reporting for blackmail.
The initial charge of “sexual harassment” was embellished into rape. The elevation of a lesser charge into a much greater one is an intimidation tactic familiar to Americans, as prosecutors do this to US citizens all the time. Offered a plea bargain, Katsav refused, hoping to prove his innocence in court.
Instead, he was convicted and sentenced to prison.
Even when you are a Jew, you must carefully weigh your status, lest you learn too late that you aren’t as big a Jew (or as much of a Jew) as the person you had annoyed.
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