Friday, July 23, 2010

Guy Convicted of Rape for Consensual Sex with Woman of Different Religion

Israeli citizen, Sabbar Kashur goes by the name of Dudu. In Israel, Dudu is often a diminutive or nickname for David. The slimeball is married. Two years ago, he talked an Israeli woman into having sex with him. Both agree it was consensual.

The woman is Jewish. Dudu isn't. She thought he was when they had consensual sex. When she found out he wasn't Jewish, she went to the cops.

Dudu has now been convicted of rape:

The prosecution first claimed that the complainant actively and significantly objected to the events, but in the course of the trial the young woman testified that she had agreed to the action because she had thought that the person in question was a Jew. In light of that the indictment was amended, and the defendant was accused of rape and indecent actions by way of fraud.

Liberal Israeli commentator, Gideon Levy writes:

Sabbar Kashur wanted to be a person, a person like everybody else. But as luck would have it, he was born Palestinian. It happens. His chances of being accepted as a human being in Israel are nil. Married and a father of two, he wanted to work in Jerusalem, his city, and maybe also have an affair or a quickie on the side. That happens too.

He knew that he had no chance with the Jews, so he adopted another name for himself, Dudu.

The Israeli blog Promised Land observed on Tuesday:

The main reason for which the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder notorious Kach party, was kicked out of the Knesset in the 80’s was the set of racist bills he tried to pass in the Israeli parliament. One of the most well known of them was intended to make sexual relations between Arab and Jews a criminal offense. In his verdict verifying the Knesset’s decision not to let Kahana run again for election, Meir Shamgar, the president of the Supreme Court, wrote that Kahane’s actions were reminding “the worst harms that were imposed upon our people.”

These are different times.

Yes, these are different times. Right now, the new Knesset is attempting to pass legislation that could de-Judaize the majority of American Jews. Presumably, should these people declared non-Jews by Israeli rabbinical authority present themselves to young women in Israel, on some visit there, as being authentic Jews, they could suffer the same fate as the sleazy opportunist, Sabar "Dudu" Kashur.

On Levy's point that "
His chances of being accepted as a human being in Israel are nil," so he took on a nickname that made him less of an outsider, there are many examples in the USA of people who wanted to be accepted, changing their names:

Issur Danielovich became Kirk Douglas.
Hedwig Keisler became Hedy Lamarr
Myron Wallechinsky became Mike Wallace
Arthur Rosenberg became Tony Randall
Judith Tuvim became Judy Holliday
Zvi Mosheh (Hirsh) Skikne became Laurence Harvey
Bernard Schwatz became Tony Curtis
Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker became Tina Louise

....and so on.

I admire all of these American Jewish artists. Should I admire them less because they felt compelled for one reason or another to take up a name that made them feel less uncomfortable in an America that was often hostile to Jewish Americans?

The case of Dudu Kashur isn't unique. Consensual casual sex has its pitfalls. HIV is certainly one of them.

I'd sure hate to have to be a sex educator in Israel. Or Wasilla.

I suspect Kashur might win his appeal.


Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. I'm speechless.

Anonymous said...

I'm in agreement that this case is racist in a covert way and think in the end it is paternalistic towards women as well ...
And yes, he's a slimeball... but not a rapist...


Anonymous said...

it has nothing to do with race...just like the honor killings in the Muslim sectors when a woman/girl is raped by a family member or close friend, except the only one dying is the woman. you aren't going to see Munger or the radical femes going after that one though.