Israel anti-rape activists report the sad, frustrating, angering news that Yoav Even, accused rapist of P., has been reinstated as health reporter for Channel 2. It’s a huge shondeh. Can you imagine the local health reporter of your TV station being charged with rape and put back on the air as if nothing had happened? It’s the triumph of impunity, the triumph of sexual violence. The trampling of the body and soul of Israeli women by accused rapists and their judicial and prosecutorial accomplices. And no Israeli still can say publicly what crime he was accused of because of an apparently permanent gag order. One wonders whether perhaps it might be lifted sometime after his demise.
For those who can bear to look at him, here’s his first reporting for Channel 2 since he sodomized poor P. and left her bleeding. It would’ve been much more appropriate, I think, to have his first story deal with the wholesale importation and use of date rape drugs in Israel, since he appears to be quite familiar with the subject.
He is not the only one of course. Haaretz and Yediot employ the Israeli poet, political commentator and accused serial rapist Yitzhak Laor, as if he’d done nothing untoward either. Moshe Katsav was only convicted because feminists raised holy hell and because the idiot refused a plea bargain that offered him a sweetheart deal.
If you are Israeli, please go to the Channel 2 website and write to the editor and the ombundsman protesting this atrocity.