The case of Gal Gadot’s roommate who was allegedly raped by IDF soldier, Yaniv Nahoum, has gotten even stranger and possibly more deadly. There is a coterie of pro-Israel trolls who’ve organized to doxx the victim. The chief organizer of the doxx campaign has approached numerous Israeli publications to titillate them with interest in exposing the victim. Several of the journalists responded expressing interest and that’s only what can be seen publicly. No doubt journalists approached him (one has to assume anyone who would doxx a rape victim is a “him”) via DM to explore the story further.
Every journalist approached by this disgusting louse should be put on notice: if you coöperate in any way with the doxxer or the doxxer’s story, whether or not you actually expose the identity of the victim–you are at best being immoral and at worst committing a crime, likely even under extremely permissive Israeli law. The victim has already gone radio silent to avoid the death threats she’s received. Identifying her in any way shape or form would put a bull’s-eye on her back and you would be responsible.
The doxxer has made clear that his campaign is motivated solely by one consideration: pro-Israelism. He sees Gal Gadot as an emblem of Israel and the attempt to tear down Gadot as an attempt to destroy Israel. The minute the victim included criticism of Gadot for her support of Israeli war crimes in Gaza, was the minute her rape claim became a lie to him. It’s a strange pathology only someone specializing in abnormal psychology might understand.
Naturally, I agree with the victim’s criticism of Gadot’s politics. But even if I didn’t, no one gets to attack a rape victim for how she portrays her rape and those who facilitated it in any way. No one gets to impeach her credibility by noting she’s chosen to remain anonymous. No one can understand the sheer terror of both rape itself and dealing with its aftermath.
In this case, the victim links Gadot’s cruelty toward her when she confided in her that she had been raped, with the actress’ cruelty in supporting the murder of 2,300 Gazans (including hundreds of children) during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge. If the victim sees Gadot that way and links those two elements, no one may deny her this right. I feel the same way about Holocaust victims–and George Soros is a perfect example. As a victim of the worst crime in modern history, no one gets the right to attack Soros for the way he survived the World War II (not that there was anything wrong in the way he did survive).
On a related matter, Nahoum has completely taken down the 2,100 photos in his Flickr account. That’s likely because he had one album called “Milano” dating from 2006. I strongly suspect there are pictures in that album which would either confirm his friendship with Gadot during that period, identify his then girlfriend known pseudonymously as “Ayala,” or possibly include other women he either raped or abused. He couldn’t possibly be stupid enough to have uploaded a pic including the victim, though you never know. I sent him a message via his Facebook account asking to include his response to the charges in my post. He didn’t respond.
I am extremely constrained in what I can say here in order to do my best to protect the victim. Normally, I would say more about what I know. But I can’t in this situation. I also warn anyone commenting in this thread that if you choose to be an asshole and reveal information I’ve avoided including here, I will come down on you like a ton of bricks.
@Richard, who wrote”
“. victim links Gadot’s cruelty toward her when she confided in her that she had been raped, with the actress’ cruelty in supporting the murder of 2,300 Gazans (including hundreds of children) during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge. ”
Here is what Gadot said when she ‘shilled’ for the IDF.
““I am sending my love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens,” she wrote. “Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children…We shall overcome!! ”
And where, Richard, does the victim link Gadot to Gaza???
Richard Silverstein says
Here is Gadot’s full tweet:
First, let’s mention the lies in this tweet. Hamas does not hide like cowards behind women & children, though this is the fake proganda that every Israeli schoolchild is sold. Hamas fights like any guerilla army does. It fights in tunnels on streets in buildings. If you or Gadot don’t like it then don’t make war there. Second, the ‘horrific acts’ are overwhelmingly on the Israeli side which has killed many times more Palestinian civilians than Palestinians have killed Israeli civilians. Third, Gal Gadot doesn’t get to decide who rules Gaza unless she wants to conquer Gaza & run it herself. No more does Hamas get to decide who runs Gal’s country. And finally, saying she “loves the IDF” which is in the process of murdering hundreds of Gazan children and women, that’s beyond cruel.
So yeah, the rape victim thinks Gal is cruel now and was even crueler then to her.
Though I have not read these posts I understand that the victim wrote other pieces about Gal which dealt with her comments about Gaza. In the Medium piece she wrote this:
I probably connected what I’d read about criticism of Gadot’s comments about Gaza with the victim’s comments about Gadot’s views of Palestinians. You can be damn sure that an Israeli IDF veteran who’s expressed hatred of Palestinians would also express deep satisfaction with the IDF’s actions in Gaza. If she didn’t support the killing of 2,300 Gazans during Protective Edge I’m sure you’ll offer us proof.
The rapist yaniv nahoums sister merav nahoum listed yaniv nahoum as a sibling on Facebook, if you search in meravs Friends list gal gadot varsano pops up, this is gals private page from 2010 older than her public profile she lists as work in her private profile, gal also tagged her husband jaron varsano in a post on her page her husband also has tagged his own mother in a post own his own page, clearly these are there private pages n gal does have a connection to the rapist yaniv nahoums family. The rapist yaniv nahoum also has YouTube channel with videos of his cat micio he mentions his cat micio on his Facebook in a post. There is also videos of concerts,one of which he was tagged in on his Facebook page.
I wonder if the rapists friend ofir, whom the victim mentions as the one who carried her to the apartment on the night of the rape. Is the same ofir etgar tagged in the rapists, yaniv nahoums ,bachelor party photo album, on his friends page leor perl. Leor perl can be found on yaniv nahoums page under some of his posts having a conversation with yaniv.Leor perl also has yaniv nahoum n ofir etgar on his friends list on facebook.If you search on ofir etgar friends list on Facebook yaniv nahoum also pops up as a friend n leor perl . Ofir etgar is also is friends with yaniv nahoum’s sister merav nahoum aswell when you search ofir’s friends list on Facebook. On ofir etgar’s Facebook page it also states he studied at polytechnic university of milan. The rapist yaniv nahoum has now removed lived in milan off his Facebook profile. There are still screenshots of his old profile with it online.
*correction leor perl is friends with merav nahoum not ofir etgar. Ofir etgar is friends with yaniv nahoum n leor perl on Facebook.