Who started the fire? I don't know. There is never any excuse for rape but it must be said, and I say this as a lawyer with many years experience of the criminal bar, that sometimes the woman who is raped was the one who started the fire. Instead of walking away from the heat sometimes men pour flames on it. The Attorney General and the State Prosecutor are both however satisfied that the rape allegations are so weak as to not even stand a reasonable chance of a conviction. This whole episode is taking on the hues of a medieval carnival however. To whose benefit is that? Do those stirring this pot really believe they are doing future rape victims any favours? Do they really think their clearly evident desire to flagellate former President Katsav will bear fruit? My gut feeling is that the tide is slowly turning and that thinking people are seeing that there may be more to this than meets the voyeurs eye.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Shendar: Public misled on Katsav plea bargain