2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land - Part 2, Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

David K. Shipler
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Part 2, Chapter 10 Summary

Chapter 10, entitled "Sexual Fears and Fantasies," plumbs the depths of Rafi Finkelstein's thesis. There are two dangers in interracial mingling: the "obscenity of intermarriage" and the "risk of rape." Shipler says that a "powerful fear of the alleged sexual prowess of Arab men" is intermixed with all the other stereotypes Jews hold.

Sexual experimentation with Jewish girls is attractive to Muslim males because of tough strictures of their religion against premarital intimacy for Muslim females. Police in Upper Nazareth are unable to provide documentation to Shipler to back up claims of "many" Jewish girls being impregnated by Arabs, but they assure him that, freed from military service, Arab boys do troll for Jewish girls in their cars. An Arab woman shifts the blaming, sniffing, "A loose girl doesn't have to wait for an opportunity to move next door."

Shipler reproduces several Meir Kahane leaflets warning...

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