Eilat Gang Rape: Israelis Protest Against Sexual Violence and Call for Change

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After the horrifying news of the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Eilat and the shock and demonstrations in Israel that followed, we felt it was important to cover this difficult story. I asked my colleague Sara Himeles to introduce this topic and write this piece. Here’s Sara:

When I first heard the news that a 16-year-old girl had been gang raped in Eilat, I was horrified. The initial reports of up to 30 men standing in line outside the girl’s hotel room were too depraved to imagine. While this would have upset me no matter where it occ...

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