From the desk of Michael Santomauro:
As Brigadier General James J. David, USA ret, told me by e-mail:
The same media that love to embarrass Muslim nations for committing ridiculous punishments against its citizens are silent when ridicule is warrant on Israeli punishments. Can you imagine the headlines if this act was committed by Iranian courts? — Or by Syrian courts?– Or by Hamas or Hisbollah?– Or by any other enemy of Israel? It would be a perfect opportunity to embarrass such country or organization and the Associated Press would be on it faster than a duck on a Junebug.
Instead, and because it's a Jewish court with such barbaric and primitive savagery, the press is silent.
Stoning? That's a pretty harsh punishment for an innocent creature. BUT... let's not forget this ruling comes from the same body of neanderthalic thought that is prepared to annihilate an entire section of the population because they are Palestinians. These views are unfortunately widely accepted by much of Israel's ultra orthodox community.
With all of the technological and scientific advances we keep hearing about in Israel, perhaps one day there will be a vaccine to control the spread of these rabid rabbis. We can hope ;)