Slated to be the next chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces, Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim has made statements against inducting women into the army and permitting rape of non-Jewish women during times of war. The latter was said to have been “taken out of context” and that the intention was “only theoretical.” The correct response would have been to reject the very question as an obscene act and religious desecration. If there is any shred of truth in the good rabbi’s self-defense, it means that there are, in fact, practically zero ethical brakes in Halakhah, and that there should be no place for it in the public realm of a democratic society. More on Israel and Judaism in Israel losing their ethical moorings, you can read about it here (with translations and follow ups) The original responsum is here in Hebrew.
The relative sections are translated into English here:
“One of the important and crucial values in war is maintaining the fighting preparedness of the army … and the needs and emotions of the individual are pushed aside for the success of the nation at war”
“Just as in war, the fence of risk-taking is breached on behalf of others, so are the fences of modesty and kashrut breached… Although fraternizing with a non-Jewess is a very bad thing, it is allowable in war out of consideration for the difficulties of the fighters.”
“Because the success of the collective is what mostly concerns us in war, the Torah allows the individual to satisfy his lust in the permitted conditions for the sake of the general success.”