I quite agree with you about the culture and language .
As for the word Arab for a Jew - it is really a semantic matter. You see, when say "Arab" usually people means"Muslim". Even the Muslims themselves.One would say he is an Arab even if he lives in USA, meaning he is a Muslim.
Correctly speaking, Arab is only one who was born in Saudi Arabia. Being Muslim/Jew/Christian or else. All the rest are - Syrians, Jordanians, Israelis etc.
.. I looked up articles I read recently and I'll send you the links of what I have. I don't think that there is rape in the sense of raping women - this seems to be out of question (and I hope so!) - but youngsters and boys who are in their hands... Nothing is (yet) completely clear in the articles I read (you'll see), but what they say is very close to it, and also explain why most things aren't spoken out (in public)...
hey Basil, hehehe summer! we had our annual 2 weeks nice weather in may/june and now is raining mainly, however did see the sun yesterday briefly, made me smile though. what's weather like where you are?