Today, this item (Hebrew) (English here) caught my eye -- 25 years of imprisonment to a man who repeatedly raped, beat, imprisoned, and threatened a woman. The woman not only suffered wounds and had to undergo surgery, but also needed psychiatric hospitalization, and ultimately died of her wounds, not before testifying against him in court.
Is such a horrific saga really the only extreme that would move the court to apply the maximal sentence the law provides? Hasn't a "plain", first-offence rapist proven he's a danger to society and is unfit for unsupervised human company? Are five years of imprisonment sufficient as long as the victim ultimately lives? Truly, I don't understand the reasoning behind the general attitude of the Israeli court.