Karim commented on many issues about which he may not have given a clear opinion, primarily the rape of women during war. He stated: "Never have I said, written or even thought that IDF soldiers are allowed to rape women during war. In my opinion, it is completely prohibited for soldiers to commit these acts. That was my view and is my view still today."
In his declaration, Karim also discusses his stance on LGBT soldiers. He wrote: "On two points I cannot change my opinion: the first being that the Torah completely prohibits homosexuality; the second being my unequivocal position that all people, including those in the LGBT community, need to be treated with love, support and inclusion. It is forbidden to hurt them in general and within the IDF. The IDF is a national army and the soldiers who serve do so without regard to their identity, sexuality or gender. Everyone should treat and be treated as equals."
With regards to the integration of women into additional combat units, Karim said: "My role in joining the Military Rabbinate is to find a religiously allowed manner to help integrate more women into the IDF. Thus, I have instructed all rabbinical sites that are under my responsibility that it is our duty to provide complete and faithful rabbinical access to every female soldier serving in the IDF who is interested in it. Again and again, I emphasized: every uniformed soldier, male or female, is part of our national army and we are fully responsible for him or her."