New Tourism Minister. The right person for the job

YNET is a left leaning Israeli newspaper and news site. They published an article in which the author ranted about the choice of Esterina Tartman as Tourism Minister.

The title of the article was Racist minister just what we need. It was sub-titled “Tourism minister who carries firearm, holds racist views fitting for current-day Israel”.

Tartman of all people, who responded decisively to the appointment of Arab Minister Majadele and declared that “we must eradicate the affliction within us”, while stating that the appointment of an Arab minister is akin to “taking an ax to the tree trunk known as Zionism and a Jewish State” – gets to head the national battle for attracting tourists and boosting Israel’s image abroad.

The good news is that most comments applauded her. Here are two examples;

The more I read about her, the more I like her!

As a woman, I am proud that Tartman has been appointed. I had never heard of Tartman until this appointment but everything I hear about her, including her concern for the survival of the Jewish State, is GREAT! I think you folks over at Peace Now are just riled because she looks good, is well educated and knows how to state a case. I say kol hakavod. This is the kind of woman that we need to lead us. So Etkes and the rest of you can EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT!

February 26, 2007 | 3 Comments »

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  1. The author of the article is Yariv Openheimer, radical peaznik and arabs lover, former Chair of “Peace Now”. In summer 2005, before the pogrom of Gush Katif, he called for civil war in Israel to eradicate the religious “right”.

  2. Wonder if she holds racist views like, “I don’t like Arabs who want to kill me.” If so, I must be a racist too. I have no problem with that.

    The people who call her racist are every bit as racist: they hate the Jews.

    (And she’s a knockout!)

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