Esterina Tartman, chairwoman of Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisr
Her remarks should be seen in light of recent analysis by Jonathan Cook indicating that
According to the report in the SMH,
Her remarks coincided with a parliamentary ethics committee deciding not to take action against her for recently criticising the appointment of
It’s rather heartwarming that such a vicious racist has gone to some lengths to discredit herself. It transpires that
Ms Tartman had been awarded more than 2.5 million shekels ($750,000) in state and private compensation for a 1997 traffic accident that she claimed had left her with impaired memory and concentration and unable to work for more than four hours a day. Fourteen months ago she managed to have this award increased on appeal.
Ha'aretz followed this up on Tuesday by reporting that despite her disability Ms Tartman had gone on to win a Knesset seat, chair the state audit committee and her own party caucus, set up an employment agency, act as marketing manager for a chemicals company and serve as director and committee member for an insurance agency.
It also emerged this week that she has wrongfully claimed to have a master's degree from the prestigious
I fear, however, that what’s odd about ‘Tartarina’ is not the nature of her views, but her forthrightness in expressing them in public.
Meanwhile, Ha’aretz reports,
A proposed constitution written by the Isr