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Arab paper presents: Beauties for Knesset
Roi Kais
Published: 04.12.12, 17:06
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1. I do love Tzipi Hotovely...
Jeff ,   USA   (12.04.12)
2. how to solve all of Israel's public relations problems
E. G. Marsch ,   Nahariya, Israel   (12.04.12)
Make Tzipi Hotovely foreign minister and put her on TV a lot. I guarantee, the world will like the Jews.
3. Ayeley Shaked
Dan ,   Jerusalem   (12.04.12)
Where is Ayelet Shaked of Bayit HaYehudi?
4. No. 2
NYC Girl   (12.04.12)
Actually, it wouldn't be surprising. In fact, it works with men too, because we once had a mayor in NYC who was really good-looking and a lot of women admitted to voting for him mostly for that reason. So, if that's the case in Israel, I guess Yair Lapid will be the next Prime Minister.
5. Did the Saudi paper mention we let them drive too?
6. Forbidden Fruit?
Adam ,   Herndon VA, USA   (12.04.12)
... Perhaps Israeli Jewish women are a tantalizingly attractive "other" in some Saudi imaginations? Or is it the lesson of the Forbidden Fruit in the Garden of Eden?...i.e., We want what we can't have?...
7. #2 may have a point
TC   (12.04.12)
As stupid as it looks, it might work.
8. No Anastasia Michaeli? :P
9. Hypocrites All
Ellen ,   Israel/NYC   (12.04.12)
The Saudi's treat their women like dirt--their point of this article is.... AND if Israel ever commented on the beauty of the Israeli politicians the feminist and lefty groups would be screaming sexist. I guess when a Muslim nation does it--it is okay!
10. Well, it's nice to see some good press for a change
Larisa ,   New Zealand   (12.04.12)
Not often you see nice things said in Al-Arabiya, even if it is rather sexist and pointless, at least it's kinda nice! It'll certainly be interesting to readers in Saudi Arabia, where women don't have the vote yet
11. #4: Which good looking NYC Mayor were you referring to?
Jake B. ,   Cleveland, OH   (12.04.12)
A. David Dinkins B. Ed Koch C. Abe Beam D. Rudy Giuliani E. None of the above (Obviously, it's John Lindsay - according to Historian Fred Siegel, who called Lindsay "the worst New York City mayor of the 20th century")
12. Who's pictures were't shown?
michael redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (12.05.12)
Coincidentally, no pictures of either Livni or Yachimovich were shown. And I wonder why ;-)
13. Zoabi Didn't Make the List ...
Steve ,   Atlanta USA   (12.04.12)
14. Really?
Sean ,   Phoenix USA   (12.05.12)
The Saudis are probably just impressed by women who are not in burquas. Hotovely is okay I guess. Mabye 7/10. She looks like she stays fit. Livni was probably attractive in her 20s. Now I just want to hit her a truck. As for the Labor ladies, I'll pass. I don't like women who want to take my wallet while I'm asleep and spend it on "social justice".
15. Ooooooh yes!
Cisco ,   France   (12.04.12)
So funny to see Saudis to be interested about Israeli women in politics. But what about Saudis women? I really do love Tzipi Hotovely. Hope she will get a strong position in the next Netanyahu's cabinet :-) (Sorry, I am afraid to have a crush on her...)
16.  Not fair.Where is Orly Levy?
nelly ,   israel   (12.04.12)
No mention of Orly Levy and Anastasia Michaeli - the prettiest of all, both were professional model, one was a beauty queen.Not fair to discriminate those two.
17. To # 1 So marry her and take her
Stan ,   Israel   (12.04.12)
back to USA.
18. To # 2 Is that so ?
Stan ,   Israel   (12.04.12)
The moment she opens her mouth they will hate us more.
19. Stupid sexist nonsense who cares what they look like?
SA ,   US   (12.05.12)
The most effective stateswomen look like Maggie Thatcher, Hilary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren; but hey--if it gets men to vote to put more women in politics---I'm all for it!
Ronnie ,   Australia   (12.05.12)
As long as the brains are as big, or bigger than the breasts then it does not matter what the woman looks like. Saudi men still murder their daughters for smiling at boys. Give us all a break on the good looking Israeli women in politics. They are in it politics because they are equal to men. I am a bloke, ex army an no lefty nut job. Women are normal, equal and as smart as men.. And I am not scared of them.
21. to #6 Adam in Virginia
Bluegrass Picker ,   Afula   (12.05.12)
you are the only talkback'er who touches upon the psychological reality that the Gulf Arabs have this secret love-hate thing for Israel. They are well aware that the Palestinians have a history of always making the wrong decision. They don't admire folks who snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
22. They forgot the Knesset's hottest bachelorette, Hanin Zoabi.
Tahl   (12.05.12)
23. Surge?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.05.12)
Oh, hell no. Jewish women have always been beautiful. Recognized in the Bible and through literature throughout the ages. Perhaps the Arabs are just too accustomed to looking at women with mustaches and moles. No wonder they veil themselves.
24. Hotelovy, no, hot and lovely, yeah!
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (12.05.12)
Let's face it men, this election contest is between Hotenlovely and Michaeli. Shelly is a was, Livni is still a nothing. But at least a beauty contest for the Kenesset, sounds great.
25. Objective journalism with a cosmetic twist. Nice, positive!
Michael ,   California, USA   (12.05.12)
Let's give Saudi Arabian journalist thanks for being positive (although I wish I could read the original article.) It seems they value good looks and abstain from criticize intelligence, which is a milestone. Let's see if there will be a positive article about Saudi Arabian politics in Israeli press. Better than diplomacy through playing ping pong, maybe not?
26. beautiful liabilities
zionist forever   (12.05.12)
Mad Marxist Micheli who flashes her bra on tv and thinks double beds were created by the church to oppress women. Socialist stav who thinks being an MK is going to be a never ending social justice protest. Socialist Shelly who is a disaster waiting to happen. Lapids lover Livni - they are a match made in heaven. Both have huge egos, both care only about themselves not the country and both formed their own parties to try take a fast track to the top so no need to worry about years serving the country before they get there. Radical right or radical for the Saudis even the bride of Frankenstein is beautiful because all their women dress like ninjas and if your lucky she won't be wearing her sunglasses and you might get to see her eyes. Somebody should warn them though to stay away from mad micheli who is obsessed with women's rights and would probably be more dangerous to Saudi men than a nuclear bomb.
27. stupid Saudis !
Salma ,   State of Palestine   (12.05.12)
28. Congratulations for the ladies !
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (12.05.12)
In hungarian neo nazi websites a lot of caricatures are about ugly jewish men, but never about women. Some progress in the fight against antisemitism.
29. Really Sean?
Itsik ,   London   (12.05.12)
So you don't like women taking your wallet while you sleep to spend it on social justice? I guess you prefer them spending on them selves like all gold diggers?
30. you forgot Golda Meir!
Itsik ,   London   (12.05.12)
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