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Pnina Tamano-Shata, blazing a new path
Nir Cohen
Published: 26.01.13, 21:05
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1. Kudos!
Kudos to you MK Tamano-Shata! Go get'em!
2. בהצלחה !!
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.26.13)
3. Congratulations, MK Tamano-Shata!
Ze'ev ,   Israel   (01.26.13)
There is a milestone and a first for everything and it's about time this one happened- Behat'slacha Rabba to you!
4. I wish you the best, MK Tamano-Shata
Yossef   (01.26.13)
fight for us, all of us please. There is no place for racism and discrimination in the land of Israel. I didn't vote for you but I'm very happy (believe me) that you have a seat at the Knesset. I count on you :-)
5. Pnina, may HaShem bless you and your family
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.26.13)
6. This brave, Israeli woman has 1000x times
A ,   Belgium   (01.26.13)
more right to sit in the Knesset and represent the State of Israel than the traitor Zoabi.
7. It's about time!
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.27.13)
I am very happy for her and for Israel. The Ethiopians in Israel I know are the nicest people and make great citizens. They deserve representation in the Knesset.
8. On the way 2 the LOCAL Obama?
Big Mouth ,   On the face   (01.27.13)
9. The Jewish Spirit
zelig ,   memphis u.s.a.   (01.27.13)
In my lifetime I have seen the Jews as spearleaders of the civil rights movement in the United States.And later,I saw them do the same in South Africa.I am tickled pink to see that in such a short time, the Jewish people have seen fit to make the same advances in Israel. Mazal Tov,Pnina! Israel ,as good a nation as it already is,is destined to get even better with M.K.'s such as Pnina!
10. Platitudes and more platitudes
Jake ,   Rio, Brazil   (01.27.13)
I live in a third-world country and I'm tired of those empty slogans and platitudes being thrown as revolutionary and the press presenting this kind of people as brave and bright. I hear this crap since I was a small child. I don't care if she is Sephardic/Ashkenazi, black or white, Jewish or Muslim. What matters to me is that this woman is clearly not prepared to the job. Funny how most people don't want the Rabinate to interfere with politics (even though it should), but think, like her, that they should meddle in religious problems like she is doing...
11. Mazel Tov!
DavidR ,   USA   (01.27.13)
Kol HaKevod MK Tamano-Shata! Best of luck and blessings to you!
12. Of course there'll be more Ethiopians everywhere:that's what
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.27.13)
Israel is all about. When the young generation aquires all the attributes/knowledge of modern society they will be welcomed everywhere. Stop this fake "rasist society" slogans: nobody can expect people to walk from the desert into US Senat! One day the "Ethiopians" will be reduced to trendy restaurants and few peculiar dishes, just like the "gefilte fish" has!
13. Well done!
Geoff ,   London (UK)   (01.27.13)
Mazeltov, Pnina and the best of luck to you.
14. Good Luck to her!
American ,   USA   (01.27.13)
Good Luck to her and to all Israelis. Pray you do a good job in leading the Israeli nation. Bless you!
15. Tamano-Shata is the 1st Israeli Ethiopian Woman but...
Jew ,   Jewlandia (Israel)   (01.27.13)
Just to be sure that we are all on the same page...let's do remember that we've had other Israeli-Ethiopians serving in the Israeli Knesset. Here's the list: 1. MK (Labor) Adisu Messele was the first Israeli-Ethiopian to serve in the Knesset his term was from 1996 to 1999 2. MK (Kadima) Shlomo Mula served in the Knesset from 2008 - 2012. Mr. Mula is currently a member of the Hatnuah Party and was on the Hatnuah Party list during the 2013 elections. 3. MK (Shas) Rabbi Mazor Bahyna served a partial term in the 17th Knesset. He was a list member and replaced MK (Shas) Ben-Izri. Rabbi Bahyna was the first Israeli-Ethiopian Orthodox Rabbi to serve in the Knesset. 4. therefore MK (Yesh Atid) Ms. Tamano-Shata is "only" the first Israeli-Ethiopian Woman to serve in the Knesset. A hearty Mazal Tov to our first Israeli-Ethiopian Female MK!
16. "'Racism, discrimination or in other words Shas
Haim ,   TA   (01.27.13)
17. First Ethiopian Woman as MP
Rita ,   Israel   (01.27.13)
Mazal Tov but as #15 said it there she is not the first Ethiopian to serve. I would also like to comment that inspite of the "racism" she says there exits here in Israel, she certainly was given every opportunity to succeed and she did take advantage of the opportunities that are here in Israel that exist for all peoples who live here, if they are motivated to do so. Opportunity is what is offered and if you don't grasp for the ring you won't succeed. Nothing is handed to you. Social justice is another word for socialism which held back Israel's productivity for many years. Nothing should be given to those who don't work or contribute and I thought that is what Yesh Atid was about, and not about giving hand-outs, or making society "so equal" that no one will strive to improve their lives, but will just sit around and do the minimum since the govt will provide. So Ms Shata was given the oppty and she took it and is now part of the varied and colorful fabric that defines Israeli successes
18. Unfortunately, Yesh Atid wants Israel to be
Reuven   (01.27.13)
a non-Jewish state,. And Pnina is wrong on the Arabs. Sooner or later, the disloyal ones, i.e. the majority of them, will have to be transferred out of Israel.
19. One big BRAVO for Israel
Rolf Raess ,   Switzerland   (01.27.13)
This demonstrates the true democratic values and the absolotly integrated jews of all origins.
20. #18 so what is a "Jewish state"
Noa   (01.27.13)
for you? One where there are no women judges, because this is against halakha? One where women sit in the back of busses? A state where there are no female representatives in political parties? Just think a minute what a Jewish state entails, and then you can make comments about Y.L.
21. Bravo Noa #20 !!
Yossef   (01.27.13)
22. non Jewish State
rut ,   karmiel Israel   (01.28.13)
as there are 2 Rabbis and at least one other orthodox person on Yesh Atid's List this is a completely wrong statement....we need people like those on the list to make Israelis respect rel;igion by making it non-coercive.
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