The comments attributed in this article to Tartman are indefensible, bigoted nonsense. Her reference to the "affliction within ourselves", however, does not refer to the Arab community as some posters have mischievously suggested, but rather to what in her view is a defeatist or "appeasing your enemies" mindset. I strongly reject her views and see MK Majadele's appointment as a positive development, as do most Israelis-evidenced by the wide condemnation of her views. Tartman's views can be opposed as they are - they don't need to be distorted as the "threat of annihilation" that some posters have claimed. The S.Murrays et al. are themselves practitioners of the same incitement as Tartman, they use their words in this forum to simply cause pain to others, not to advance understanding of an issue and possess the same inability to see the humanity of the other side.
Chief PA negotiator Erekat: Talks to minimize IDF control in W. Bank's Area A ended (Haaretz)