Yosef Paritzky, a former Infrastructures Minister in the secularist Shinui party, attacked incoming Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) in a particularly vile fashion at week's end.
On Thursday, Paritzky wrote on his Facebook page, after news of the appointment was confirmed: “Well what do you know? This is the first time in Israel that the justice minister can star on the calendars that hang in garages.”
On Friday, Paritzky was interviewed on Radio Darom and instead of apologizing, explained sarcastically that “One has to say a kind word about Shaked, and that is the only kind word I found.”
He then added that Shaked “appears day and night on all sorts of magazines, in various fashion shows. I mean, this is not a person who avoids presenting herself before the camera. It's not like I took someone who had never struck a model's pose to exhibit her beauty, and she is very beautiful – like many of the Reich's women. Oops, sorry, one must not compare.”
Shinui was headed by Yosef "Tommy" Lapid, father of Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid.