This astounds me. Here is a man offering to spent tons of his own money to give a respite to a town that has been under fire and this politician is upset that his thunder has been stolen. HOW DARE YOU PERETZ ! Tsedaka is a basic responsiblity of all Jews, are you more than G-d that you can ban phlianthropic efforts? What is wrong with trying to comfort people who are under the constant pressure of being bombed every day. I used to have a problem with Peretz because I didn’t think he had the experience to be Defense minister. Now I can’t stand him because he is not human.
Hey Peretz your name start with a P and and with a TZ I guess the only thing missing is U . And U are a Putz you egotistical Bastard !!!
By Hanan Greenberg
Defense Minister Amir Peretz blasted the initiative of business mogul Arcadi Gaydamak, who organized and paid for hundreds of Sderot residents to drive to Eilat far away from the threat of Qassams. Peretz said that Israel will not allow philanthropists and wealthy people to take over the distress of the citizens.
Hundreds of local residents flock to city hall hoping to win place on buses evacuating people to Eilat, for week-long vacations sponsored by business mogul Gaydamak Full Story
Recently the residents of Sderot have protested against the job Peretz is doing to fight the Qassams. This time Peretz chose to criticize the very person who came to help them when all other systems have failed. “We will prepare an organized and coordinated plan in order to make life easy on the citizens so they won’t have to knock on the doors of philanthropists,” he said. “There must not be abandonment or running away. This plan must be conducted in an organized and coordinated manner.” Hundreds of children and parents have already arrived in Eilat in dozens of busses and were put up in hotels, where they will spend the next few days, away from the ongoing rocket fire on their city. Gaydamak himself told Ynet in response to the attack that “Peretz is a minister and his job is mostly to talk. When the parents of students asked me to help their children – as a Jew it was my duty to do something. You can say many things, if it was good or not, but the parents care about their children and that is the most important thing. If the Defense Ministry can do it better than I can, I will be happy for him, but up until this morning many people asked for my help. Peretz can criticize me, maybe I didn’t organize it well, but nobody joined the mission. Nobody did it.”
Gaydamak also remembered the days of the war in Lebanon: “It’s just like what happened then. At that time again the Defense Ministry built a beautiful tent area but it had one problem – it was ready two days after the war was over. They did good things, but if Jews ask for help, it was my duty to help.” Evelyn Benisti, 47, told Ynet about the drive south: “The atmosphere on the bus was good. We had a good time and forgot about the troubles. We don’t know who Gaydamak is, but he did something amazing. If I had money I would have done the same.”