It’s time to intervene against racism in Israeli soccer
The State of Israel cannot allow a situation in which a sport avidly followed by hundreds of thousands of people, among them many youngsters, turns into an untreatable abscess of racism and violence.
At least the author of the article knows where the racism comes from. He writes; “Only in Israeli soccer can a club block Arabs from joining its ranks.” Yes, it is called institutionalized racism and, while Israel needs it to exist, it is banned by UEFA, FIFA, the IOC, and every other sporting body. Why has Israel not been banned from international sport? … and from the same paper:
Palestinian woman arrested for alleged anti-Abbas Facebook post
A 37-year-old university lecturer is being detained over comments found on her Facebook page calling for Abbas’ retirement.
“Palestinian security forces arrested Ismat Abdul-Khaleq after they found writing on her Facebook page accusing Abbas of being a traitor and demanding he resign.” Yes, the truth does hurt, doesn’t it Mr Abbas? However, if your idea of a state is a few Bantustans in the West Bank where you and your kleptomaniac mates can live the good life, a traitor is what you are.
.…. and with a blogger reporting from Gaza, that “there are many accounts of abuses from the security forces of Hamas against journalists and regular citizens that dare to hold a camera, illegal detentions, incarceration, and confiscation of laptops and cameras, and cell phones are common complaints,” …… well, what a mess!