Friday, May 18, 2012

News the HP Doesn't Cover: PA Calls for Israel's Exclusion from Olympics

Check out this news story:
"Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Thursday called for expelling Israel from all international Olympic unions and committees until it honors international agreements.

Rajoub said that he was personally prepared to lead the anti-Israel campaign, but only if he got help from the Arab countries.

He also voiced strong opposition to any form of normalization with Israel, particularly in the field of sports.

The term normalization does not exist in the Palestinian sports dictionary, Rajoub stressed during a seminar in Ramallah.

He added that sports in the Palestinian territories was "one of the methods of resistance" against Israel."
Isn't this the behavior of a poor, suffering, oppressed people, who have no voice and no hope?

1 comment:

  1. First off, I love that we live in a world where the PA thinks that a successful bid to kick Israel out of the Olympics would lead to peace between the two parties. You stay classy there, Jibral.
    Second, everyone's favorite MB cheerleading red-green journalist Eric Walberg (though he's also known as "the guy who used the pseudonym Simon Jones when he called for the caliphate's restoration while in Uzbekistan and got his ass thrown out of the country") spearheaded a petition drive to ban Israel from London 2012 in the aftermath of Cast Lead. I think it got around 2800 signatures over about two years, many of them from people having fun mocking them (unless Saddam Hussein really did rise from the dead and decided backing this idea was his 1st priority) and at least one British PSC member. So the notion hasn't changed; I just love the idea from BDS and its HP travelers that there was ever that much love between Israel and the IOC. Just play the damn Games.

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