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Maccabi Tel Aviv Victory Sparks Torrent of Anti-Semitic Abuse 17,500 anti-Semitic tweets in one day
Arutz Sheva ^ | May 21, 2004 | AFP

Posted on 05/20/2014 10:44:00 PM PDT by idov

Twitter users in Spain posted 17,500 messages of anti-Semitic abuse after Israeli basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Real Madrid on Sunday to win the Euroleague Championship, Jewish associations said Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: antisemitism; basketball; israel; spain
Maccabi Tel Aviv is a perennial contender for the European basketball championship. But this year the team was so-so with no outstanding players and limped into the final eight playoffs, pulled an upset and got into the Final Four.

They drew CSKA Moscow in the semi-final, trailed the entire game by up to 15 points in the third period, but somehow pulled within one with 13 seconds to go. The Russians came down court, one passed to another who dropped the ball. Tyrese Rice, an American out of Boston College, the backup point guard, scooped it up, finished, and Maccabi won by one point.

Next up was Real Madrid led by a first-round draft choice of the Chicago Bulls at centre, the Euroleague MVP, and a young four-year NBA vet who was on the all-rookie team there his first year. Maccabi was led by a guy who was signed to be third string centre but played most of the games after the the team lost its main centre to injury in mid-season, with the second guy known as Baby Shack only playing limited minutes beccause he always fouls out early. All the rest were no-name journeymen. Playing great defence they stuck with Real Madrid and the game ended in a tie. At that point Rice went nuts and scored 14 points out of his 26, most of the rest coming in the fourth quarter, and Maccabi won the championship in a breeze, its six all-time Rice was named tournament MVP.

How did they react in Spain to the loss to the Israelis? -- 17,500 anti-Semitic Twitter posts. Just goes to show the Spaniards are no different today from their ancestors who expelled the Jews in 1492.

1 posted on 05/20/2014 10:44:00 PM PDT by idov
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To: idov

I like Spain, I have been there, but they definitely have “issues.” They also make racist taunts at black players.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 10:52:26 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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"How did they react in Spain to the loss to the Israelis? -- 17,500 anti-Semitic Twitter posts. Just goes to show the Spaniards are no different today from their ancestors who expelled the Jews in 1492."

17,500 tweets, out of a population of 47 million. That "just goes to show" that all "the Spaniards" guilty of antisemitism?

Anyway, the gist of the article is that a Jewish group has filed a legal complaint over the tweets.

3 posted on 05/20/2014 11:02:27 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: idov

Thought Police monitoring Twitter?


4 posted on 05/20/2014 11:08:39 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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"Just goes to show the Spaniards are no different today from their ancestors who expelled the Jews in 1492."

They and their closest cultural neighbors. And they're just as adept and busy with disseminating propaganda (including denials and diversions) around the world as they were over the past couple thousand years. Their cousins can be found up through parts of the Balkans, into Russia, and some in the West.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 11:28:33 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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Spain is indeed very Anti-Semitic.

But they love Muslims for some bizarre reason.

Here is their first family with a visit from the wookie first family. The picture says it all.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 11:51:59 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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Islam controlled (conquered and ruled 711-1492) much of Spain and much of modern Spain’s culture and history is rooted in Islamic culture.
They hated the Muslims and then hated the Jews so nothing new here folks. Islam is retaking Spain all over again but by populating the country with Muslims and then making demands on the Christian (soon to be) minority.

The important thing is that the very tiny Jewish State defeated them on the court. Israel just got a modest payback for the Inquisition and expulsion of Jews from Spain.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 12:21:27 AM PDT by Netz
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Eee-gads!


8 posted on 05/21/2014 3:05:05 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant; JoeProBono


9 posted on 05/21/2014 4:40:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Why does the Addams Family come to mind when I see thing pic?


10 posted on 05/21/2014 4:55:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: a fool in paradise

BOOKMARK


11 posted on 05/21/2014 5:22:17 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: familyop

Franco saved 200,000 Jews during WWII.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 5:23:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

Laughed out loud at that!!! So true!!


13 posted on 05/21/2014 5:53:27 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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