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Dutch soccer team heads to Abu Dhabi without Israeli player
Times of Israel ^ | January 6, 2014, 2:43 pm | (JTA and Times of Israel staff)

Posted on 01/07/2014 5:08:11 PM PST by Olog-hai

A Dutch soccer team is facing criticism for playing in Abu Dhabi despite the emirate’s refusal to let in the team’s Israeli defender.

Two Dutch politicians and several media criticized the team, Vitesse of Arnhem, over the weekend for agreeing to play in Abu Dhabi despite the refusal Saturday to let Dan Mori into the country for matches against two German teams.

Geert Wilders, leader of the rightist, pro-Israel Party for Freedom, on Sunday called the team cowardly on his Twitter account. “Vitesse shouldn’t have gone to the United Arab Emirates to protest the refusal to let Mori in. They are now accepting the emirates’ Jew-hate. Cowardly.” …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abudhabi; antisemitism; arnhemvitesse; danmori; europeanunion; geertwilders; holland; israel; netherlands; soccer; uae; unitedarabemirates; vitesse; vitessearnhem

1 posted on 01/07/2014 5:08:11 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

A Rosa Parks moment?


2 posted on 01/07/2014 5:10:53 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

The Lolling Scones are starting their Asia tour in Abu Dhabi any day now. Will they play there without their Jewish members?


3 posted on 01/07/2014 5:13:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

The religion of “Cut them to pieces” at it again.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 5:13:27 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Olog-hai

Satan lives. And he has a billion disciples.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 5:18:19 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: Olog-hai

Cowards.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 5:55:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

A lot of Dutch worked with the Nazis to exterminate the Jews.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 6:15:32 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Olog-hai; knighthawk; Pat The Postman; Inspector Morse; William of Orange; PetSounds; mardler

(variation on my tag-line)

8 posted on 01/08/2014 2:38:45 AM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A)
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