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Op-Ed: A New Middle League: Trade Peres for David Blatt
Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/14 | Dr. Aryeh Hirsch

Posted on 06/10/2014 3:28:50 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

With the rumored move of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball coach David Blatt to the NBA, a whole new arena of activity can open up for outgoing President Shimon Peres.

One can only imagine the press conference:

“Maccabi Tel Aviv announces the signing of our new coach, the illustrious Shimon Peres. Mr Peres, please, explain your views on the world of sports".

Coach Peres: "It is with great honor and happiness that I accept this new assignment. After all, to be welcomed by the Euroleague champion, perpetual winner of the Israel League Cup - and here am I, the perennial loser…..

“Of course, even coming off a winning season, as new coach I expect to make some changes to Maccabi and the world of sports. First, there’s the nationalism thing: Russians rooting for CSKA, Spaniards for Real Madrid, Israelis for Maccabi; this has to stop.

"People turning into fanatic patriots for their home team- it’s not a healthy phenomenon. From now on, Russians will root for Milano, Tel Avivians for Belgrade,etc.- or else I send in the Shin Bet.

"And then there’s this territorialism and sense of proprietorship. If poor Belgrade or CSKA can’t afford a forward like Blu, or a guard like Hickman, why stand on formality and contract: we’ll just give them a Blu or a Hickman.

"And if they don’t have a nice big stadium like Nokia, we’re going to be generous: it’s theirs for the taking. Do you think we Israelis are tight-fisted with our national assets? Just try me on the Negev for an international soccer field for Bedouin players. While I’m at it, I might even arrange a transfer of some of those incessantly noisy Nokia drummers (it’s easier to transfer Jews than other fans).


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TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; Political Humor/Cartoons; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: basketball; blatt; maccabi; shimonperes
91 years old, and still active. My mother-in-law is 81 today, and she hasn't tried to bring world piece even once yet.

It gets even better after the excerpted quote above.

1 posted on 06/10/2014 3:28:50 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: F15Eagle

He is a holdover from the Socialist Bund days. Should have been “retired” from public life decades ago.

3 posted on 06/10/2014 11:11:33 PM PDT by EinNYC
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