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Israel has dig at Brazilís 7-1 World Cup defeat after diplomatic row over Gaza bombing
Metro [UK] ^ | 26 Jul 2014 | Oliver Wheaton

Posted on 07/26/2014 3:01:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

The handbags have come out after a diplomatic argument between Israel and Brazil got, well, very personal.

Due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Israel and declared that they ‘strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip’.

However, Israel’s response was to criticise Brazil’s diplomatic abilities – and even have a dig at their World Cup performance.

Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry, gave a statement to the Jerusalem Post, saying: ‘Israel’s response is perfectly proportioned in accordance with international law. This is an unfortunate demonstration of why Brazil, an economic and cultural giant, remains a diplomatic dwarf.

‘This is not football. In football, when a game ends in a draw, and when you think proportion is 7-1, is disproportionate.

‘Sorry to say, but not so in real life and under international law.’


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: napl; unholyalliance
Oooh, that's gonna leave a mark.
1 posted on 07/26/2014 3:01:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 07/26/2014 3:02:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes, indeed. Brazil’s gonna be butt-hurt for a long time from that whupping they took.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 3:07:42 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Hey, Brazil, how about you allow the oppressed some piece of the action?


4 posted on 07/26/2014 3:11:04 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar

Easy to tell which side of town you’re on.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 3:13:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: beelzepug

And they didn’t even fill out the form!


6 posted on 07/26/2014 3:14:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"...strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip’.

You have to do a lot of "recreational drugs" AND be an "openly gay" homosexual to say something that stupid.

7 posted on 07/26/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Obscure movie reference: have at it boys and girls.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 3:17:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Slings and Arrows
May be the Brazilians are projecting that they are rounding up the majority black and poor?


9 posted on 07/26/2014 3:19:08 PM PDT by sagar
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To: 1rudeboy
Obscure movie reference: have at it boys and girls.

Slugworth from the original Willy Wonka...

10 posted on 07/26/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT by sargon
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When did Zer0 get involved?


11 posted on 07/26/2014 3:29:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: sagar

Must be surreal to be swimming in your balcony pool on the 15th floor of your luxury suite and looking down on all those ghettos.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 3:33:30 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Like a movie.


13 posted on 07/26/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dear Brazil:

Send us your Germans. We have unfinished business with them.

Sincerely,
Israel


14 posted on 07/26/2014 3:40:38 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SamAdams76

I love Brazil, but its damn sure the Haves and the Havenots.

Still that first photo is photoshopped, they always have wider barriers.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 3:42:26 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: RichInOC

When it comes to runaway Germans, the Israelis don’t mind fetching them themselves.


16 posted on 07/26/2014 3:44:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Heh. Excellent point.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 3:46:13 PM PDT by RichInOC (KATZ: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!! ALL YOUR KRAUT ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, is facing a difficult re-election in two months because her government’s communist policies have predictably hurt Brazil’s economy. The latest polls show her support at only 38%.

Being able to energize Brazilian anti-Semites to vote for her by attacking Israel in its time of peril is a no-brainer — just as Obama’s recent $47-million-dollar gift to Hamas will help bring out the Louis Farrakhan wing of the Democratic party to the polls this November. God help us.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 3:58:35 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Slings and Arrows
‘This is not football. In football, when a game ends in a draw, and when you think proportion is 7-1, is disproportionate.

I don't get it.
I get the general drift of the message, but it must have lost something in translation. He should have just made a simpler response:

'You lost a soccer game 7-1 on your home field. You suck.'

Brief, and clear.

19 posted on 07/26/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dumb comment. Don’t get me wrong, I agree with the Israelis on the issues — but what the hell is the point of picking a fight with the Brazilian people, as opposed to letting them know how crazy their government is? Making fun of Brazil’s soccer prowess is only going to piss off ordinary Brazilians. It has nothing to do with the government.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 4:11:50 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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21 posted on 07/26/2014 4:13:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Reminds me of the difference between East and West Berlin when the Wall was still up.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 4:15:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sagar

If you haven’t seen “City of God,” you should check it out. Makes me want to stay far, far away from Rio!


23 posted on 07/26/2014 4:18:17 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: X-spurt
Still that first photo is photoshopped, they always have wider barriers.

Taller, and with broken glass mixed into the mortar along the top.

24 posted on 07/26/2014 5:20:49 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 07/26/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: El Cid

Better transcription:

“This is not football. In football, when a game ends in a draw, you think it is proportional, but when it finishes 7-1 it’s disproportionate. Sorry to say, but not so in real life and under international law.”


26 posted on 07/26/2014 6:05:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

“GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!”


27 posted on 07/26/2014 6:11:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

And a similar penalty for an attempted crossing.


28 posted on 07/26/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 1rudeboy

“Bring me back just one everlasting gobstopper...”


29 posted on 07/26/2014 6:35:55 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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Re: 26

Thanks - your translation is much better.

30 posted on 07/26/2014 7:22:59 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Caipirabob

We rented a “Project” temporary shop in Santos and indeed it had a high wall with glass on the top. Still had to have a guy stay there all night to keep the thieves out.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 7:49:01 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: El Cid

WaPo’s actually, but glad you liked.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 8:53:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Alter Kaker
"Due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Israel and declared that they ‘strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip’."

Maybe Israel should have told the Brazilian ambassador that this year, Hamas has fired 2,500 missiles into Israel, with the intent to kill, disfigure, main or cripple as many non combatant men, women and children as possible. In other words, Hamas has initiated acts of war, is engaging in genocide and has committed crimes against humanity. No other nation would not respond with great counter violence because survival is not a matter of being "proportionate." Israel could tell Brazil that it merely lost a game, and their sadness is understandable. However, Israel is threatened with the loss of tens of thousands of lives of its citizens, and Brazil has displayed a most undiplomatic and craven lack of compassion.

Yes, Israel jeered at Brazil for the loss of a game. But Brazil has in essence, jeered at Israel for the loss of lives of its citizens, and the ongoing terror they are having to endure. "Disproportionate" my ass.

33 posted on 07/26/2014 10:15:33 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: X-spurt
Still had to have a guy stay there all night to keep the thieves out.

That sounds about right for the area.

I enjoyed the Sao Vincente and Santos area. I ended up there following a trio elétrico during Carnaval. Great fun - We went to Ilha Porchat another time and then through the favela to the surfing beach Itaquitanduva. So many years later everyone must know about the spot now, there's even video on Youtube of the hike through the jungle.

34 posted on 07/27/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Yes both have beautiful beaches.

There is a little Lanchette on Rua Frei Gaspar that had the best lunches and naturally on Wednesdays they served not only Feijoada, the best Feijoada.

Even with the not uncommon blight of common Brazil, in general and especially Santos/Sao Vicente was food paradise. Whenever I get a chance to return, you can bet that will be my target destination.


35 posted on 07/28/2014 7:02:27 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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