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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

'Palestinians' watch World Cup on Israeli television because al-Jazeera reception awful

Al-Jazeera has a monopoly on broadcasting the World Cup tournament to the Arab world. But their broadcasts have been awful - full of interference. As a result many 'Palestinians' have been turning to the 'evil Zionist entity' to watch the game.
The widespread reliance on Israeli TV for the Cup comes at a time when the Palestinian Authority is struggling to build the institutions of an independent state in the West Bank, occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War.

Al-Jazeera Sport, which has exclusive transmission rights for the World Cup in the Arab world, has been widely criticized for satellite interference during some of its coverage.

The Qatar-based company declined to comment on the most recent complaints, but had earlier said its broadcast of the opening match was deliberately jammed on the Egypt-based Nilesat and Saudi-based Arabsat satellite networks.

Nilesat said it was investigating the source of the jamming.

Palestinians are avid football fans, and have packed into hotels and restaurants from Gaza City to Ramallah to watch this year's World Cup matches, despite the occasionally poor reception.


Meanwhile, Ahsan Kamal has been swamped with calls from customers who want him to install Israeli receivers.

"After all the interference on al-Jazeera during the first few matches a lot of Palestinians ordered Israeli receivers," the 40-year-old technician says.

"I've installed Israeli receivers in homes that have subscriptions to al-Jazeera, which means when there is interference they switch to the Israeli satellite."

At just $25 (20 euros) a month, the Israeli subscription is especially popular among poorer Palestinians who cannot afford the $100 (80-euro) al-Jazeera subscription.

An official at Palestine TV, a network run by the Palestinian Authority, said he was not concerned about the reliance on Israeli TV, which he assumed would end with the tournament on July 11.
Now there's a thought. If we can get the 'Palestinians' to watch Israeli TV instead of the hatred-inciting 'Palestinian' TV when the World Cup ends, maybe there would one day be a chance for peace around here.

By the way, does John Paintsil still play for Ghana?


At 3:40 PM, Blogger Witch-king of Angmar said...

"By the way, does John Paintsil still play for Ghana?"

Yes he does, actually, and is a regular in their starting lineup.

At 5:10 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

That has Abu Bluff beside himself. The Palestinians were supposed to boycott Israel!

Respect my authority! Only no one appears to be heeding him.



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