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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Indonesia: Israeli tennis player, if we have to, Israeli flag, no way

Indonesia granted a visa to Israeli tennis star Shahar Pe'er to play in a tournament this week, after the World Tennis Federation threatened to cancel the tournament if they did not do so.

However, they refuse to fly the Israeli flag as is customary in tournaments of this type.
In a statement, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said that the country was not hosting an Israeli player but an international tournament, and while it could not control who was playing in the tournament, it could control outward signs of international relations with Israel.
When the tournament ends, do they play the national anthem of the winner's country? Wouldn't it be funny if Pe'er won?



At 3:31 PM, Blogger Mr. Gerson said...

I would love her to win.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I would never go someplace where they hate my faith, my people and my country!

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she goes under these disgraceful terms, I hope she loses big time.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger franciscus said...

The Indonesian government to consider the Israeli tennis player is not higher in rank than come with an idea about international event ... without Israeli flag and national anthem ... but in anyway it is an solution ...


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