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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Bomb scare, anti-Israel protesters harassing Shahar Pe'er at Auckland

Israeli tennis star Shahar Pe'er cruised to victory on Tuesday at the Auckland Classic over unseeded Slovenian Polona Hercog despite a bomb scare and anti-Israel protesters who are harassing Pe'er (but claim no connection to the bomb scare).
Play started 20 minutes late after the all-clear was given, delaying the appearance of Israel's Shahar Peer, who went on to beat unseeded Slovenian Polona Hercog 7-5 6-3.

A spokesman for the eight protesters, John Minto, said the Global Peace and Justice Auckland group had sent a letter to Peer asking her to withdraw from the tournament because of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians.

The group launched a similar protest outside the ASB Tennis Centre last year but left halfway through Peer's opening match. This time the group plans to stay as long as the 22-year-old remains in the tournament.

"We will definitely be here if she progresses," Minto said.
What a moron.

More on this story from Pamela, who suggests Minto should move to Sweden.


At 10:21 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

What does a tennis player have to do with Israeli government policies? Jew-hatred is visceral around the globe. No Israeli is unaffected by its reach and breadth.


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