Thursday, October 11, 2012

Haifa Maccabi vs the Golden State Warriors In Oakland tonight

The BDS'ers missed the boat on this one, and have been scrambling furiously to make up for lost time. The best they could    do was to crank out yet another petition,   which was largely ignored by all involved
I'm think- what was that again? Oh, yes. Its yet another "BDS  fail"

The failed petition contains the usual rant from the BDS-holes:
"The 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) calls for broad boycotts on Israel. In solidarity with the Palestinian BDS call, activists around the U.S. are calling on sports teams to boycott upcoming games with Maccabi-Haifa basketball team...There should be no sports as usual with ambassadors for Apartheid Israel!

With a sense of urgency, we ask you to boycott the exhibition game against Maccabi-Haifa, the Israeli team that you are scheduled to play. Israel is committing grave human rights abuses involving an elaborate system of racial apartheid which discriminates against the native Palestinians in violation of international law. Israel's abuses have been confirmed by the United Nations Security Council and the International Court of Justice. Israel has been convicted by the Russell Tribunal of the crime of apartheid. Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu has described Israel's apartheid system as worse than the apartheid that existed in South Africa. Yet, despite worldwide condemnation, Israel not only refuses to dismantle its apartheid system, but it continues to expand and reinforce it." 

Here's a photo from tonight's game.  Maccabi James Thomas is  playing against Festus  Ezeli.    I'm not quite seeing the "crime of apartheid"  here .

Golden State Warriors' Brandon Rush goes up to shoot past Maccabi Haifa's Bryan Cohen during the first half of a preseason basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/George Niktin)

Florida-based billionaire Jeff Rosen, purchased the team in 2007 .   While visiting Haifa's sister city, Maccabi players and coaches  participated in a basketball clinic for San Francisco children., organized by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation’s Israel Center and the S.F. Recreation and Parks Department.  Simply evil.

 Alas. the Golden State Warriors beat Israel's Haifa Maccabi 108-100.

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