Sunday, October 27, 2013

Which Country is More anti-Jewish, Qatar or Israel?

כ"ד לחודש השמיני תשע"ד

This was a disturbing report from the sports world....
Debbie Schlussel.com: NBC FINA World Cup Swimming Broadcast Censors Out Israeli Flag to Appease Muslims, Flag Also Pulled @ Facility

October 22, 2013

The FINA World Cup swimming competition video feed censored out the Israeli flag to appease the host country of the games, Qatar. The Israeli flag was also pulled from outside the swimming facility. Don’t blame the Muslim Nazis in Qatar. Blame the FINA co-conspirators who obeyed the demands of Qatar. FINA is the international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming. And if today’s FINA officials had been around in 1930s and ’40s Europe, they’d have fit in perfectly. Sieg Heil! So would the Jew-hating aholes at NBC Universal who did the, um, videography and “wipe the Israeli flag off the screen” graphics. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Lionel "Leo" Messi
Check out Debbie's full report, including examples of censored photos and videos.

What is particularly disturbing is that even though Qatar pulls this kind of shenanigans, it has not seemed to affect the popularity in Israel of wearing Qatar Foundation/Barcelona gear, in homage to the Argentine, Qatar Foundation-partnered FCB Barcelona team footballer Leo Messi. The [privatized] Israeli Postal Service even put out a commemorative set of stamps and soccer ball for sale. Most every branch had a manikin baring Messi's "Qatar Foundation" jersey.

"Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), headquartered in Qatar's capital city of Doha, is an independent, private, non-profit organization established in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar...


Qatar Foundation logo/IDF Golani Brigade logo
Any resemblance?
"Qatar Foundation is proud to have been selected to place its logo on the FC Barcelona jersey as part of a long–term partnership between Qatar and one of the most successful football clubs in the world [FCB Barcelona]...."
Life In Israel: The Dayan Kippah Draws a Penalty

October 21, 2013

Guy Dayan, footballer (or soccer player) for Hapoel Acco, has devised his own version of the Icke Shuffle, and he too has upset the sports authorities. Dayan's celebration after he scores a goal has recently been updated to include pulling a kippa out of his sock and donning it atop his head.

Maybe it would be better to compare Dayan's celebration to Tim Tebow than Ickey Woods.

Guy Dayan celebrating with a kippah
(Photo credit: Madag Gozani)


Dayan first did the "Dayan Kippa" in a game against Maccabi Petach Tikva, and the referee ignored it. Then he did it again while playing against HaPoel Ranaana, and caught a penalty for it.

The refs association has decided to put an end to the uncertainty and issue a statement clarifying the rules. The statement reads:
In our region, due to the multitude of religions and sensitivities among the variety of populations, and in order to prevent any provocation and and unnecessarily inflaming passions, the donning of a kippa by a player who scores a goal will result in a yellow flag thrown. The referees will act accordingly.
No more Dayan Kippa in Israeli sports...
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Can you believe these self-loathing, goy-pandering, "Jewish" referees?

It seems to me what they are trying to say is...

How dare Israel identify itself as a Jewish State.

How dare Israel allow for the freedom of religious expression,...for Jews.

How dare Jews in Israel stand out from the goyim, even in their own land, and even if it is not their intentions.

Normally, I would say that this is just like in galuth (exile): Wouldn't want to upset the goyim!

Unfortunately, there is something much more nefarious going on here. Israeli sports politics is only a drop in the bucket of the systematic de-Judaisation of the Land of Israel.

And so, I ask you, which country is more anti-Jewish, Qatar or Israel?

Qatar is simply behaving like it supposed to...

ישמעאל שונא את יעקב.
Yihsma'el hates Ya'aqov

The West is going along with it,...for the oil, for the "cultural experience" of it all, or for whatever.

עשו שונא את יעקב.
Esau hates Ya'aqov

What's Israel's excuse?

4 comments:

Nachum said...

Come on. If he wore the kippah all game, they wouldn't make a fuss. It's the image of scoring a goal and attributing it to God (as if He cares) that is the issue. Not that I agree with the decision, but let's be clear as to facts.

Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks for adding to the facts, Nachum.

So, if he wore a kippah throughout the game, he has to take it off to celebrate scoring a goal?

Why shouldn't he attribute it to The Almighty?

Esser Agaroth said...

He probably does care more than a lot of the guys I know who wear kippoth all the time.

Why shouldn't a Jew be encouraged to wear a kippah, or tzitzioth or other Jewish indicator, any and all time he can? Why should a "Jewish country" worry about the sensitivities of non-Jews?

Those non-Jews need to accept that they are in a Jewish country, but they can't do that until the country's own gov't (and sports authorities) recognize it first.

sheldan said...

Esser,

I would agree that he probably should have worn his kippah all through the game.

I think the issue is "celebrating," and maybe his "celebration" was a little too elaborate for the officials, and no different from what the NFL does. However, I think you make a good point about the lack of reference to Judaism in Israel. (Jonathan Sacks, in his book "Future Tense," also contrasts the comfort the USA has with its religious roots and the lack of comfort Israel has with its.)

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