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article imageOp-Ed: War criminal condemns racial abuse on the football terraces

By Alexander Baron     Feb 17, 2013 in Politics
Jerusalem - The Prime Minister of Israel has condemned the racial abuse meted out to two Moslem soccer players signed by a Jerusalem team. A case of the pot calling the kettle black.
The Israeli football team Beitar Jerusalem has recently signed two Moslem players from Chechnya. Some fans are apparently not happy with this, and have been chanting and abusing the players from the terraces. The story was featured in some detail in a BBC Television report last night. There is of course no excuse for this sort of behaviour, something that is recognised by Israeli Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu.
Needless to say, Arab sources were quick to comment on the brazen hypocrisy of the man who ordered Operation Cast Lead - a calculated act of mass murder followed closely by the flotilla massacre of 3 years ago.
There has also been what appears to have been an arson attack on the offces of the football club, although no one was killed, unlike in the Gaza Massacre. An example of Netanyahu's handiwork can be seen below.
This handout photo taken by Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 2012 World Press Photo Award
This handout photo taken by Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 2012 World Press Photo Award
Paul Hansen / World Press Photo
Sadly, politicians who condemn racial abuse on the one hand and murder people on the other are far from uncommon. Tony Blair is currently camping it up working for a plethora of international organisations and raking it in; he has also set up his own Tony Blair Faith Foundation. He has certainly kept faith, but only with the powerful vested interests that hung on his every word last November after shelling out £714 apiece for tickets to hear him speak in London.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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