Argentina vs. Israel: Not so friendly
There will no exhibition game soccer game Saturday in Jerusalem between Israel and Argentina â" which has the worldâs best player, Lionel Messi, and one of its top teams.
The red card is on the visiting team. And itâs not the only black mark on Argentinaâs relationship with Jews.Advertisement
The match, Argentinaâs last before the World Cup tourney starts in Russia next week, was scrubbed because of a drumbeat of intimidation against Messi by the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, an economic pressure campaign to delegitimize and undermine the Jewish state.
Thugs targeted Messi, threatening to burn his merchandise the world over if he played. Think of that: If the man stepped dared put his cleats on Israeli grass, he was told, thereâd be hell to pay.
It worked. The Argentines folded. So no scrimmage.
The game that didnât happened wasnât going to be in contested East Jerusalem, but in Teddy Stadium in West Jerusalem. Thatâs Israeli West Jerusalem. But reason didnât matter to the anti-Israel mob, and it didnât matter to the cowardly millionaire. For shame.
But shame is an Argentine specialty, as a court there has just ruled with certainty that the prosecutor who was probing Iranâs guilt in the 1994 terrorist bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people was himself assassinated in 2015.
Alberto Nisman was murdered right before he was going to implicate the Argentine government in trying to cover up for Iran. The matter has the national legislature considering lifting former President Cristina FernÃ¡ndez de Kirchnerâs immunity from prosecution.Source: Google News Argentina | Netizen 24 Argentina