• Don’t play with apartheid and occupation; Israeli Davis Cup team is not welcomed in Murcia.

    Press release by the Solidarity Network against the occupation of Palestine: Don”t play with apartheid and occupation; Israeli Davis Cup team is not welcomed in Murcia. On September 18th, 19th and 20th Israel will play in Murcia against Spain in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup. Antonio Garcí­a Alarcón, President of the regional tennis Federation […]

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  • The Israeli national basketball team is boycotted and not wellcomed in Zaragoza, Spain.

    On august 26th, ASSI, organized in the framework of the global BDS call a Boycott activity against the presence of the Israeli National basket Team in Zaragoza, Spain. Several dozens of activists gathered together in the entrances of Prince Felipe Pavillion and handed out leaflets and flyers explaining the Boycott calls regarding the presence of […]

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  • Brazilian soccer teams won’t play in Israel

    Brasilia wants to hold friendly game between Sao Paulo’s Corinthians, Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo in Ramallah, with no plans to hold similar game in Israel. Decision said to cause diplomatic tensions between countries Diplomatic tensions have sparked recently between Israel and Brazil over none other than a soccer match, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday. The Brazilian […]

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  • Tennis plays into Israel’s apartheid project

    Stu Harrison 6 March 2009 The decision by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to ban Israeli tennis star Shahar Pe”er from playing in the US$2 million Dubai tennis tournament on February 16 – sent shockwaves around the world. However, in reporting this decision, many mainstream outlets have missed the point. Firstly, Pe”er”s connection to the […]

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  • The Empty Arena

    March 9 , 2009 Tennis Without Spectators By FAROOQ SULEHRIA Matches always draw spectators, often generate controversies and sometimes provoke protests. The Davis Cup match Sweden played against Israel last weekend in Malmí¶, a port town south of Sweden, was a match with a difference. It generated lot of controversy, provoked a 10,000-strong demonstration but […]

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  • Anti-Israel protest turns violent

    Anti-Israel protesters have clashed with police outside a Davis cup match played in Malmo in southern Sweden. The game between Sweden and Israel is being played without an audience because the police could not guarantee the security of the players. About 100 masked protesters tried to storm the arena in Malmo on Saturday afternoon, throwing […]

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  • Sweden-Israel Davis Cup to go ahead without fans

    The Associated Press Published: February 24, 2009 STOCKHOLM: The Davis Cup match between Sweden and Israel will go ahead as planned – without spectators in the southern city of Malmo – after an attempt to move the venue to Stockholm fell through. Swedish organizers on Tuesday cited security concerns for the closed-door policy because anti-Israeli […]

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  • When Sports Trump Human Rights

    The Fundamental Principles of Tennis by Kim Petersen / February 17th, 2009 It seems there is a backlash to invading and killing and that is being felt within the world of sports, including the genteel sport of tennis. Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer was denied a visa to play a recent World Tennis Association (WTA) […]

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