The Israeli under-18 chess team currently competing in the World Youth Chess Championship in Abu Dhabi has been forced to do so without national identification, The Algemeiner has learned.
Shortly after the start of the event, the tournament’s official website removed the Israeli flags and changed the country listing to FIDE – an acronym for Federation Internationale des Echecs or the World Chess Federation - for all Israeli players.
I can't abide hypocrisy!
The "world" keeps claiming that there's anti-Arab apartheid in Israel which isn't true at all. Whatever restrictions there are are against Jews. So many roads have signs telling Jewish Israelis to keep off. We're warned that we enter at our own risk. We should "expect" Arab terror attacks. That is totally outrageous.
The arabs aren't condemned for being terrorist murderers but we're condemned for being Israeli in "their" towns and roads. And who pays for these roads? Davka, we do! All the roads and infrastructure are financed by our Jewish (mostly) Israeli taxes.
It was just announced that Dore Gold would be taking back his old job as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Foreign Policy Consultant.
The appointment carries a stern message for the Obama administration and puts a decidedly nationalist tone of the Netanyahu coalition government. Gold has been the head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, which previously campaigned for the United Nations to take legal action against then Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for violating Geneva Convention anti-incitement clauses with statements such as Israel should be “wiped off the map.”I think that this sort of anti-Israel discrimination must be put on the top of the list of projects for Gold to tackle. International chess and athletic competitions shouldn't be tools of the international anti-Israel camp. It should be made clear by Israel that all countries who sit by passively while this sort of discrimination policy happens is 100% guilty. There should be diplomatic sanctions against them by Israel. We should also demand financial compensation to our branches of those organizations.
Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/netanyahu-names-dore-gold-as-foreign-policy-consultant/2013/12/26/
Silence is dangerous. It's like how the world responded/reacted or more accurately didn't to the anti-semitic policies of the Nazis in the 1930's.