HEADLINES:

Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

0
Thursday June 07, 2018 - 03:23:10 in Special Reports by Journalist Bashiir
  • Visits: 74
  • (Rating 0.0/5 Stars) Total Votes: 0
  • 0 0
  • Share via Social Media

    Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

    Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

    Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on Digg Share on Stumbleupon Share on Delicious Share on Google Plus

Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

Waagacusub.netArgentina has called off an exhibition match against the Israeli national soccer team that was slated for Saturday in Jerusalem, after being pressured by Palestinian groups to cancel the game.

Early Wednesday, the Israeli Embassy in Argentina confirmed that the game had been canceled, citing unspecified "threats and provocations” against star player Lionel Messi.

Argentine media reported that the reason for the cancellation was a series of threats made against Messi and his wife. Argentine sports daily Olé reported that the match was canceled following "threats and controversy.”

In a letter on May 28, Palestine Football Association chief Jibril Rajoub  urged the Argentine Football Association to call off the game after it was moved to Jerusalem from Haifa following "political pressure” by the Israeli government. Rajoub specifically mentioned Culture Minister Miri Regev.

"This is a decision that, given the current context, the Palestine Football Association utterly rejects and condemns,” Rajoub wrote, adding that Israel was trying to use the match to help celebrate its 70th birthday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Argentine President Mauricio Macri late Tuesday, at Regev’s request, in an attempt to prevent the cancellation. But in a follow-up conversation, Macri told Netanyahu that he could not influence the final decision, sources close to the prime minister said.

The Argentine daily Clarín reported that, according to official sources, Macri examined the issue with the Argentine Football Association and learned that "the players don’t want to play in Israel because of threats against Messi.” Macri apologized to Netanyahu and said the players’ motives were not political, the paper said.

Clarín also said Macri had planned to attend the game himself along with   businesspeople from the Argentine Jewish community.

Argentine player Gonzalo Higuaín told ESPN that "they’ve finally done the right thing. Rationale and health come before everything else. We think it’s best not go to Israel.”

The Israel Football Association said that it had not yet received official notice about the cancelation and that it has been in "direct contact” with the Argentine Football Association and the soccer’s world governing body FIFA. The Israeli association attacked Rajoub, saying that his threats "crossed every red line.”

On Sunday, Rajoub urged fans to burn pictures of striker Messi and replicas of his shirt if he played in the match.

Palestinians were not happy that the match would have been held in Jerusalem, and last week Rajoub wrote to Claudio Tapia, the head of the Argentine Football Association, accusing Israel of using the match as a "political tool.”

Pressure on Messi and the football association in recent days has included demonstrations in Buenos Aires, and in Barcelona in front of the national team’s training camp.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter: "It’s too bad the soccer knights of Argentina didn’t withstand the pressure of the Israeli-hating inciters, whose only goal is to impinge on our basic right to self-defense and bring about Israel’s destruction. We will not yield to a pack of anti-Semitic terrorist supporters.”

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan also responded to the cancellation.

"What happened here, truthfully, is less about the boycott. There’s a good friendship with Argentina, terrific relations. Due to violent incitement and threats by Jibril Rajoub and the whole bloodied-jerseys charade, fears rose about personal safety, and the players started to worry about being physically assaulted in Jerusalem,” Erdan told Israel Radio.


Share on Social Media

Italy Summons French Ambassador Over Comments on Handling Migrants

Italy Summons French Ambassador Over Comments on Handling Migrants Full Article

 

A Former State Minister Of Finance Warns Government Against Printing New Currency

A Former State Minister Of Finance Warns Government Against Printing New Currency Full Article

 

AlShabaab & Govt Troops In Deadly Clash Over El-Wak

AlShabaab & Govt Troops In Deadly Clash Over El-Wak Full Article

 

Undercover NISA Agents Deployed To Hunt Down Shabaab Assassins

Undercover NISA Agents Deployed To Hunt Down Shabaab Assassins Full Article

 

Somalia: Government's PR Strategy Mocked As Hashtag Igu Sawir Goes Viral

Waagacusub.net - Hip Hop Artiste IlKacase Song "Igu Sawir" Goes Viral As Somalia Govt is Mocked Over Photo PR Stunts. Full Article

 

AFEX Petitions Somali President over Repressive Media Bill

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has called on the President of Somalia, Mr Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo, to ensure that new repressive media bill, which seeks to muzzle freedom of expression rights, both offline and online in the country is not passed by Parliament. Full Article

 

Somali president's honeymoon is over after failed promises, and lies, observers

Waagacusub.net - The Somali president made huge promises based on emotional patriotism that could not be fulfilled by clannish element like him. Full Article

 

Somalia:"flagrant violation of free expression" after sentencing of an independent journalist in Somaliland

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has strongly condemned a court verdict against independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon in Somaliland's capital Hargeisa who was today sentenced to two (2) years of prison. Full Article

 

UK excludes Somaliland from donor meeting over postponed elections

A top British official said on Tuesday that Somaliland would not be invited to a donor conference on Somalia in May because it had repeatedly postponed Presidential elections. Full Article

 

As Parliament argues over the National Insurance U-turn, Boris Johnson rides an armoured vehicle in Mogadishu

As Philip Hammond and Theresa May were torn into by the Labour party over the National Insurance U-turn - though not, in some people's opinion, by Jeremy Corbyn - Boris Johnson rode an armoured vehicle in Mogadishu. Full Article

 


Leave a comment

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip


Somalia:Terrorists receive 52 million dollars in Mogadishu annually.

Waagacusub.net - It has been known that Al-Shabab receives 52 Million dollars annually from Mogadishu. It gets from commercial companies, and public as taxes (zakawat)

Chinese oil companies behind unlawful "extradition" of a Somali to Ethiopia

Waagacusub.net - A Chinese oil company was involved in the smuggling of a former Somali rebel officer, Colonel Abdikariim Sheikh Muse, to Ethiopia because his organization of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) was against oil and mineral exploration in Ogaden of the southeastern Ethiopia by China.

Journalist Alasow "Somalische Minister houdt Amsterdamse rechter vals bewijs Voor"

Volgens de rechter zou de minister hebben aangetoond dat afpersingspraktijken van Somalische journalisten een bekend probleem zijn en stelde de bewindsman daarmee een ernstige misstand aan de kaak. Dat is een kwestie van algemeen belang en de minister moet daarover in de openbaarheid kunnen treden, overwoog de rechter.

Somalia:List Document retrieved from house of AlShabaab leader

Waagacusub.net– An American unmanned drone launched a missile attack on one of Alshabab's most cold-blooded leaders on Sunday, 30 July 2017 in southern Somalia. The drove attack killed a man, who is dubbed the cruelest terror mastermind in the Mogadishu's history.

Somali President true scandal "violation of law"

Waagacusub.net - The presidency of Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is only eight months old but already his administration faces its first crisis - and it is one of their own making.

Somalia: President expected to travel to Burundi while half a million suffer from flooding

Waagacusub.net- President Farmajo is expected to travel to Burundi on Saturday ahead of the CECAFA U-17 finals on Sunday while close to half a million people in the country are affected by severe flooding. Full Article

 

Press Release by Ministries of Information of Regional States of Federal Republic of Somalia

Today, 21/04/2018, Ministers of Information of five (5) Regional States of Federal Republic of Somalia, namely Puntland, Jubbaland, SouthWest, Galmudug and Hirshabelle were invited to Multi-Stakeholders Safety of Journalists Forum in Mogadishu whereas Regional States of Somalia and Independent Journalist Organisations were given no meaningful task or function. Full Article

 

Ugandan President warns against oral sex because 'the mouth is for eating'

Waagacusub.net - Strangely, there are few topics more controversial than sex. Full Article

 

Yemen: Detained African Migrants Tortured, Raped

Waagacusub.net - Human Rights Watch interviewed eight migrants, including seven ethnic Oromo from Ethiopia who had recently been held at the center, as well as Yemeni government officials and members of migrant communities. Full Article

 

Somali lawmakers seek to impeach president amid political crisis

Some Somali lawmakers said on Wednesday they plan to impeach the president in a mounting political crisis that could put the fledgling government on a violent collision course with one of the country's most powerful clans. The political turmoil endangers fragile gains against the Islamist al Shabaab insurgency and could derail the government of President Mohamed Abdullahi. Universally known by his nickname "Farmajo", the dual U.S.-Somali citizen took power earlier this year in a U.N.-backed process. Full Article

 

Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings Full Article

 

Xildhibaan Cabdiweli Qanyare oo ka digay Fadwooyinka Beenta ee wadaadada Qaar?

Xildhibaan Cabdi weli Maxamed Qanyare ayaa wax laga xumaado ku tilmaamay Wadaadada ku fadwoonaya Xildhibaanada iyo Siyaasinta mucaaradka, isagoo oo tilmaamay in hadaan Siyaasada laga heshiin oo madaxda aqligooda soo noqon aay imaan karto Hurumar la,aan Amni xumo,laalush iyo is qabqabsi joogta taaso lagu maareyn karin siduu hadalka u dhigay wadaadada la soo kireestay ee beenta fadwooda. Full Article

 

Ethiopian professor writes about Ethiopia's policy of destabilizing Somalia

Ethiopian foreign policy and the Ogaden War: the shift from "containment" to "destabilization," 1977–1991 Full Article

 

Ethiopian military and political backing for sale by a corrupt officer called Gabre Part 1

The most Ethiopian corrupt military officer who is called Haile Gabre known by Somalis as General Gabre becoming extremely wealthy from the huge sums of money that he is getting from opportunistic Somali politicians who want to buy the sympathy of Addis Ababa, one of his juniors told Waagacusub anonymously. Full Article

 

As ISIS Struggles for Influence in Somalia, al-Shabab Remains the Main Threat

The so-called Islamic State received some modest good news recently from Somalia, in what has otherwise been a dismal stretch of losses for the jihadi group. In October Full Article