June 28, 2010, - 4:32 pm

Blame Israel, World Cup Vuvuzela Edition: Palis Must Watch Soccer on Israeli TV After Al-Jazeera Fails

By Debbie Schlussel

The tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists in the Islamic world (and that’s 99% of ‘em) are working overtime.  When they can’t see their soccer, you know whose fault it is . . . the JOOOS.  Yup, when in doubt, blame the Jews.  Especially if you’re a fan of the game that unites our enemies.  Soccer–the game which (along with Michael Jackson) unites Islamic terrorists, Third World republics, and other America haters.  And, of course, it’s the game whose televised reception is “blocked out” by the Jews, according to Jew-haters.

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One of the times I was on Al-Jazeera, the network was so backward, they were literally using MCI phone cards for the satellite feed.  The cards kept running out and the satellite feed kept ending.  Methinks it’s that kind of backward, al-cheapo behavior by the network funded by emirs and sheiks that led to World Cup interruptions.  But that’s not who they blame (thanks to longtime friend David Hazony of Shalem):

The network’s troubles began on the first day of the World Cup, when viewers were unable to watch the opening match between South Africa and Mexico. The network claimed that a “third party” disrupted the broadcast and even convinced FIFA to investigate the matter.

Qatari elements in private blamed the disruptions on the Egyptian Nilesat – the leading satellite provider in the Arab world.

Meanwhile, disruptions have occurred in almost every match since Friday. Clients who have paid between $80 to $160 for a subscription to watch the matches have complained of broadcasts freezing during games and several other hitches.

The Qatari network charged coffee shops and restaurants interested in broadcasting the matches between $800 and $1,400, and many in the Arab Gulf countries are considering suing. . . .

The network has been placing the blame on cable companies and satellite providers throughout the Arab world, but now, it is also point the finger at Israel.

Raed Abed, head of the Al-Jazeera’s broadcasting department, told Emarat Alyoum, “I do not rule out Israeli involvement in the disruptions.”

Meanwhile, the al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper said Egyptian parliament members have adopted Al-Jazeera’s claims. Egyptian MP Mohsin Radi was quoted as saying that Israel has a clear interest in disrupting the broadcasts to increase inter-Arab tensions.

Puh-leeze. They just stink at broadcasting, as my MCI experience proved.

Meanwhile, the ultimate justice is that the Palestinians have to rely on Israeli TV to watch World Cup soccer.

A Palestinian technician told AFP that since the World Cup kicked off on June 11 he had been inundated with requests to install Israeli receivers – already popular with poorer West Bank residents but until now eschewed by richer Palestinians who can afford subscriptions to Arab networks.

An official at the Palestinian Authority’s Palestine TV network said that he was unconcerned by the popularity of Israeli stations.

Uh-huh. Riiiight.

Once again, the Jews show their superiority above and beyond the oil rich ineptitude of the Arab Muslim world. Clearly, allah is not with ‘em, not even for stinky, boring soccer broadcasts.

Oh, and by the way, our shofar (ram’s horn) is better than that stupid vuvuzela.

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34 Responses

Since the Jews aren’t involved, no one cares. And to top the final insult, the Palestinians are forced to watch Israel TV coverage.

Why they care so much about an infidel sport is beyond me. Odds look good Germany will be the world champion on Sunday. Not one Muslim country reached the finals.

A result I can live with!

NormanF on June 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm

No truer words were ever spoken:

“… stinky, boring soccer broadcasts.”

Soccer is a boring sport and it can’t compare with Football.

No wonder the third world pagans like it. Again, they don’t know any better.

As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    third-world pagans? like germany, england, and france? You must be an idiot!

    Vladimir on June 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      germany, england, and france are as good as muzzie countries. That makes them pagan. Russia is no better.

      As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Vladimir called you on this one As Goes…when it comes to the glorious game, the US is in that 3rd world pagan category…this game as long transcended geographical, religious, and political differences. I love football, played in college, and our version is derived from Rugby, which had its origins from soccer. Like it or not, we are behind the, well, ball on this one.

    Sean R on June 29, 2010 at 6:48 am

      Sean R

      America’s god is money. People spend all their health making money. Then spend all their money to get their health back.

      That’s idoltry: worshipping money.

      As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

        FYI, the God you call “money”, is actually called “Mammon” in scripture.

        e.g “You cannot serve two Masters….God & Mammon…
        See Mathew 6:24

        I call him “Satan”, but that’s just me…

        Who cares? on June 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm

          Who cares? posted:

          FYI, the God you call “money”, is actually called “Mammon” in scripture.

          RESPONSE: I’d make that a little “g” on god; and yes my pastor called it Mammon in his sermon on Sunday, but I used a more common word. It means the same.

          e.g “You cannot serve two Masters….God & Mammon…
          See Mathew 6:24

          RESPONSE: I know. My pastor was preaching on it as he tends to do.

          I call him “Satan”, but that’s just me…

          RESPONSE: I’d make that “s” lower case: satan.

          As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm

      That’s a creative answer to a difficult qusetion

      Mande on April 24, 2013 at 4:11 am

Muzzies don’t use vuvuzelas. They ululate in that ung-dly tongue-wagging din they’re so fond of.

Graty Slapchop on June 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Now that the technology is perfected, maybe soccer can be blocked from the US in the future.

peter on June 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm

“Oh, and by the way, our shofar (ram’s horn) is better than that stupid vuvuzela.” Yeah, but a lot tougher to play. (I’ve tried.) But any moron apparently can blow that vuvuzela.

And here’s the latest (hat tip: Elder of Ziyon): “President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran and Turkey are capable of developing medical methods in order to overcome Israeli monopoly of the global pharmaceutical industry.”

Monopoly? Israel’s largest pharmaceutical company (Teva) is 18th in the world by revenue. Some monopoly. But a simple comparison of the number of patents earned by Israel compared to those earned by Turkey or Iran show Israel’s leading role is secure, as last week’s Biomed conference in Israel made clear.

Raymond in DC on June 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Has anyone ever noticed how the word “vuvuzela” sounds almost similar to the name of a certain country in Latin America, run by a dictator who is working hand-in-glove with Iran to further that country’s nuclear ambitions, and who has many friends in Hollywood and the music and fashion worlds (no, I’m not referring to Castro)?

ConcernedPatriot on June 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm

All their money went to the ugly strippers…oh sorry, dancers. Poor money management, that’s what it is!! I mean, how can you spread your hatred for the JOOS if you keep running out of phone cards.

cirrus1701 on June 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Haarretz

16.06.10

Israeli company leads charge to supply world with vuvuzelas
Internet entrepreneur Oron Barber has been working since June 2009 on the http://www.buy-vuvuzela.com site in preparation for the World Cup, and is now reaping the fruits of the efforts.
By Guy Grimland
Tags: Israel business Vuvuzelas are driving the entire world crazy. Spectators from all over the world may be complaining that the horrible noise from the horns blown at the World Cup games in South Africa is keeping them from enjoying the matches. But a number of Israeli Internet entrepreneurs have found a way to make money off the phenomenon.

Oron Barber of AllDings has been working since June 2009 on the http://www.buy-vuvuzela.com site, and now is reaping the fruits of the efforts.

Bill on June 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

re: “vuvuzelas”

i remember very similar looking plastic horns to those at baseball games and football games from the 1970s on all over north america – in both the usa and canada at games i personally attended. only difference though here they blew them a couple of times all game – it seems like on the tv that those people are blowing these horns constantly all game long?

Bill on June 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Makes you realize how silly it is to try to make peace with them, or make concessions for the benefit of the ‘peace process’

Little Al on June 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm

John Pantsil (born 15 June 1981 in Berekum) is a Ghanaian footballer, who currently plays for Fulham. Plays currently for Ghana’s team who defeated the USA last week in the World Cup as he also played for Ghana in the 2006 World Cup(scroll down)

Background
A player comfortable at the full back or midfield position, Pantsil had stints in his native Ghana with Berekum Arsenal and Liberty Professionals and a brief spell with Polish side Widzew ?ód? before moving to Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2002.

Maccabi Tel Aviv
Pantsil joined Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2002, where he was a member of the team that won both the Israeli title and reached the Cup Semi final. He made 46 league appearances and five appearances in the UEFA Champions League.

Hapoel Tel Aviv
In December 2004, he transferred to rivals Hapoel Tel Aviv helping them to second place in the league in 2006 and to win the Israeli State Cup in May 2006. He made 42 appearances for Hapoel, scoring three goals.

West Ham United
After the 2006 World Cup, Israeli international Yossi Benayoun recommended Pantsil to West Ham United manager Alan Pardew as the Premier League club were in need of a right-back.

Fulham
On 15 July 2008, Pantsil and team mate Bobby Zamora completed their move to Fulham for a combined transfer fee of £6.3 million. He became a first team regular during the 2008/9 season, helping the Cottagers to a record 7th place finish.

International career
Following the first and second goals in Ghana’s 2–0 victory over the Czech Republic on 17 June 2006, he celebrated by waving an Israeli flag, he also waved as the final whistle blew. This action provoked some protests in his native country Ghana and the Arab world. Afterwards the Ghanaian Football Association issued an apology, and said of Pantsil “He was naive”. He was a member of the Ghanaian 2010 FIFA World Cup team, hosted by South Africa. He played in the first two games. In the second game between Ghana and Australia, he sustained an injury two minutes before the end of the match. His family has reported repeated threats to their lives in Ghana. Mark Pantsil, John Pantsil’s younger brother. fled to Israel on a tourist visa. His visa expired and is now in an Israeli jail while applying for political asylum pending immigration status decisions. According to Mark Pantsil, the rest of the family is in Britain and cannot go back to Ghana. Mark was quoted as saying “I cannot return to Ghana because I truly fear for my life. My sister, after returning to Ghana, joined my brother and parents in London immediately, and now I am in prison and there is nothing I can do.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paintsil

Bill on June 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Wait, did you say there’s a soccer tournament going on? You mean now? Well if the Muslims are forced to watch Israeli TV to see these games the Israeli’s have been handed a great opportunity for some subtle propaganda to use in their favor.

kenny komodo on June 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Two things stand out for me on this post:

1) From Debbie’s post:

“Once again, the Jews show their superiority above and beyond the oil rich ineptitude of the Arab Muslim world. Clearly, allah is not with ‘em, not even for stinky, boring soccer broadcasts.”

2) “Makes you realize how silly it is to try to make peace with them, or make concessions for the benefit of the ‘peace process’”

Little Al on June 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Both points are on the money!

JeffE on June 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

On unrelated note, a Palestinian Arab in a Berlin disco tried to choke an Israeli to death and assaulted another one who came to his rescue.

Just another demonstration of tolerance and mutual brotherhood from the well-known Religion Of Peace.

In Europe like in the Middle East it would have had an all too familiar ending. But with Jew hatred, its accepted as a “normal” occurrence. In Germany, of all places!

NormanF on June 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    NormanF posted:

    In Europe like in the Middle East it would have had an all too familiar ending. But with Jew hatred, its accepted as a “normal” occurrence. In Germany, of all places!

    Comment: Don’t be fooled. Germany never got “over” its defeat and has never “moved on”. The anti Christ, I suspect, will come out of Germany. And, the anti Christ will make Hitler look like a choir boy.

    As goes Israel - so goes the World on June 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Debbie, I love football(soccer). The game makes far more demands on individual talent, on brains – mental alertness – and fitness and strategy than anything your American football offers. And you won’t find any of the brainless obese oxen that plow the ground in American and Canadian football.

You hiccuped here, kid.

Arn on June 29, 2010 at 8:12 am

Arn, here is a study reported by the University of Washington:
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/soccer.html
“Soccer players also seem to perform more poorly than control subjects on some types of IQ tests and many former players (81%) suffer from problems with attention, concentration, and memory. Players who typically head the ball have also been found to have more neurological problems than non-headers. Compared to goalies and midfielders (“non-headers”), forwards and defenders (“headers”) performed more poorly on some memory, visual perception and planning tests.”

In other words, soccer players suffer from lower I.Q.’s because of the constant heading of the soccer ball both in practice and in the match. Explains a lot, doesn’t it? No wonder the boring game of soccer, with girly-men constantly flailing on the ground pretending to be injured, is so popular with third-world nations that have nothing to be proud of.

JM on June 29, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Hi Jim,
    I wish I could figure out what your reply has to do with the quality of the game itself. And pulling an obscure university study – one of several hundred thousand – that the universities churn out every year that have absolutely no bottom line. is as amusing as it is irrelevant. I’ll tell you this Jim, these tests are notorious for being designed to give the exact results desired. And your unfortunate reference to “third world countries” has me recall the picture of an American baseball fan with the mustard from his hotdog dripping onto his outsized belly. After all, if you guys picked Obama to lead you consider that your license for such arrogance has long expired.

    Arn on June 29, 2010 at 10:04 am

No one in the USA could care less about the gay boring soccer games going on South Africa, or South America… where ever they are. http://www.theonion.com/video/soccer-officially-announces-it-is-gay,17603/

The USA will never be able to compete in soccer because all of our REAL athletes play men’s sports like the NFL, NBA, and MLB (well, MLB is almost a sport and it’s not gay, like soccer). Only our third and fourth tier athletes play soccer, or even care about it.

PDMac60 on June 29, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Have it your way fella, I can’t argue with your premise.
    Apparently in US sports, for the most part, to be a REAL athlete in a REAL sport you have to be either freakishly tall or freakishly fat. And the only game more boring than baseball is Parchisi. No I take that back. A game more boring than baseball has yet to be invented. And I won’t even venture to comment on your educated references to gay sports. Over and out.

    Arn on June 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Freakishly tall or freakishly fat?? Really?? Whatever.. I won’t even venture to comment on that “educated reference..” However, I do agree that MLB is just barely a sport.
It’s just not as effeminate looking as running around tapping a ball with your tippy toes while dangling your arms at your sides. It is strangely similar to the Riverdancing men in kilts. Not that there is anything wrong with that…

PDMac60 on June 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    MLB is a thinking mans sport, and requires laser like vision, cat like reflexes, and total control of the ball being pitched… Who thinks Golf is a sport?

    Who cares? on June 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I think PDMac60 may be right. From the videoclips I observed on ESPN or the local news is a lot of those Soccer guys look like, I wouldn’t drop the soap in the shower in front of them- especially the Europeans.

patrick on June 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm

This argument about which ball game is superior is infantile and demeaning as it is basically dependent on one’s cultural background and upbringing.
The truth is the US and it’s American offshoots are a tiny fraction of world’s population (5% or so) and it’s sports except for the NBA are mostly viewed as games of large overweight and violent men covered from head to tow by protective gear (football) or long and boring games played by men in tights who constantly fondle themselves and spit(baseball). Not to mention ice hockey where fisty fights are the main draw of most spectators.

RG on June 30, 2010 at 2:03 am

BTW going back to the subject of Israel’s blocking of Arab TV broadcasts I am quite sure that if that was possible the prefered targets for blocking would have been some of the hate shows that portray Israelis as cold blooded baby killers and mass murderers rather than stupid ball games.

RG on June 30, 2010 at 2:24 am

It’s not soccer,it’s football.

Iceberg on June 30, 2010 at 3:56 am

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