November 28, 2007, - 5:06 pm

It’s Official: Israeli Soccer Fans Now Allowed to Boo Leaders Who Made Dangerous “Peace” Agreements

By Debbie Schlussel
Recently, I wrote about press accounts claiming that Israelis were becoming extremist–and it was feared that Ehud Olmert would be assassinated–all based on the “extremist” behavior of Israeli soccer fans booing when an announcer tried to memorialize the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin.
As I wrote then, if booing is a sign of extremism, they need to check out a Bears-Packers game, filled with thousands of “extremists”. You can hardly blame a people constantly under attack for booing a man who entered into an agreement which set off more than a decade of fresh homicide bombings, home and land giveaways after forced evacuations, etc.
Apparently, not only were the boos reported by the Mainstream Press as “evidence” of extremism (and “evidence” of an assassination plot), but an Israeli court ruled that the booing fans’ team, Beitar, was required to play to an empty stadium for two games.

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Beitar: Soccer Team’s Fans Can Now Boo Failed Israeli PM

Now, though, that’s out the window. Carl in Jerusalem has been following the story from day one and has the latest details. Amazingly, the left-wing Israeli courts actually got it right this time. As I always say: Broken clock. Twice a day.
I can’t wait ’til they boo Olmert and the Annapolis BS. Given what is coming out of the “Peace” conference so far, I can already hear the booing.
Israel . . . the “Jewish” State where Jews’ civil rights are negated in favor of PC treatment for Muslims, left-wing politicians, and empty peace/suicide treaties.
If it can happen to them there, it can definitely happen to us here. And it already is.

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Still more proof (as if the silky short shorts weren’t enough of a give away) that soccer is for wimps.

dm60462 on November 28, 2007 at 8:04 pm

I have no fondness for Rabin and I’m sick to death of the way he has been crammed down everyone’s throat in this country as the archetypal Great Leader. He was not. But even with all his flaws, he was not as bad as the Israeli Leftists who have hijacked his name and memory for their own purposes. He apparently hated Peace Now, and yet they invoke his name quite frequently.
I dislike it when mobs act in an uncivilized fashion so I wasn’t crazy about the booing of a dead man at the stadium. On the other hand, I’d like to know what dipshit got the idea that a soccer game would be a good time to REQUIRE a “moment of silence” for an assasinated leader. Huh?? Stupid. This is just another of a million examples where both sides are wrong, though not equally.

AmericanJewess on November 29, 2007 at 1:50 am

Beitar(wow, there is actually a club in Israel not named either Maccabi or Hapoel!) is lucky they don’t play in Italy. Recently they shut down the section where Inter ultras gather because during a game with Napoli they showed a banner offensive towards the city of Naples.

Witch-king of Angmar on November 29, 2007 at 3:13 am

Deb, the full name of the team is Beitar Yerushalayim [Beitar Jerusalem]. There are Beitar teams representing other cities and towns. The name has a double meaning, the initials of Brit Trumpeldor [named after Yosef Trumpeldor and identified with Ze'ev Jabotinsky] and Beitar, an ancient Jewish town southwest of Jerusalem, the last bastion of the Jews against the Romans in the Bar Kokhba Revolt [132-135 CE].

Eliyahu on November 30, 2007 at 8:42 am

B”H I was pleasantly surprised, too, by this recent ruling.
Regardless of how people feel regarding the appropriateness of the booing, the fact that there was even a question of possible “punishment” for this shows that free speech is selectively allowed.
Nadia Matar is up on charges for calling a gov’t official a Judenrat. That’s right. It is actually against the law in Israel to insult a gov’t official. Whereas PM Olmert’s leftist daughter can call them whatever she wants.
Sound like free speech exists in Israel?

Ben-Yehudah on December 2, 2007 at 5:41 pm

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