February 17, 2010, - 4:38 pm

More Dubailoney: Israeli Tennis Player Resumes Jew Minstrel Show

By Debbie Schlussel

Amidst the news of the fake passports and photos of HAMAS assassins in Dubai and Dubai’s announcement that it will only pay back 60% of its loans (over 7 years), another Dubai story has fallen by the wayside:  that of Israeli tennis player Shahar Pe’er playing in this year’s Dubai Tennis Championships.


Shahar Pe’er: Jewish Minstrel Show Participant @ Dubai Tennis Championships


Dubai Judenrein . . . Except for Tennis Pros

Longtime readers know my views on this.  And they haven’t changed.  Although I didn’t like that Pe’er–a miserable Israeli lefty wimpette–was excluded from last year’s tournament, I thought it was actually more honest than to allow her to play, as she has in years past and in this week’s Dubai tourney.  It’s little more than a Jewish Israeli minstrel show in a country that regularly practices travel, visa, and entry apartheid against Jews and Jewish Israelis.  Pe’er was only allowed to play because of last year’s bad publicity, when she wasn’t allowed.  But there is, sadly, no bad publicity over Dubai’s (and the other Gulf states’) everyday Judenrein policy for everyone else who isn’t a famous tennis player.

The fact remains that none of Pe’er’s Jewish countrymen can enter Dubai with their Israeli passports.  And none of her fellow non-Israeli Jews can enter Dubai if they have Israeli stamps on their passports issued by nations.  That’s not the case for Arabs or Muslims who are frequently allowed into the emirate with both Israeli passports and Israeli stamps on their passports.  This isn’t anti-Israel.  It’s anti-Semitic.  And Jews are Dubai’s target.  Moreover, Dubai openly participates in the Arab Boycott of Israel and won’t do business with corporations with ties to Israel.

That, despite this, Pe’er has chosen to participate as the token in this ugly country’s tournament televised to the world, is sickening.  She really is no different than the actions of a few select Jews who accepted Nazi invitations for special treatment and privileges, while their fellow co-religionists became lampshades and oven-baked ashes.  It may be trite, but it’s true:  the more things change, the more they stay the same.

I’m not surprised by Shahar Peer’s behavior.  The girl has no guts and very little identity as either a Jew or an Israeli.  Heck, last year, gentile and all-around mensch Andy Roddick showed more of a Jewish soul than she has, when he pulled out of the Dubai tournament in protest of her exclusion.  As I noted, Pe’er refused to defend her country when her matches were protested by anti-Semitic, anti-Israel demonstrators in New Zealand.  And Pe’er said nothing when she was dumped as a doubles partner by Indian player, Sania Mirza, who didn’t want to upset Muslims by playing with a Jew.

Pe’er simply has no pride in her country or her people.  And I am not proud of her.  On the contrary, she’s an embarrassment.  And so, this week, her Jewish Israeli minstrel show in Dubai goes on.

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14 Responses

She would have been a good Kapo.

Disguster American Jew on February 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

To make the best of this bad situation – I hope that she wins and the presiding emir (or official) refuses to shake her hand.


chsw on February 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Pe’er is certainly at fault, and has shown herself to be opportunist to the core.

Unfortunately though, as you said, there is no widespread publicity over this. This tennis event, like the previous year’s event, was designed to give publicity and credibility to Dubai, just like the 1936 Olympics was meant to give publicity and credibiity to Nazi Germany. Then too, the Western countries did not boycott or protest, and placed appeasement and commercial gains ahead of human rights.

So while I am not sympathetic to Pe’er, she and other Jewish athletes do not see many people or countries taking any kind of principled stand.

Little Al on February 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Unfortunately my comment posted before I completed it.

I also wanted to say that last year, some Jewish spokespeople urged boycotting Dubai because Pe’er was excluded. Once she was excluded these boycott threats evaporated. They were narrowly based over individual exclusions, rather than the whole anti-semitic policy of Dubai. Certainly Israel should have urged a boycott also. The whole issue should have been posed both last year and this year in more broadly-based terms.

Little Al on February 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm

So this shows that protests in 2009 by all concerned, including Jewish leaders, should have been more broadly based, and gone beyond the issue just of Pe’er’s exclusion, to the disgusting Judenrein character of Dubai, itself. I guess a lot of people forgot a lot of things, just a few years after the ports fiasco.

Little Al on February 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

islam is racism

Jim on February 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm

And of course I meant to say that once Pe’er was ‘included’ the boycott threats evaporated.

Little Al on February 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm

islam is a disease, islam is fascism, no wonder hitler had an islamic division

3 women caned in Malaysia for adultery
February 17, 2010

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) — For the first time, Malaysian authorities have caned three Muslim women under Islamic law for acts of adultery, the Malaysian national news agency Bernama said.

Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein announced the canings Wednesday, saying the penalty was carried out February 9 at a women’s prison near Kuala Lumpur.

The canings — a punishment that persists across Malaysian society since the British colonial era of the 19th century — have been denounced by one Amnesty International official, who says “caning is tantamount to torture.”

But Hishamuddin said the punishment was carried out “to educate and make the offenders realize their mistakes and to return to the right path.”

“It is hoped that the issue will not be wrongly interpreted to the extent of tarnishing the sanctity of Islam,” he was quoted as saying. He also said the punishment did not cause any injury and that the women were remorseful and repented, Bernama reported.

The women were struck with a rattan cane. One woman was released Sunday after spending a month in prison, another will be released in the next few days, and the third will be released in June.

Malaysia, which considers itself a moderate Muslim country, has a dual-track justice system, in which Islamic courts operate alongside civil ones. Muslims make up about 60 percent of the country’s population of 28 million.

Last year, a woman was sentenced to caning under Islamic law for drinking alcohol in public — beer at a hotel bar — and that case caused an uproar in the country. Malaysia forbids alcohol consumption by Muslims, even those who are visiting the country.

The caning sentence of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno has been postponed while the issue is under review, and she said that if she were to be caned, she wanted the flogging to occur in public.

“Let’s be transparent about it,” said Kartika, a mother and part-time model. An Islamic court also fined her $1,400 for the act. She has pleaded guilty and paid the fine.

Lance Lattig, a researcher on Malaysia for the human rights group Amnesty International, told CNN that the vast majority of canings are applied to illegal immigrants by civil courts, but the latest examples indicate that sharia courts happen to be picking up on the practice.

“It’s not Muslims on the march,” he said. “It’s the tip of the iceberg of the bigger problem.”

No matter who does it, he says, the group considers caning to be “cruel, inhumane and degrading.”

Jim on February 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Wow. I wish Peer did not play. The WHOLE ATP & WTA shouldban the whole Dubai thing. It’s an utter disgrace. I am an avid tennis fan and will NEVER support this tourney.

Skunky on February 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Why doesn’t the Israeli government forbid her from playing?

I_AM_ME on February 18, 2010 at 8:03 am

Dubai is going down in flames- just like all the rest of the Jew haters, past and present…

Doda McCheesle on February 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

Reminds me of black South African tennis player Mark Mathabane playing South African events during apartheid in the 1980s. Mathabane was denounced by black South Africans for doing so, and used the good will that he generated with the apartheid South African government for being their good PR token for graciously allowing him to play against whites in tennis to be allowed to leave the country for America, in the process leaving the rest of the South African blacks – including his own family – behind to face the horrors of apartheid while he himself received riches, fame and comfortable living in the U.S. as an advocate, activist and symbol of racial reconciliation, including but not limited to marrying a white woman. (Ironically, despite their clear hatred of blacks, the apartheid government REFUSED TO ALLOW BLACKS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.) Of course, Israel supported the South African government 100% during apartheid, and refused to participate in the international sanctions, even after the U.S. did so (and the U.S. ratified the sanctions against the wishes of Ronald Reagan and many other leading conservatives, Jew and Gentile).

So, it appears that the state of Israel has their own Mark Mathabane in the same sport. A key difference: where Pe’er could obviously escape this treatment by refusing to play in Dubai and Qatar, Mathabane and his peers had no choice. This treatment was imposed on them in their own country, who refused to even so much as allow them to leave (a bizarre stance typical of white supremacists). However, it should be noted that the Jewish government knew about apartheid and continued to support the apartheid system in South Africa right up until the day that it collapsed.

South Africa is just one of many vicious regimes that Israel has supported and continues to support in pursuit of its own political and economic interests. Folks should realize this whenever Schlussel decides to go on her rampages against people and organizations for their failure to be sufficiently Zionist. Israel always has and always will partner and work with whoever they choose in order to advance their own interests and Schlussel never complains about that. So, the loyalty that Schlussel demands towards Israel and Jews is a one way street: she does not demand that Israel and Jews reciprocate and divest themselves of other thugs (especially when those thugs aren’t Marxist or Muslim).

Gerald Ball on February 18, 2010 at 10:37 am

So, how’s that after-apartheid government working out for South Africa?

luagha on February 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I will kill your children and your family and rape you smeared in their blood.


Jew killer on October 18, 2011 at 5:01 am

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