August 6, 2014, - 8:59 am

Pro Tennis Screws Israel Again: Cancels Israel Open – Tennis Apartheid Reigns

By Debbie Schlussel

The people who run the major pro-tennis groups never miss an opportunity to screw Israel, and now they’ve canceled the Israel Open tennis tournament set to take place in late September in Tel Aviv. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) claims this is about safety and security, when we all know that a tennis tournament held in Israel would be the safest and most secure tournament in history. You are far more likely to be killed or subject to a terrorist attack at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open than in Israel. 9/11 didn’t happen there nor did the Tube bombing.


Over the years, I’ve told you of many instances of Tennis Apartheid against Jews and Israel (see here, also). And this is just the latest instance because Jews all over the world continue to tolerate it and patronize pro tennis anyway.

As I’ve told you before, ATP would not allow an audience when the Israeli team played Sweden in the Davis Cup in Malmo. That’s because they couldn’t guarantee security from the Muslim mobs in the city, but they didn’t cancel the competition, as they are doing with the far safer Tel Aviv. And, as I noted, ATP refused to cancel tournaments in Qatar, Dubai, and other countries that discriminate against Israeli Jews and Jews with Israeli stamps in their passports, refusing to allow them to play in their Open tournaments (see the links above). The only player with any balls to refuse to play in protest was the great Andy Roddick, who pulled out of the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships over its apartheid policy against Israeli Jews, and he’s now retired. The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, refused to do anything with regard to the women’s tournaments in those countries and continued to play, even though Venus sits on the board of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and could have done something.

Pro Tennis is very political, and its politics are anti-Semitic. It’s just that simple.

The ATP regrets to announce that the inaugural Negev Israel Open in Tel Aviv, Israel, will not take place in 2014 due to security concerns arising from the military conflict in the region. The Negev Israel Open had been set to become the first ATP World Tour event in Israel since 1996. The tournament, previously hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia, had been due to take place from 15-21 September.

Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: “We regret the ATP World Tour event in Tel Aviv, Israel, will not take place this year. Sadly, we do not feel we can proceed as planned given the situation in the region. Ensuring the security of our players, fans and all those involved in organising a world-class event, is our number one priority. We hope to be back in Tel Aviv next year. In the meantime, and much more importantly, we hope for a swift return to peace in the region.”

Mr. Asaf Tochmeir, Chairman of the Israeli Tennis Association, said: “We regret the ATP’s decision. We at the ITA have done everything to ensure a successful ATP event takes place in Israel. We have raised sufficient funding and have taken care of all organisational requirements.”

Like Tochmeir said, this would have been a very safe and secure tournament. ATP hosts events in Qatar and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates, countries which don’t allow Israeli Jews to enter their borders to play. And you can bet either of those tournaments is far less safe and easily bombed. We know how easy it was for Israeli secret agents–none of whom has ever been caught–to sneak into a Dubai hotel room and clean the world of HAMAS arms dealer Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh.

Heck, they even host tennis tournaments in Munich. And, as the ghosts of the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team can tell you, it’s not exactly a safe place to compete.

Ask yourself where you’d be more safe–at a tennis tournament where the “security” are TSA types who wear very cute matching t-shirts; English Bobby types with no guns but with some really snazzy batons, walkie-talkies, and cellphones; or elite Israeli security. I know which I would pick.

But the ATP made a different choice, not motivated by security concerns. This isn’t about safety.

It’s about using the slightest excuse to screw Israel and the Jews again. That’s what pro tennis does because we tolerate it.

That Was Then . . .


This Is Now . . .


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18 Responses


first post is an ace…

kirche61 on August 6, 2014 at 10:12 am

Debbie, what do you expect of the Assholes, Twats and Perps?

Do you expect them to be better than Massive Bastards/Losers, National Babymamas/Assholes, National Felons League?

I don’t. I hope your fast went well.

I watch Riff-Trax, not professional sports. Nice BritRiff of “Scared To Death,” starring Bela Lugosi. I also have season tickets to our local college Division I Hockey team. Good place to watch Hockey and grab a hotdog. Otherwise, I ignore professional sports—worthless scumbuckets, as you know MUCH better than me.

Occam's Tool on August 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

It would not surprise me if Obama/Kerry had something to do with this, as a way of pressuring Israel to concede to Hamas in negotiations.

Little Al on August 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

i still want dna testing to prove the williams “sisters” aren’t in fact men. the pta is controlled by leftist tools.

frank on August 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

Let ATP rot. I am sure that ISIS is a big supporter of tennis.

Worry01 on August 6, 2014 at 11:27 am

Tennis is much less worth watching nowadays anyway. The women were never worth watching, and the men are all groundstrokers. The latter is not surprising because even grass has been treated to decrease skids and indoor surfaces have been made slower.

skzion on August 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    The Williams thugette ruined women’s tennis worse than Dr. Renee Richards.

    DS_ROCKS! on August 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Debbie what do you expect from an organization run by a guy whose last name is other word for toilet. Chris Ka-mode is a lilly livered bozo in the same mode as Roger Goodall and the retired David Stern. Now don’t get me wrong I like to watch tennis especially the US Open and Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal is pretty good and so is Maria Sharapova(whoa mamma). She has this rivalry going on with that dude Serena Williams thats alos fun to watch. With my time being limited with work and young kids the continuing shaft being given to Israeli tennis players by dweebs like Ka-mode makes me want to change my sports viewing habits. Oh well there’s always soccer(yeah right).

Ken b on August 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

How offensive and ridiculous!
I’m sorry but comparing the holocaust to a bullshit tennis match.
These are not equal things.

The holocaust involved murder, torture, and decimation of an entire group of people based on their religion.

The tennis boycott is about a game and advertiser dollars. There is no death involved. Nobody is or will be tortured. There is no extermination of a people.

You should be ashamed of this post.

Holocaust Israel Open Boycott

PSM (or PMS?): Only a moron (that’s who you see in the mirror) wouldn’t know that the Nazis began their persecution of the Jews by boycotting Jewish products and businesses and refusing Jews entry into many places, events, and so on. This is exactly how the Holocaust began, which I know well as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Ever heard the word, “Judenrein”? Google it. I know it’s difficult to exercise your fingers that way, but try it. You should be ashamed of your ignorance. Sadly, I don’t think a cure has been found yet. DS

PSM on August 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Kristallnacht didn’t kill many people, either. It was an assault against Jewish property. It’s how it begins.

    Always nice to hear from the idiot contingent.

    Occam's Tool on August 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

Your pathetic premature diversionary tactic only shows how feeble your mind is because the comparison is to Islamic Apartheid not the Holocaust.

And yes PMS wombat the architects of the original Apartheid were influenced by the architects of the holocaust. Just as you are.

If you knew anything about history you would understand why your post is an embarrassment to the people who put these stupid ideas in your stupid Islamic head but you don’t.

Islam is proof against embarrassment because it is also proof against knowledge and understanding. It is also proof against any kind sophisticated political development.

Thus you have no shame.

migraineboy on August 6, 2014 at 1:51 pm

It’s a gutless decision by what has become a gutless body

migraineboy on August 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

What can you anybody expect from the ATP, which is run by an upper class British twit named Chris Commode?

(Chris Commode, however, prefers that you spell his last name the British way: “Kermode.”)

Ralph Adamo on August 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Kind of like Hyacinth “Bouquet” Bucket.

    john on August 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      LOL! Well played, john.

      Let’s say we indulge in the fun fantasy of imagining Mr. Commode with the Bucket woman on an elevator stuck between floors.

      Excuse me, it’s late. 🙂

      lee of the lower case "l" on August 7, 2014 at 1:23 am

Debbie, I thought that I read on your site a few years ago that you admired the Williams sisters. I recall that they actually stood up for Israel back then. I don’t remember exactly what happened but I seem to recall that you said that they were “ok.”

J: NO. NO. NO. I have NEVER said I admired the Williams Sisters. EVER. Your memory is false. And, NO, they did NOT stand up for Israel. Not then, not now. Not ever. Your recollection deceives you. DS

Jeff on August 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Too bad Hamas doesn’t spend more time playing tennis, rather than following their evil child molesting and slavery promoting prophet Mohammad. Nobody should ever follow that piece of trash Mohammad.

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