woensdag 23 oktober 2013
Gulf states warned over snubbing Israeli swimmers
Qatar and UAE censored Israel’s name and flag; international governing body says ‘these things will not happen anymore’.
The organizers of the Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday failed to show the Israeli flag in their computer graphics displaying the races, substituting a white flag in its place, and failed to display the country name “Israel” — instead using “IRS” — in several of the cup’s races.
Some races in which Israelis featured were also not broadcast by the Qatar authorities, according to some reports.
The Israeli flag was also removed from outside the venue. A tweet was posted Sunday complaining about the flag’s presence before it was taken down from outside the Aspire Zone, according to the Doha News.
Lees: Zwemkampioenschap Qatar wist Israëlische vlag uit
Our Comment: Can it maybe be that Arabs hate Jews/Israel?