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In Win For Boycott Movement, Argentine Soccer Team Cancels Match In Israel

Of course, we praise Argentina for supporting the BDS movement, but … keep in mind that even the BDS serves the Zionist plans. Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism, stated that the establishment of a “Jewish” state would cure anti-Semitism, but at the same time promoted anti-Semitism to further his cause. In his diary, he stated: “It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. To the people, they would vouch for the fact that we do not wish to bring about the impoverishment of the countries that we leave. At first they must not be given large fees for this; otherwise, we shall spoil our instruments and make them despicable as ‘stooges of the Jews.’ Later their fees will increase, and in the end, we shall have only Gentile officials in the countries from which we have emigrated. The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies.” (The Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl. Vol. 1, edited by Raphael Patai, translated by Harry Zohn, page 83-84)

Argentinian Soccer Team Argentine soccer players Lionel Messi (2nd from left), Marcos Rojo (2nd from right) and Sergio Aguero (center) attend a training session at the FC Barcelona “Joan Gamper” sports center in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images
“In win for boycott movement, Argentine soccer team cancels match in Israel,”
JERUSALEM — In what might be the biggest victory yet for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Argentina’s national soccer team announced Tuesday that it was canceling a friendly match against Israel’s national team after facing political pressure.
Protesters outside the team’s Barcelona practice facility have displayed soccer jerseys dabbed with red paint resembling blood stains, and players and their families, particularly star player Lionel Messi, have reportedly received death threats. These were also among the reasons cited by Israeli leaders and Argentine representatives as to why the team decided not to go ahead with the match, which was scheduled for Saturday in Jerusalem.
For the BDS movement, which aims to pressure Israel into complying with international law vis-a-vis its policies toward the Palestinians, however, the cancellation of the highly anticipated match is perhaps its biggest coup to date.
The game, just a week before the opening of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament in Russia, was politically charged almost from the start.
Initially, it had been slated to take place in the northern city of Haifa, but Israel’s minister of culture and sports, Miri Regev, decided to switch the venue to Jerusalem. The move angered Palestinians who do not accept Israeli sovereignty over the city. But Regev said that, as Israel’s capital, Jerusalem was the appropriate venue for such a prestigious game. About 30,000 tickets were sold for the match.
On Sunday, Regev told Israel’s Army Radio that Messi’s visit to Israel was an incredible public relations coup for the country and that he would “kiss the Western Wall” and “shake hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”
 
But Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, said the Palestinians would not allow the game to take place. At a protest Sunday outside the offices of the Argentine representative in Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital, he said he had sent a letter to the Argentine Football Association urging it to cancel the match.
The letter was also “intended for Messi,” he said, “who is a symbol of love and peace, and who is a UNICEF ambassador for spreading love and tolerance. We demand that he not serve as a means to beautify the fascist occupation’s image and its racist policy.”
 
“Starting from today, we will begin a campaign against the Argentine [Football] Association, and we will personally target Messi, who has tens of millions of fans in Arab states, Islamic states, in Asia, in Africa, and in states that are friends of the Palestinian people,” he said.
He called on “everyone to burn their Messi shirts and pictures and renounce him.”

Waking up to the news Wednesday that Argentina had canceled the match, Israeli leaders denounced Rajoub, saying it was his incitement against Messi and the Argentines that caused them to withdraw. They called Rajoub’s messages “terror threats.”

In her initial response, Regev said that “since they announced they would play against Israel, various terror groups have been sending messages and letters to players on the Argentina national team and their relatives, including clear threats to hurt them and their families. “These included video clips of dead children,” local media reported.

Israel’s Football Association said it would send an official complaint against Rajoub’s actions to FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. “The association views with severity the physical and brutal threats that crossed every red line made by the head of the Palestinian association, Jibril Rajoub,” wrote Ofer Eini, the head of Israel’s Football Association.

In an attempt to get the match back on track, Netanyahu called Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Tuesday night. But the South American leader said he did not have the ability to influence the national team’s decision, at least if the match took place in Jerusalem.

Tensions have been high between Israelis and Palestinians over the past few months, following a decision by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The move has been fiercely protested by Palestinians and seen as illegal by most of the world.

In addition, Israel has faced sharp international criticism for its lethal response to ongoing protests along its border with the Gaza Strip. Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Palestinian enclave in 2005. But after the militant Islamist movement Hamas, which has been labeled a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States, took control of the strip more than a decade ago, Israel imposed a land and sea blockade on the territory. Egypt also has kept its crossing into Gaza closed for much of the past 10 years.

A growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza has pushed its residents to start protesting. In late March, thousands began weekly protests demanding both a right to return to the land that is now inside Israel and a solution to the crisis facing more than 2 million residents. Israel has said that Hamas has used these protests as cover to breakthrough the border fence and infiltrate into Israel.

On May 14, the day the U.S. Embassy was officially inaugurated in Jerusalem, tensions were further inflamed, and Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinian protesters and wounded thousands.

The images of Palestinians killed and injured juxtaposed with Trump’s daughter Ivanka at the central event opening the new embassy drew strong condemnation, and international calls to hold Israel accountable have increased. There is often pressure on celebrities and high-profile individuals not to perform in or visit Israel.

In recent years, several artists have canceled tour dates in Israel, either for political reasons or because of ongoing violence. Last December, New Zealand singer Lorde canceled her scheduled concert dates in Israel, and in 2010, the Pixies decided not to perform after the Israeli military raided a Turkish ship bringing aid for the Gaza Strip, an operation that killed nine people. (The band later played in Israel in 2014.)

Elvis Costello also canceled two shows in Israel in 2010, saying that “sometimes silence in music is better than adding to the static.” In 2014, when Israel was waging a 50-day war with Hamas-governed Gaza, several artists — including Lana Del Rey, Neil Young and the Backstreet Boys — postponed or canceled shows.

The Israeli government, which says that the boycott campaign actively promotes the country’s demise and denies Israel’s basic right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state, has ramped up efforts in recent years to fight back against BDS. Last month, the Giro d’Italia international cycling event kicked off in Jerusalem.

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COMMENTARY: Missing Argentinian Submarine Closer To London

Below you will find a Google translation of an article recently published today in a Spanish newspaper called “Diario 16”. We have also posted the original article below the translation. Knowing who the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri responds to, and how he continues the Kirchner saga selling out the country to the enemy, it comes as no surprise that this submarine could have been destroyed by a missile if it got anywhere close to the Falklands. Was the submarine in a secret mission while navigating close to the islands? Is the Argentinian government allowing the US and UK ‘play war’ in the Argentinian Sea?  

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“Missing Argentinian Submarine, Closer to London,” Source: diario16.com

Different conversations between the Argentine military, which Diario16 has had access to, lead us to believe that the vanished ARA San Juan was attacked by English missiles.

When political or State interests precede the duty of leaders to inform the people, especially when it comes to events which have resulted in a direct attack to citizens, it is often the case that these events become concealed.

It is quite possibly this is what is happening in Argentina in reference to the disappearance of the military submarine ARA San Juan. According to different audio recordings of communications between Argentine militaries to which Diario16 has had access, the reason for the collapse and disappearance of the ship had nothing to do with an internal explosion but, according to these testimonies, it was an external explosion produced by a missile fired by the British Naval Forces found in the Falkland Islands.

The first testimony is as follows: “One of the doctors here has a son working in the navy. A week ago it was of general knowledge that the submarine was 400 meters deep because it was bombed, torpedoed. It left Tierra del Fuego and approached the Falklands and an English submarine torpedoed and destroyed it. They will not say it because we will end up in another war. That’s what happened. Unfortunately, they are all dead and you have to see when they will confirm all that Unfortunately, it is reality ».

The second testimony is a dialogue between two Argentine militaries:

«Military 1: Confirmed. Sunken by England

»Military 2: Sons of bitches. Back to war?

»Military 1: We are prepared to go to war, to mobilize the navy and the air force.

»Military 2: In QRB there is a sizing».

The third testimony is the most extensive and explains what, according to these militaries, is a fact confirmed and being hidden:

“Four days ago, people who are in Prefecture said that the high command knew that a missile hit the ship. They found it 200 km from the Falklands, outside the area of naval coverage that we have in Argentina. I do not know if it was done by the North American Air Force, but they say it was the English. This was known by the high commanders 4 days ago and they did not tell the bosses or the president of the nation. Since yesterday heads are beginning to roll. They will change the heads of the 4 forces and all the high commands that were available to the operative. They were attacked by an underwater missile and they already knew it. To avoid international problems they said nothing. They went to a reconnaissance of the land and the submarine was only for 32 people and there were 44 people, with 4 divers, that nobody knows what those 4 divers do inside the submarine. Supposedly there was no operation for these people to be there. I know because Patricio is commenting. Obviously, here, inside the regiment, we know it. Supposedly the submarine was recognizing the place, left the area in which they were authorized, they saw something strange, they ordered them to follow, it was all secret, and obviously found an English missile and attacked and blew to hell. They knew they had gone to a place where they did not have to be. They found them near Malvinas. Will the English wait for them to touch land or do something? No. They did all the pantomime because it did not suit politically for Argentina because what are we going to do, bomb the Falklands? We know this from Prefecture ».

“Four days ago, people who are in Prefecture said that the high command knew that a missile hit the ship. They found it 200 km from the Falklands, outside the area of naval coverage that we have in Argentina. I do not know if it was done by the North American Air Force, but they say it was the English. This was known by the high commanders 4 days ago and they did not tell the bosses or the president of the nation. Since yesterday heads are beginning to roll. They will change the heads of the 4 forces and all the high commands that were available to the operative. They were attacked by an underwater missile and they already knew it. To avoid international problems they said nothing. They went to a reconnaissance of the land and the submarine was only for 32 people and there were 44 people, with 4 divers, that nobody knows what those 4 divers do inside the submarine. Supposedly there was no operation for these people to be there. I know because Patricio is commenting. Obviously, here, inside the regiment, we know it. Supposedly the submarine was recognizing the place, left the area in which they were authorized, they saw something strange, they ordered them to follow, it was all secret, and obviously found an English missile and attacked and blew to hell. They knew they had gone to a place where they did not have to be. They found them near Malvinas. Will the English wait for them to touch land or do something? No. They did all the pantomime because it did not suit politically for Argentina because what are we going to do, bomb the Falklands? We know this from Prefecture ».

If what is stated in these conversations were true, the incident would be a casus belli. But what would Argentina do? To enter into war again with one of the greatest war powers on the planet? Obviously, no, and that is why it would be necessary for the people to know nothing.

If what is stated in these conversations were true, the incident would be a casus belli. But what would Argentina do? To enter into war again with one of the greatest war powers on the planet? Obviously, no, and that is why it would be necessary for the people to know nothing.

In the villages of southern Spain, with different versions, the story of the good pipe in front of a fireplace or taking the fresco (there was no television) was told in the family. Someone who begins by asking, “Do you want me to tell you the story of the good pipe?” And everyone answered “Yes,” to which the first said “I did not say yes or no, I just asked if you want me to tell you the story of the good pipe », and so you could spend hours like that and never get anywhere. The same thing is happening here. Did the British Naval Force bomb the ARA San Juan? The Argentine military responds yes but its government does not confirm it nor, of course, the British authorities of the Malvinas, but did it bomb the Naval Force …? Allegedly the Argentine military claims that the submarine was sunk but its government does not confirm or deny it. Diario16 does not say yes or no if they want to tell the story of the good pipe.

“El submarino argentino desaparecido se acerca a Londres,” Source: diario16.com

Cuando los intereses políticos o la razón de Estado se anteponen al deber de los gobernantes de informar al pueblo, sobre todo cuando se trata de temas en los que se ha producido un atentado a los ciudadanos, suele ocurrir que esa anteposición se convierte en ocultación y en hurto para salvar intereses privados, ya sean personales, ya sean políticos, ya sean estatales.

Posiblemente esto sea lo que esté ocurriendo en Argentina en referencia a la desaparición del submarino militar ARA San Juan. Según diferentes grabaciones de comunicaciones de militares argentinos a las que ha tenido acceso Diario16 la razón del hundimiento y desaparición de la nave no tuvo nada que ver una explosión interna sino que, según estos testimonios, fue una explosión externa producida por un misil disparado por las Fuerzas Navales británicas que se encuentran en las Islas Malvinas.

El primer testimonio es el siguiente: «Uno de los médicos de acá el hijo trabaja en la naval y tiene la posta. Hace una semana se sabía lo del submarino que está a 400 metros de profundidad porque lo bombardearon, lo torpedearon. Salió de Tierra de Fuego y se acercó por demás a las Malvinas y un submarino inglés lo torpedeó y lo destrozó. No lo van a decir porque terminamos en otra guerra. Eso es lo que pasó. Lamentablemente están todos muertos y hay que ver cuándo van a confirmar todo ese tema. Lamentablemente es la realidad».

El segundo testimonio es un diálogo entre dos militares argentinos:

«Militar 1: Confirmado. Hundido por Inglaterra

»Militar 2: La concha de la reputa madre que lo parió. ¿Retorno a la guerra?

»Militar 1: Estamos preparados para ir a la guerra, a movilizar la armada a la fuerza aérea.

»Militar 2: En QRB hay un apresto».

El tercer testimonio es el más extenso y explica lo que, según estos militares, es un hecho confirmado y que se está ocultando:

«Gente que está en Prefectura hace cuatro días dijeron que los altos mandos que sabían que un misil le pegó al buque. Lo encontraron a 200 km de las Malvinas, fuera del área de cobertura naval que tenemos en Argentina. No sé si será de la Fuerza Aérea Norteamericana, pero dicen que fueron los ingleses. Esto lo sabían los altos mandos hace 4 días y no se lo dijeron ni a los jefes ni al presidente de la nación. Desde ayer cortaron cabezas. Se van a cambiar los jefes de las 4 fuerzas y todos los altos mandos que estaban a disposición del operativo. Fueron atacados por un misil submarino y que ya lo sabían. Para evitar problemas internacionales no dijeron nada. Fueron a un reconocimiento del terreno y el submarino sólo era para 32 personas e iban 44 personas, con 4 buzos, que nadie sabe qué hacen esos 4 buzos dentro del submarino. Supuestamente no había ningún operativo para que esa gente estuviera ahí. Yo lo sé porque en Patricio se está comentando. Obviamente, acá, dentro del regimiento lo sabemos. Supuestamente el submarino estaba reconociendo el lugar, se fue del área en que estaban autorizados, vieron algo raro, les ordenaron que siguieran, que fuera todo secreto, y obviamente los encontró un misil inglés y los atacaron y los hicieron volar a la mierda. Sabían que habían ido a un lugar donde no tenían que estar. Los encontraron cerca de Malvinas. ¿Van a esperar los ingleses a que toquen tierra o que hagan algo? No. Hicieron toda la pantomima esta porque no convenía ni políticamente para la Argentina porque ¿qué vamos a hacer, bombardear Malvinas? Esto lo sabemos desde Prefectura».

Reproductor de audioNadie ha confirmado aún nada y todo indica que fuera lo que fuese lo que ocurrió con el ARA San Juan el pueblo argentino va a quedarse sin saberlo porque lo ocultarán o darán una versión distorsionada para contentar a las familias de los 44 muertos y que no se vean afectadas las razones de Estado o los intereses de las élites políticas, financieras y empresariales del país.

Si lo que se afirman en estas conversaciones fuera cierto, el incidente sería un casus belli. Pero, ¿qué haría Argentina? ¿Entrar en guerra nuevamente con una de las potencias bélicas más grandes del planeta? Evidentemente, no y por eso sería necesario que el pueblo no sepa nada.

¿Es descartable que el hecho sea real? No lo es. En España tenemos experiencia de cómo se las gastan los británicos cuando alguien entra en sus colonias. Pero tampoco se puede afirmar tan rotundamente como lo hacen estos militares porque nadie lo ha confirmado oficialmente ni hay pruebas reales para que desde los medios de comunicación se fuerce esa confirmación.

En los pueblos del sur de España, con diferentes versiones, se contaba en familia El cuento de la buena pipa frente a una chimenea o tomando el fresco (no existía la televisión). Alguien preguntaba «¿Quieres que te cuente el cuento de la buena pipa?» y todos contestaban «Sí», a lo que el primero decía «Yo no te digo ni que sí ni que no, yo sólo te digo que si quieres que te cuente el cuento de la buena pipa», y así se podían pasar horas. Con esto ocurre lo mismo. ¿Bombardeó la Fuerza Naval británica al ARA San Juan? Los militares argentinos afirman que sí pero su gobierno no lo confirma ni, por supuesto las autoridades británicas de las Malvinas, pero, ¿bombardeó la Fuerza Naval…? Presuntamente los militares argentinos afirman que el submarino fue hundido pero su gobierno no lo confirma ni lo desmiente. Diario16 no dice que sí ni que no, que si quieren que le cuente el cuento de la buena pipa.