B’nai B’rith denounces attacks on Ronaldo

February 18, 2016 by J-Wire News Service
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Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has denounced the outrageous attacks on Spanish soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on social media after he announced on his Twitter account that he has appeared in a new commercial for the Israeli communications company Hot  and posted the ad.

Some of the attacks on the Real Madrid player included comments such as: “You’re just on the wrong side of history… You’re so deceptive… The oppressed children of Gaza and Palestine will never forgive you for having sold your soul to Israel apartheid. What a disgrace.  WTF Israel ? MY Idol is Messi Now u are shit; I love Ronaldo but when I seen [sic] this video now I hate him;  Due to tweets such as this , you lose a lot of supporters in Arab nations #free_Palestine, you need to avoid supporting Israel; Lost respect for Ronaldo.”

Ronaldo has refused to pull his tweet.

 

 

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the ADC, issued the following statement:

“The attacks on Cristiano Ronaldo are offensive, unfair and misguided. We commend him for doing the right thing and for not bowing to the bullying and vilification campaign that has been unleashed against him by anti-Israeli activists. The attempt to defame and malign any public figure who is in any way associated with Israel is not new, and is part of the anti-Semitic BDS effort to undermine the Jewish state and to isolate it economically and politically.  By viciously targeting celebrities such as Ronaldo and by singling out only Israel for blame and censure, these haters impede constructive dialogue and engagement between Israelis and Palestinians and harm the chances of peace. The ADC stands by Ronaldo and wholeheartedly supports his principled stance.”

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One Response to “B’nai B’rith denounces attacks on Ronaldo”
  1. Henry Herzog says:

    Are you joking, the Anti Deformation Commission is defending a bigot and homophobe. It appears that you’re more like a Right-wing political commission.

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