ADC welcomes compromise

May 31, 2015 by J-Wire News Service
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Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed the compromise reached at the FIFA congress after the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its call to suspend Israel at FIFA’s world meeting in Zurich.

Dvir Abramowich

Dvir Abramowich

ADC Chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich said: “The bid by the Palestinian Football Association to oust Israel from international soccer competition was a patent attempt to further isolate and malign the Jewish state as part of the Palestinian BDS campaign.

This unilateral and confrontational political move, which sought to use FIFA as a weapon to vilify and harm Israel’s standing, went against the core values of fair play and non-discrimination that are integral to the arena of sport.

We welcome the withdrawal of this one-sided and biased proposal, and applaud FIFA’s leadership and nation members for making it clear that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be left out of a game that is loved and played by billions, and which should serve as a vehicle to promote peace and reconciliation between young people in the Mid-east and around the world.”


2 Responses to “ADC welcomes compromise”
  1. Jan Poddebsky says:

    Members of the Palestinian football team that visited Australia were shown TV footage of a mangled bus and shredded bodies after a terrorist attack in Israel. When asked what they thought of it, one smiling team member said it was war and that’s what you do in war.

  2. Gil Solomon says:

    Here goes Dvir again with his politically correct comment, devoid of any outrage that the proposal was ever brought up, or outrage that the FIFA leadership even considered it in the first place.

    No condemnation from Dvir, only that he welcomes the withdrawal of this “one-sided and biased proposal”.

    Sadly, this is typical of Jewish leadership today.
    Totally spineless.
    I have said it before and I’ll say it again. There needs to be drastic reform to the constitution of various bodies so that election to the top positions is more open to the general public. Try becoming a delegate to the Board of Deputies for example without being nominated by some organisation (i.e. by going through their internal electoral process where the majority of the ill informed and gotten to, decide if you’re in or out).

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