Why does the BBC Sport website need to illustrate the Wales v Israel soccer game with a photo of anti-Israel protesters?
The New York Times becomes a cheerleader for the Palestinian campaign to suspend Israel from FIFA, world soccer’s governing body.
The Times of London reports the Palestinian national soccer team’s difficulties travelling to a tournament but fails to acknowledge Israeli security issues.
HonestReporting gets the correction after Sky Sports erroneously refers to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital.
After reading about Egyptian soccer hooligans’ mayhem, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius makes a compelling comparison between Egyptian soccer hooligans and the “droogs.” They’re the young toughs Anthony Burgess depicted in A Clockwork Orange. (You might be more familiar with Stanley Kubrick’s movie.) Unfortunately, Ignatius also ties in an Israeli comparison that’s much less apt.…
Last night I went to Israel’s European Championship qualifying game against Latvia. 11,000 fans in Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium erupted in the 81st minute as Beram Kayal scored what was to be the winning goal in a 2-1 victory. Nobody cared that Kayal is an Israeli Arab. Nobody cared because this is completely normal in…
How the wire services cynically exploited the 2010 soccer World Cup to produce negative images of Israel.