Just as ‘music soothes the savage beast’, it seems the World Cup soothes the savage zionist. I just came back from my romp at the local shopping centre where two weeks ago the mood was vile….

Today it was talk about the World Cup….. who won this….who supported that….

The locals were huddled inside all of the coffee shops and restaurants to watch a game on TV… Slovakia vs. New Zealand…. definitely not the most popular teams in Israel…. but it didn’t matter. It was the World Cup! It was a live game!!

Israelis and Palestinians together again…..
after the horrors at sea that kept us all apart.

If this is what it takes to achieve Peace in the Middle East I am going to advocate that these competitions take place more often….. Anything is worth a try.

In the meantime I’ll circulate the following to insure that there is Peace at least during the games  😉

2010 FIFA World Cup™: Latest Matches

Côte d’Ivoire 0 : 0 Portugal Live update (5′)
New Zealand 1 : 1 Slovakia Highlights

Upcoming matches:
Brazil vs. North Korea 15 Jun 9:30pm (Israel Time) on Channel 2
Honduras vs. Chile 16 Jun 2:30pm (Israel Time) on Channel 1
Spain vs. Switzerland 16 Jun 5:00pm (Israel Time) on Channel 1
South Africa vs. Uruguay 16 Jun 9:30pm (Israel Time) on Channel 1


  1. skulz fontaine said,

    June 15, 2010 at 15:41

    Soccer! Goal!!! Didn’t Germany stomp a mudhole in Australia. Wow that was embarrassing for the ‘great and wonderful Oz’. Oh yeah. I admit that expressing any manner of glee at the German’s dismantling of Australia is probably politically incorrect. Hmmm, might even spark a war between Germany and Australia. However, I did NOT make any mention of ‘Free Gaza Movements’ or none such like that and ergo, I won’t have to be censored by Juan Cole.
    Why do “they” do that? You know really important types that live in that rarified stratosphere of influential punditry? So anytime that lowly unpeople types make a mention of freeing Gaza well, that’s just icky and isn’t to be tolerated or allowed. So if and when one does make a mention of freeing Gaza well, “comment disallowed by moderator.”
    Oh yeah and I forgot, Germany wins the World Cup.

  2. June 15, 2010 at 20:34


  3. Bonnie said,

    June 15, 2010 at 21:16

    How dumb! While the world goes to hell in a hand basket!

    I advocate sitting down at a Conference.

  4. aufzuleiden said,

    June 18, 2010 at 06:24

    It just goes to prove how similar we all are – how we all want the same things from life but go about different ways of getting them. In South Africa there’s a mega-church that let in hundreds of homeless squatters to watch the World Cup game between Bufana Bufana (Republic of South Africa) and Uruguay. They were given a meal and a sermon (nothing in life is free), and then, they were able to watch the game on a projection screen. Alas, the home crowd was disappointed by the surprisingly well played game of Uruguay, but these poor South Africans, none of whom had homes of their own, only wanted to share a moment of glory with the people that they will never even be in the same room with; they wanted to experience the sense of community that comes from cheering on ‘their’ team.

    Unfortunately, the socio-economic realities are not changed when the game ends – the homeless are still without a place to lay their heads when the final whistle blows, but for a brief moment – for the time that they were all gathered together in that church – they were not homeless, they were football fans. They were part of a larger community that transcends your ‘station’ in life – it doesn’t matter whether or not you live in a brownstone in New York, a shanty in Soweto or the White House in D.C. – if you are enjoying the “Beautiful Game” you aren’t alone.

    Can sport bring peace? Why not? Every four years we have the Olympics and ‘suspend’ aggressions so that athletes from all over the world can come together to compete – in peace. It has become so commercial, unfortunately, that the focus is far more on the winning of medals than on the importance of people from so many countries being in the same place at the same time. Why shouldn’t we do this more often – but with other things – musical Olympics – writing Olympics – creative competitions to bring together the creative minds from every nation to work on the ‘world culture’.

    We can do better – if we want to – it’s a matter of will.

    Wie viel ist Aufzuleiden!

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