BDS REACHES THE TENNIS COURT

Tunisian player refuses to play against an Israeli

Tennis: Malek Jaziri was asked to withdraw before his match against Amir Weintraub
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Tennis: Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri has given a walkover against Israel’s Amir Weinstraub, as he was asked to do by the Tunisian Tennis Federation. The news was confirmed by Tunisia’s state agency.

Malek Jaziri was drawn to play Amir Weintraub in the Quarterfinal of ATP Challenger Tennis tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. But he was sent an email by his country’s federation, which barred him from playing.

Tunisia’s state news agency says the national federation sent an email to Jaziri that stated “you are ordered not to play against the Israeli player.”

Muslim players have refused to play their Israeli opponents in many sports in the past.

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5 Comments

  1. October 13, 2013 at 10:55

    […] Tunisian player refuses to play against an Israeli Tennis: Malek Jaziri was asked to withdraw before his match against Amir Weintraub * * Tennis: Tunisia's Malek Jaziri has given a walkover against…  […]

  2. Wendy Joseph said,

    October 13, 2013 at 11:48

    The more people who refuse to engage in sports with Israel, the better. It is more than not being supportive of the regime, it is being actively supportive of Palestine and the Palestinian people…

  3. Ponce said,

    October 13, 2013 at 21:19

    More countries should do the same……

    V

  4. worker-ant said,

    October 13, 2013 at 22:05

    Thank You, Malek.

  5. October 13, 2013 at 22:22

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