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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    It seems more like there was something wrong with her passport or some other reason they don't have to give for not allowing her into the country.
    Yes, it seems it was the wrong kind. Israeli.

    Seriously, security reasons were given. Some folks just don't buy it.

    PS - All you guys actually think the UAE/Dubai cares about sporting events? That's like half a percent of there actual tourist economy.
    That is to be seen, but I think the answer is "yes".
    It's not the event per se, or the trickle of cash, but the image it leaves. I wouldn't be surprised if they lost money on the event.
    So why do it?
    Image. Promotion.
    They compete against the likes of Thailand, Spain, Portugal, Tunisia and Florida for tourists and need to expand their market to keep things rolling. They also want to attract residents.
    This event has tarnished their image a bit.
    But they could rectify it and come out the better for it by ensuring she has a spot next year.
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Yes, it seems it was the wrong kind. Israeli.

    Seriously, security reasons were given. Some folks just don't buy it.
    Except an Israeli male tennis player was permitted a visa just a couple of days ago.

    And it's obvious what the security reasons were. At the ASB Classic tournament in New Zealand she was given extra security because she became the focus of one of the protests there on the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

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    Except an Israeli male tennis player was permitted a visa just a couple of days ago.
    It's the right thing to do... as I stated, I think they can come out ahead on this.

    And it's obvious what the security reasons were. At the ASB Classic tournament in New Zealand she was given extra security because she became the focus of one of the protests there on the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
    It doesn't change the fact she was denied, or the furor that followed.
    They handled her situation about as badly as possible.
    Allowing the male player can soften the blow they took.
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You can spin it as much as you want, but you started this thread
    Really!? WOW PeteEU, I want whatever it is you're on, because I could SWEAR when I look at the first post it doesn't have Tashah's name on it. Actually, I think I see YOU posting on this thread before Tashah even entered it.

    The pathetic, disgusting underlining reason for this idiotic tirade of yours throughout this entire thread is so evident to anyone who doesn't share such a worthless view that is rather funny.

    Its no surprise you didn't even seem to respond to CC showing your poor facade as the worthless game it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    or deporting people because they're Palestinian?
    Or shooting people cause they're europeans.

    Hey look, I can take something and make a completely non-topic comparison to try to make a ****ty point too!

    Her examples were in line with this...denying people into the country to participate in a sporting event your country lobbied to get based on something like religion or race. Yours has nothing to do with the situation save for your pathetic attempt to go "WAH WAH WAH PALESTINE, ISRAEL BAD!"

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Shaheen View Post
    I think that they just wanted to protect her as Israelis aren't so liked in the UAE.
    Or maybe they're avoiding the talkings of the opposition parties.
    UAE is a peaceful country, I think that they know what are they doing.
    Organizers said that it was because they received reports that locals would boycott the event, not that she was in any danger. If this were the case, this would be yet another reason the UAE should lose WTA and other internationally sanctioned events.
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So? Did the Cuban's denied from the US, support terrorism?
    You posted an article from a Cuban newspaper, but I posed the results of the Games themselves, showing that the Cubans won the gold. How could they have won the gold if they didn't make it to the qualifying tournament you posted a news item about?
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Err, no they were denied to leave through Israel. There are no airports that are not under Israeli control in the Palestinian areas.



    Give me a break. The ultimate hypocritical hyperhole.



    Not the same thing? It is a sports event lol. So what if it is "internationally sanctioned event".. what ever happened to no politics in sport? Hypocrite. Plus it was the Palestinian Youth team.. they represent the Palestinans... so yes it was an "internationally sanctioned event" by any standard. When a team representing a nation goes on tour.. it is. And the reason they were too poor? But the point is yet again, Palestinians were denied visa.



    Of course it is the same. So the British Championship is not an internationally accepted and sanctioned organisation? They are you know... by FIFA and UEFA.



    Nope, just an example of a visa denial.. he happens to be a former sports star.. but /shrug



    The Tibetans would disagree with you.


    And? Still does not change the fact that the US denied visas.



    Lets see.. The Palestinian's were denied by Israel to travel to internationally sanctioned sports events and you gloss over it and mumble something about "it is a war zone". Talk about a double standard and being a hypocrite... is sport not to be mixed with politics?

    A cuban baseball team was denied access to the US, and all you can say is they went on to win the final tournament? You do know that Cubans have hell of a time getting a visa to the US right? That there had to be a new law to make it possible for professional Cuban baseball players to have easier access to the US?

    On top of that you refuse to accept that a Youth Football team representing a country going on a tour in another country is not "internationally sanctioned". Is it because they are poor or kids? Or because they are Palestinians and most likely Muslims that you wont accept this as evidence?

    Also you refuse to accept that work permits (aka Visa's) to the professional football league is "internationally sanctioned".

    How about this one then

    FIFA cancels Fiji/NZ World Cup qualifier over visa impasse

    It has big words like FIFA, visa denied and world cup qualifier. Is that acceptable?

    Or this one

    Home Office rejects Man City move for Iraqi hero midfielder Nashat Akram | Manchester City - Times Online

    Is Manchester City an "internationally sanctioned" team? Hope so, since they playing my home team in the UEFA cup tomorrow....Is he not a big enough "international player"?

    Or this one

    Iran protests U.S. visa denial to blind athletes

    Not only do they deny visa for an internationally sanctioned event, but the athletes are blind! Or do you not accept handicapped sports at a World Championship as "internationally sanctioned events"?

    I have never said there were many but there are quite a few situations where professional and/or national sanctioned sports people have been denied visa's to many countries for many different reasons.

    Nothing more than liberal terrorist rhetoric aimed at disguising the guilt of racist assbags in the UAE.

    You fail.

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Nothing more than liberal terrorist rhetoric aimed at disguising the guilt of racist assbags in the UAE.

    You fail.
    This is not an argument. Seriously do your practice making inane posts?
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Have any of the players protested by dropping out of this tournament?
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    This is not an argument. Seriously do your practice making inane posts?
    It's a statement not an argument. It happens to be the truth and I do not care if you don't like it.

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