Monday, April 28, 2008

What's the fuss over Chelsea's visit?

It's a really a big fuss over nothing. I am talking about the protest by some groups against the entry of two Israeli members of the English football team Chelsea. The government is right in telling the protestors off.
There's a big difference between the people of Israel and its government. There are orthodox Israelis, secular Israelis and even Arab-Muslims holding Israeli passports. So, are these groups going to lump them together?
What about Israelis holding US passports, which is not uncommon there, or have become Americans? Maybe we should stop watching Larry King on CNN or even Steven Spielberg's movies. They are Jews, after all.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar is right in saying that Chelsea's coach Avram Grant and midfielder Tai Ben Haim are here for football, not politics. Or we should also stop listening to Barbara Streisand and Barry Manilow, too?
Piece of advice - there are only two kinds of people in this world - the good and the bad.

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