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Israel: “Es lamentable que el fútbol argentino haya cedido al odio”

El ministro israelí de Relaciones Exteriores, Avigdor Lieberman, acusó este miércoles a la Argentina de haber cedido a “los que predican el odio contra Israel” al suspender el partido de fútbol amistoso que debían disputar ambas selecciones en Jerusalén.

“Es lamentable que la élite del fútbol argentino no haya podido resistir a las presiones de los que predican el odio contra Israel y cuyo único objetivo es violar el derecho fundamental a defendernos y destruir Israel”, afirmó Lieberman en un tuit.

La embajada de Israel en Buenos Aires anunció el martes la “suspensión” de este partido por las “amenazas y provocaciones” contra Lionel Messi“que lógicamente suscitaron la solidaridad de sus pares”.

Se trata de la primera reacción de un ministro israelí tras el anuncio. Poco antes de las declaraciones de Lieberman, un responsable del ministerio israelí de Deportes no había descartado que finalmente el partido pudiera jugarse.

“Esperamos una decisión final. Todavía tengo una esperanza de que la decisión final pueda ser diferente”, declaró el director general del ministerio de Deportes Yossie Sharabi.

El encuentro, previsto para el sábado en Jerusalén, era el último preparatorio antes del debut de Argentina en Rusia 2018, el 16 de junio en Moscú frente a Islandia.

En los últimos días los palestinos habían pedido a Lionel Messi no participar en este partido que califican de operación política de Israel.

El martes varios militantes palestinos se concentraron en el campo donde entrenaba la selección argentina, en Barcelona, con una camiseta de la selección albiceleste teñida de rojo sangre y gritando para que no participaran en el partido.

Fuente: AFP

Israel’s Netanyahu warns of rise of “extremist forces”/ Video

Benjamin Netanyahu

Speaking in France, the Israeli prime minister says militants seek to destroy “anyone that stands in their way”.

“Israel and UK are united against terrorism”

Tzipi Hotovely

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded to the murderous attack, believed to be perpetrated by terrorists, in Manchester Monday night, saying Israel and the United Kingdom were allies in the war on terror.

The bombing, which targeted a pop music concert by singer Ariana Grande, left at least 22 people dead and 59 wounded.

“Deep sorrow on the loss of innocent young life in terrible Manchester attack,” Hotovely wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Israel with the UK in the fight against terror.”

UK police say the attack was apparently a suicide bombing, and that the investigation is treating the attack as an act of terror, though no official statement confirming it as such has yet been released.

The attack was carried out at 10:33 p.m. local time by a lone bomber, police say, though they have yet to determine whether the bomber acted alone or in conjunction with larger terror network.

Grande, whose show was the scene of the attack, wrote to fans that she was “broken” after the bombing.

“[F]rom the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. i [sic] don’t have words.” The singer cancelled the remainder of her overseas engagements.

Vice-President of Interlitq briefly detained by Israeli police

Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, Vice-President of Interlitq

Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, Vice-President of Interlitq

Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, the Palestinian diplomat and intellectual who is a Vice-President of Interlitq, has been briefly detained by the Israeli police.

Jerusalem Gay Pride: Israel teenage stabbing victim dies

A candlelight vigil for Shira Banki in Tel Aviv on Sunday

A candlelight vigil for Shira Banki in Tel Aviv on Sunday

A teenage girl who was stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem has died from her wounds, doctors say.

Shira Banki, 16, was one of six people attacked at the event on Thursday.

Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, who carried out a similar attack in 2005, was arrested at the scene.

Israel’s government would have “zero tolerance” for Jewish extremists, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a security cabinet meeting on Sunday.

His comments also followed a separate attack in which an 18-month old Palestinian child died when his West Bank home was firebombed by suspected Jewish settlers.

The cabinet approved new measures to tackle ultra-nationalist violence against Palestinians, including detention without trial of Israelis.

The policy of detention without trial has long been used against Palestinians, but observers believe it has rarely been used against Israelis.

No arrests have been made so far in the case.