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Israelis not allowed

I dont think it is right they wont allow Israelis to play certain Arab tournaments

I think Anna can because of the exempt list but no other Israelis and I would just be scared for Anna to go anyway because she could get killed by some wacko jacko there but still in the first place should they have the right to ban Israelis from there tournaments?

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I thought it was the country that banned them, not the tournament? But you're right anyway, they shouldn't have tournaments there but I don't think the WTA really has any principles.
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I don't think Anna nor Tzipora want to play in those tournaments anyway.
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Is this an issue of the two countries not having diplomatic relations?

For example, under US law, if there was a tournament in Cuba, no US player could participate. Of course, that's because of US, rather than Cuban law. Face it, some governments view Israel as a rogue state.

I also don't understand how being onthe exempt list would get AnnaSmash around a legal issue. If the country doesn't allow in Israelis, then being on the exempt list is meaningless.

There are some inconsistencies here.

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You're right Volcana. If there is a tournament held in a country where Israeli citizens are not allowed, no WTA list will get them into that country. They just can't play there.

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Hey, guess what? Players from certain countries can't enter U.S. without being fingerprinted and without their pictures taken while players from other countries are allowed in without any hassle. What's more weird is that, if a certain players name resembles the list of unwanted people in the U.S., that player will not gain entry in the U.S. to play in the WTA sanctioned tournament. I don't know how the WTA lets such a discrimination of treatment amongst its players to continue.

Btw, this topic was discussed extensively (read to death) in the GM.
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Interestingly, there are quite a few countries with pronounced anti-Jewish bigotry that let Israelis in to play tennis tournaments. Oh for the means to see into people's hearts!

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Just out of curiousity, is Anna Smashnova Jewish? Not that I expect anyone to know...
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Anna is Jewish thats why she left Belarus or USSR then

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I see, thanks.
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Hey, guess what? Players from certain countries can't enter U.S. without being fingerprinted and without their pictures taken while players from other countries are allowed in without any hassle. What's more weird is that, if a certain players name resembles the list of unwanted people in the U.S., that player will not gain entry in the U.S. to play in the WTA sanctioned tournament. I don't know how the WTA lets such a discrimination of treatment amongst its players to continue.

Btw, this topic was discussed extensively (read to death) in the GM.
Wow i never new that that is quite harsh and should not be that Discriminated among certain players

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No Anna P is not allowed to enter the tournaments at Doha or Dhabi, either is Tzipora, and yet it is because they are Jewish.

Politics should never be involved in sports. and yes your right I don't support Tournaments which show a racial inequality within the organization.
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Well this is what they should be writing tennis articles about. Interview Anna and ask her what she thinks of it all, that'd be a great read.
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Originally Posted by eta psi
Hey, guess what? Players from certain countries can't enter U.S. without being fingerprinted and without their pictures taken while players from other countries are allowed in without any hassle. What's more weird is that, if a certain players name resembles the list of unwanted people in the U.S., that player will not gain entry in the U.S. to play in the WTA sanctioned tournament. I don't know how the WTA lets such a discrimination of treatment amongst its players to continue.

Btw, this topic was discussed extensively (read to death) in the GM.
Could we have some names? Don't remember it being discussed before, sorry.
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its probably also got to do with their safety, and im sure tzipi and anna would feel a bit uncomfortable playing in those places anyway.

and as someone said, if cuba ever held an event, us players would not be allowed to compete

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