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Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

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“The sports boycott of Israel is a key part of any boycott campaign because it is much more visible than a trade or investment boycott and can have an important psychological impact,” Minto said. “We saw this with the successful sports boycotts against apartheid South Africa, which had a big impact in South Africa and around the world.”

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

How well she does at this particular event is not my point. Should she be forced to withdraw at any event where some group is boycotting Israel?

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

Awful thread. But just on the point they make, the precedent was from South African National touring sides in Rugby and Cricket etc not an individual playing by herself in a tournament.
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no. stupid thread and stupid poster.

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

how is this an awful thread? i think the poster is just trying to start a discussion and he doesnt even state his opinion that she should withdraw.

however, i think that NO, peer should no withdraw. like someone mentioned, it's not a really a team sport, so there's really no need to ban one player from playing.

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

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no. stupid thread and stupid poster.
neither the thread, nor the poster, is stupid. I have to question your intelligence however, given your response.


As to the question in the thread title, no. absolutely not. She should NOT be forced to withdraw. Tennis players are independent contractors. They do not represent their countries in any formal way. (You could make a case for banning Israel from Fed Cup, but this isn't about that. Also, the Israel and South Africa situations aren't precisely analogous.) Protesters do, of course, have the right to protest in public spaces near where she's working, if it's legal to do that in Auckland. Or any other country.

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

Yeah - make her withdraw from everything! (OK that WAS a joke).

No of course she shouldn't have to withdraw. The whole situation in that area is very complex - it's very different to South Africa and apartheid.

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

What bullshit. Tennis is an individual sport; she's not a national team or something like that. South African golf and tennis players weren't barred from playing events. It takes an imbalanced individual to equate an individual Israeli athlete with whatever blame Israel deserves for this conflict. Ridiculous.
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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

She shouldn't withdrawn, not in this universe or the next. These people who are saying she should are the small liberals who would be up in arms if someone equated all Muslims with the terrorists yet are apparently happy to hold all Israeli athletes responsible for the countries political policies. And no it won't effective because people will see through the hypocracy in their suggestions.
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Ridiculous - No.

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

She shouldn't be forced to withdraw. As others have already mentioned, she's an individual not a national team. Whatever issues one may have with a country, to take it out on an individual from that country solves nothing. Especially when said individual has no say in the policies and armed tactics of that country.

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Re: Should Peer be forced to withdraw from Auckland?

Nice to see a good debate going. It's topical.

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