Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display" - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
The Jabberwock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 768
                     
Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2...ali-event.html

Lisicki, Date join list of 12 for Bali event

Ary Hermawan , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Thu, 10/29/2009 1:54 PM | Sports

Germany's Sabine Lisicki and Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan have been given wild cards for the last two berths at the inaugural Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali next week.

The two players, whose inclusions were announced Wednesday in a press release, will join 10 other players who qualified for the event after winning at least one of the 30 WTA Tour-sanctioned international tournaments.

Among the contenders at the US$600,000 season-ending event is Shahar Peer of Israel, whose qualification has drawn media attention, given the sensitivity within the Indonesian public - predominantly Muslims - stemming from what they consider Israel's tough stance on Palestine.

The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday that the Indonesian government had granted a visa to Peer, although Jakarta has no diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv and has long been a harsh critic of the country.

The government's decision has left the 22-year-old visibly relieved.

"I'm happy this issue has been settled and that I can play in Bali," Peer said as quoted by The Jerusalem Post.

"I'm looking forward to this event and I'm especially pleased with the fact that the Dubai scandal did not repeat itself."

In February, Peer missed out on the Dubai Tennis Championships after the United Arab Emirates, which also has no diplomatic relation with Israel, denied her a visa, citing security fears.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah, when asked about Peer's coming to Indonesia, said he would seek confirmation from the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore.

"Looking at the past, I think there's no reason to bar her from coming to Indonesia for a sporting event as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display at the tournament, such as the flag," he said.

Israeli citizens with dual nationalities often use their second passport to enter Indonesia. An affidavit is usually issued for Israelis with a single nationality, as Indonesian immigration officers do not stamp Israeli passports.

In June, the government allowed four Israelis to attend a UN meeting that it hosted on Palestine.

Peer qualified for the Bali event, running from Nov. 4 to 8, after winning back-to-back titles in Guangzhou and Tashkent in September.

She made headlines earlier in the year over the Dubai debacle, which came amid outrage in the Muslim world over the Israeli military offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

"We have worked very hard to make the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions one of the best tournaments on *the WTA* Tour, and I am sure that players and fans will enjoy an exciting week of tennis in a spectacular location in Bali," the tournament director was quoted as saying.

Bali contenders
Marion Bartoli (FRA), Smantha Stosur (AUS), Yanina Wickmayer (BEL), Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP), Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP), Melinda Czink (HUN), Aravane Rezai (FRA), Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK), Shahar Peer (ISR), Agnes Szavay (HUN), Sabine Lisicki (GER), Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN)
The Jabberwock is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 9,069
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

I feel so sorry for Shahar, what is the world coming to. honestly.
Dani12 is offline  
post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
The Jabberwock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 768
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

I don't want to reveal the following top secret:
Shahar has a small icon of the Israeli flag on the back of her shoes.
Please keep it privately in order to let her play the event.
Thank you.
The Jabberwock is offline  
post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 10,008
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

oh what a nice provocation, maybe if you stir things up enough she won't be able to play and you will be able to post another popular thread with dozens of responses. I am so proud of you
shirgan is offline  
post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:21 PM
Senior Member
 
olivero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,614
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

It would be amazing if Shahar would win this tournament or at least reach the final.
olivero is offline  
post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Harvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12,781
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

well the main thing is that she can play, we cant really ask for much more than that right now...

this all goes a shitload deeper than her just not being allowed to run around with a flag which some people here dont understand for some reason..

dellacqua dokic groth molik stosur
holland mirkovic moore rogowska wejnert
clijsters hantuchova jankovic sharapova venus
Harvs is offline  
post #7 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
The Jabberwock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 768
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

Quote:
Originally Posted by shirgan View Post
oh what a nice provocation, maybe if you stir things up enough she won't be able to play and you will be able to post another popular thread with dozens of responses. I am so proud of you

It's on Israeli press.
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3798177,00.html

Anyway, I asked to keep it privately...
The Jabberwock is offline  
post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 10,008
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Jabberwock View Post

It's on Israeli press.
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3798177,00.html

Anyway, I asked to keep it privately...
sadly like more than a few Israelis, you seem to be completely addicted to the drama of it all, you have no regard to what it takes to build something with value and preserve it
shirgan is offline  
post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 11,796
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

Indonesia has no diplomatic relations with Israel. Did you expect the Indonesian Government to hand out a visa to her without setting conditions? It's all formalities. Hardly a big deal.
Rising Sun is offline  
post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
The Jabberwock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 768
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

Quote:
Originally Posted by shirgan View Post
sadly like more than a few Israelis, you seem to be completely addicted to the drama of it all, you have no regard to what it takes to build something with value and preserve it
I don't think so, but, OK.
The Jabberwock is offline  
post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 01:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 24,737
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Jabberwock View Post
I don't want to reveal the following top secret:
Shahar has a small icon of the Israeli flag on the back of her shoes.
Please keep it privately in order to let her play the event.
Thank you.
A 'small icon' on the back of a shoe is hardly, 'on display'. Who's going to see it? Who CAN see it, unless they're staring at the backs of her shoes while lying on the ground?

Also, she doesn't seem an idiot, so I'm sure any condition she's agreed to, she'll abide by. Meaning the shoes were already okay'd, or she'll wear different shoes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danimoo View Post
I feel so sorry for Shahar, what is the world coming to. honestly.
Agree. It's a sad day when human rights is somehow considered more important than sports. Oh wait a minute....

Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Volcana is offline  
post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 01:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sydney/Beograd
Posts: 1,167
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

So if she came out with "Israeli objects on display", what would happen?

Would she get disqualified?
dany.p is online now  
post #13 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 03:32 PM
Senior Member
 
markdelaney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,703
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

As a country with this record on human rights violations condemned by both the Human Rights Group and Amnesty International, perhaps Indonesia's government should spend a bit less time worrying about conditions in Israel and sort their own place out first ?

Unlawful killings by security force personnel, terrorists, vigilante groups, and mobs; torture; harsh prison conditions; arbitrary detentions; a corrupt judicial system; warrantless searches; infringements on free speech; restrictions on peaceful assembly; interference with freedom of religion by private parties, sometimes with complicity of local officials; intercommunal religious violence; violence and sexual abuse against women and children; trafficking in persons; failure to enforce labour standards and violations of worker rights, including forced child labour,cases of extrajudicial executions, torture and excessive use of force.

Governments should butt out of sport as very few of them (mine included) are in a position to criticise other nations. No athlete representing any nation in the world, should be held accountable for what the government of their nation does.
markdelaney is offline  
post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 03:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Antarctica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 22,855
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

i hope someone pulls out a huge israeli flag in the middle of her match.

and what are they going to do if she wins the tournament? they will present the runner up flag but not hers? right.
Antarctica is online now  
post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2009, 03:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 10,008
                     
Re: Peer in Bali - "as long - as there are no Israeli *objects* on display"

just like del potro that was prevented from speaking in spanish at the U.S. open, if they actually prevent the winner from exposing her origin that will reflect badly on Indonesia. But as I said about the visa issue as well, this is just hypothetical drama. Let's just wait and see what happens.
shirgan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome