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Meteor Shower
Apr 25th, 2006, 11:23 AM
July 15-16.. I will definitely be there , don't care how :bounce:
(ok not definitely but I hope)
we should win easily but you never know..

I think the matches will be quite boring to watch though :o but still.. :D :bounce:

shirgan
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Good luck :yeah:

King Aaron
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:29 PM
I quite like Indonesia actually :o but no reason why Israel can't win. :D

Mitzi
Apr 26th, 2006, 10:34 AM
There in no way in hell that Indonesia's team will come to Israel :rolleyes:

The matches will probably be held in a neutral country (that's what Indonesia want) or in Israel, and in that case- Indonesia's team probably won't come.

neospecialist
Apr 26th, 2006, 01:36 PM
I'm confused. How is it, that a country like Indonesia, with no player on it's roster above a 200 world ranking, is ranked so high in the team tennis rankings? Based on individual rankings, Israel has a vastly superior team, yet has been relegated to losing and winning in the zonals for as long as I can remember. Are there any Fed Cup historians out there that can explain this to me?

JPhurst
Apr 26th, 2006, 02:05 PM
I'm confused. How is it, that a country like Indonesia, with no player on it's roster above a 200 world ranking, is ranked so high in the team tennis rankings? Based on individual rankings, Israel has a vastly superior team, yet has been relegated to losing and winning in the zonals for as long as I can remember. Are there any Fed Cup historians out there that can explain this to me?

"That's why they play the games."

The placement in the fed cup groups is not based on ranking, but performance. Indonesia won their zone in 2004, and beat Slovakia in the playoffs for the World Group. So they advanced to the World Group.

Last year, they lost to Germany in the first round, but retained their place in the World Group by beating Puerto Rico in the playoffs.

Israel has been in the world group in the past but fell out, they have done ok in the Europe/Africa zonals but not won the playoff to get back into the world group. Perhaps that will change this year.

JPhurst
Apr 26th, 2006, 02:11 PM
There in no way in hell that Indonesia's team will come to Israel :rolleyes:

The matches will probably be held in a neutral country (that's what Indonesia want) or in Israel, and in that case- Indonesia's team probably won't come.

Indonesia has, in fact, requested a neutral venue.

Fed Cup should be absolutely firm on this. If Indonesia does not agree to show in Israel on the scheduled dates, they should a) forfeit the match and, b) be barred from future Fed Cup play.

A few years ago, when Amir Hadad and Aisam Qureshi played doubles together, Pakistani tennis officials started grumbling about not allowing him to play Davis Cup for Pakistan. The Davis Cup organizers immediately responded that if they barred Qureshi, then Pakistan would in turn be barred from Davis Cup play. Pakistan quickly backed down.

Fed Cup needs to take the same immediate and firm stance against this nonsense.

Meteor Shower
Apr 26th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Fedcup said no way they will even discuss Indonesia request. Good decision! :)

Hope Indonesia will come so I will see some tennis and so they won't hurt themself. They will be severely punished if they won't come.

shirgan
May 8th, 2006, 12:59 PM
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satell...icle%2FShowFull

Indonesians may come for tennis

Despite making an official request to have its upcoming Fed Cup tie, scheduled to be played in Israel, moved to a neutral site, the Indonesian Tennis Federation is making plans to play in Ramat Hasharon.

Last month, Indonesia was drawn to face Israel in the World Group II playoffs on July 15-16, but immediately made it known that because the country did not have diplomatic relations with Israel, its tennis federation would not bring the team here.

However, on Sunday, the Israel Tennis Association revealed that it had received an e-mail signed by the secretary-general of the Indonesian Tennis Federation, Soebronto Laras, requesting information on security for his players.

"We have no diplomatic relation[s] with your country, so if we have to play in Israel, can you arrange that our team/players... enter and guarantee their security," Laras wrote.

ITA president Dr. Ian Froman, who received the e-mail from Laras, thanked him for contacting the ITA and responded that Israel would welcome the Indonesian side with open arms.

Froman said the ITA would take care of all security and transportation matters and put the visiting squad up in a five-star hotel.

The ITA is now awaiting a response from Laras.

Mitzi
May 25th, 2006, 12:09 AM
Just in case you haven't heared, Indonesia's Fed Cup team WILL be coming to Israel :D



Indonesia Fed Cup team set to make trip to Israel

JAKARTA, May 24 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Fed Cup team has been given the government go-ahead to play in Israel, despite an absence of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Leading women tennis players from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, will now clash with their Israeli counterparts in a world group II playoff over July 15-16. "The match is organised by the International Tennis Federation. It has nothing to do with political issues and bilateral relations between Indonesia and Israel, therefore the team can go to Israel," foreign ministry spokesman Desra Percaya said.

An official from the Indonesian Tennis Association said the team is set to go to Israel although the association has not endorsed the decision formally.

"As a member of the International Tennis Federation, Indonesia is required to follow regulations and events organised by the federation therefore Indonesia must go to Israel and compete," Ferry August Raturandang, Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Tennis Association, told Reuters.

The Indonesian federation had previously asked to change the venue but Israeli officials said they would not agree to moving it outside Israel and sport and politics should not be mixed. Indonesia is a staunch supporter of Palestinian sovereignty and a critic of Israel. The issue is important to the international agenda of many local Muslim and secular politicians in Indonesia, the world's third largest democracy.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-indonesiaisrael&prov=reuters&type=lgns

PointBlank
Jun 6th, 2006, 10:04 PM
I cant wait. I will definetly try and make it.

shirgan
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:46 AM
An article in the Jerusalem Post:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150191583607&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Jun. 15, 2006 3:56 | Updated Jun. 15, 2006 17:46
ITA gears up to host first Fed Cup tie in a decade
By FRANKIE SACHS


The Israel Tennis Association confirmed Wednesday that a seven-person delegation from Indonesia will arrive in Israel next month for the Fed Cup World Group II playoffs in Ramat Hasharon.

Their arrival represents the first time that a sporting delegation from Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation in the world, will compete in Israel.

At a press conference at Herzliya's Daniel Hotel, ITA heads, captain Oded Jacob and players Shahar Pe'er and Tzipi Obziler gathered to look ahead to the tie - the first Fed Cup home match in a decade.

"When I first heard they were coming, I was in Istanbul," Pe'er said. "It was before a big game, a quarterfinal or semifinal or something like that, and I couldn't think about my next match. I couldn't sleep... I started thinking about who would come [to the tie], how we would would play."

But despite the excitement over the tie, Pe'er, the darling of Israeli tennis after reaching the fourth round of the French Open, is not concerned about choking. "I think the pressure on us will work in our favor."

Jacob said that barring injury, the squad will consist of Pe'er, Obziler, Anna Smashnova and Yevgenia Savransky. He added that the coaching staff may decide to call in a younger player as an additional hitting partner in order to help prepare the next generation to one day step into the big shoes of Obziler and Smashnova.

The tie is set for July 15-16 at Canada Stadium in the tennis center in Ramat Hasharon. The ITA approached the International Tennis Federation to move the tie up one day and play on Friday-Saturday, but was not granted permission.

Jacob also said that despite the players' request to host the tie on clay courts, the clay-court facilities in Israel could not accommodate an event of this size and therefore the tie will be played on the hard courts at Ramat Hasharon.

The ITA indicated it would make every effort to fill the stadium, including reducing ticket prices to NIS 25 for children, soldiers and students and NIS 50 for adults.

CEO Moshe Haviv added that the ITA and Sport5 have come to terms on a deal according to which the cable network will broadcast the tie, as well as the remaining Davis Cup ties this year, the WTA Anda Open tournament in October and the Israel championships in December.

The tie marks the fourth time in six years that Israel is in a playoff for a shot at the World Group.

Originally the Indonesian team was hesitant to come, citing the lack of diplomatic relations between the countries. But after an Indonesian appeal to move the tie to a neutral site was rejected by the ITF, behind-the-scenes efforts were made to host the squad.

"This tie could become a great springboard for relations between the countries," ITA chairman and former Police Insp.-Gen. Assaf Hefetz said. "The Indonesians were worried about their security, but I wasn't... We will make sure that they are absolutely safe."

shirgan
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:47 AM
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urlimage&blobheader=image%2Fjpeg&blobkey=id&blobtable=JPImage&blobwhere=1150191583675&cachecontrol=never&ssbinary=true

Israel Tennis Association chairman Assaf Hefetz poses with Tzipi Obziler (left) and Shahar Pe'er.

shirgan
Jun 16th, 2006, 08:56 AM
And the Haaretz article covering the same press conference (with slightly different quotes)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/726999.html

Officials and players gearing up for clash with Indonesia
By Haaretz Correspondent and Sports Staff, By Rami Hipsh

Israel's Fed Cup team takes on its Indonesian counterpart at the Canada Stadium in Ramat Hasharon next month (July 15-16), and preparations at the Israel Tennis Association are already well underway.

At a press conference yesterday at the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya, ITA chairman Assaf Hefetz spoke of the significance of the encounter beyond the realm of sport.

"The event is one of political importance, as a means of improving the relations between the two countries," Hefetz said.

The Indonesian government decided last month to allow its national women's tennis team to take part in the World Group II playoff in Israel despite the absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Initially, Indonesia had asked the International Tennis Federation to move the clash to a neutral venue.

"The Indonesians were indeed concerned regarding security, but we quickly allayed their fears," Hefetz said yesterday.

On the tennis itself, Hefetz was upbeat: "As chairman of the ITA, my goal is to take Israel forward and turn it into a tennis power; and I believe this is an attainable vision."

ITA general manager Moshe Haviv spoke of the difficulties involved in betting the Indonesian's to agree to come. "It wasn't easy," he said. "A lot of correspondence went back and forth, and we even sent a representative to speak to the Indonesian government. The Foreign Ministry wasn't involved at all, and we did not ask for their help because we wanted it to be a purely sporting matter."

Fed Cup team captain Oded Yaakov: "From my point of view, Indonesia is a country just like any other, and we will approach the match just as we would against any other team. I believe that this clash will enable to take another step forward from the point of view of tennis in the country."

Shahar Peer, who fell just short of a French Open quarterfinal appearance 10 days ago, said she was looking forward to playing a Fed Cup match in front of a home crowd for the first time. "I am very excited about it," she said. "I heard that they would be coming when I was in the middle of the Istanbul tournament, and it was all I could think about. It is important for me to be playing in front of my home crowd.

"The pressure and excitement is positive, and I hope that we will be able to support one another as a team and do our very best. I don't feel any kind of responsibility just because I am the player with the highest ranking. I think we will have to do the job as a team, and I hope the Israeli fans come and show interest."

Tzipi Obziler said it was a "dream to be playing such an important match at home."

Israel last hosted a Fed Cup encounter in 1996

Meteor Shower
Jun 16th, 2006, 12:03 PM
:bounce:

Thanks :D

shirgan
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:26 AM
Official team nominations have been made:

for the Israeli side:
Team captain Oded Jackob
Shahar Peer, Anna Smashnova, Tzipi Obziler and Yevgenia Savransky
for the Indonesian side:
Team captain: Suzanna Anggarkusuma
Angelique Widjaja, Romana Tedjakusuma, Ayu-Fani Damayanti and Septi Mende

Meteor Shower
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Cool. I'll probably won't be able to make it. :(
I'm flying to croatia exactly in July 15 :tape:
cheer them hard for me ;)

PointBlank
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:29 AM
Cool. I'll probably won't be able to make it. :(
I'm flying to croatia exactly in July 15 :tape:
cheer them hard for me ;)

That stinks. :(

Im going to Russia on the 6th to visit my mom because shes at my grandparents, but Im trying to convince her to let us leave on like the 13th so we can be back in time for Fed Cup. :woohoo:. She knows I really want to go so I will most likely. I will take TONS of pictures. :hearts:.

PointBlank
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:31 AM
Official team nominations have been made:

for the Israeli side:
Team captain Oded Jackob
Shahar Peer, Anna Smashnova, Tzipi Obziler and Yevgenia Savransky
for the Indonesian side:
Team captain: Suzanna Anggarkusuma
Angelique Widjaja, Romana Tedjakusuma, Ayu-Fani Damayanti and Septi Mende

:woohoo:. I hope if they get it out to a 3-1 win, they will let Yeffi play the last singles rubber. :).

I hope they use Julia and Nadine as hitting partners. Itd give them great experience.

Meteor Shower
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:51 AM
I was a little sad too at first, but there was no other dates of flight and I had the chance to choose between fed cup and the holiday, and I'd rather the holiday.

I hope to be on "Anda Open" anyway so I'm ok with it :D

Hopefully the flight will be posponed or something :lol:

shirgan
Jun 30th, 2006, 10:18 AM
from the Jakarta Post:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/detailsports.asp?fileid=20060630.I01&irec=0

RI tennis team to play in Israel despite security concerns
Damar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The Indonesian Tennis Association (Pelti) said its women's team would travel to Tel Aviv to play the host in a Fed Cup World Group II playoff despite security concerns.

"We have no reason to change the schedule as the Israeli authorities have given their guarantee for the safety and security of our team members. Besides, we have also received the green light from the Foreign Ministry," Pelti chairwoman Martina Widjaja said Thursday.

The playoff will take place July 15-16.

Martina said the country's three top women's players, Angelique "Angie" Widjaja, Wynne Prakusya and Romana Tedjakusuma, would be on the squad.

The 21-year-old Angie, who only recently returned from a year's layoff due to injury, is still struggling to return to top form. The 2001 Wimbledon and 2002 French Open junior champion is currently ranked 358th in the world, after dropping out of the rankings completely at one point.

Wynne is still recovering from an injury that prevented her from playing in the Fed Cup tie against China in April, which China won 4-0.

"Angie and Wynne have started intensive practice at our training facility in Ragunan (South Jakarta). Romana will fly directly to Israel from the United States, where she has been competing in challenger tournaments," Martina said.

Looking at the world rankings of the Israeli players, Martina acknowledged that Indonesia was facing an uphill task.

"All I ask of our players is that they play their best and put up their toughest resistance," she said.

Israel will field a team of 19-year-old Shahar Peer, ranked 24th in the world; Anna Smashnova, 30, ranked 42nd; Tzipi Obziler, 33, ranked 150th; and Ukrainian-born Yevgenia Savransky, 22, ranked 201st.

This will be the first time any of the players have faced each other.

Indonesia and Israel have met twice previously in Fed Cup ties, in Italy in 1974 and in Japan in 1981. Israel won on both occasions.

The winner of the tie will compete in World Group II in 2007, while the losing team will be relegated to Zone Group I.

PointBlank
Jun 30th, 2006, 08:20 PM
:lol: at them putting Ukrainian born. They missed Belarussian born Smashnova. :p

shirgan
Jul 1st, 2006, 04:04 AM
:lol: at them putting Ukrainian born. They missed Belarussian born Smashnova. :p
yeah, I hadn't noticed that
that's kinda strange :lol:

Makkabi
Jul 1st, 2006, 08:26 AM
:lol:

shirgan
Jul 4th, 2006, 05:04 PM
report from Haaretz (in Hebrew) basically saying Indonesia is reconsidering their decision to come to Israel because of all the mess in Gaza after the Israeli soldier was captured :(

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=734608&contrassID=3&subContrassID=0&sbSubContrassID=0

FlushingMeadows
Jul 5th, 2006, 03:16 AM
from the Jakarta Post:


"This will be the first time any of the players have faced each other.



Didn't Tzipi beat Widjaja at the 2004 US Open [before losing to Justine]?

P.S. I am certainly hoping this matchup stays in Israel, despite all that is going on. I'm also hoping to hear daily updates from those of you who are there.

shirgan
Jul 5th, 2006, 03:37 AM
Didn't Tzipi beat Widjaja at the 2004 US Open [before losing to Justine]?

P.S. I am certainly hoping this matchup stays in Israel, despite all that is going on. I'm also hoping to hear daily updates from those of you who are there.
yes you are right
but maybe they meant in fedcup

PointBlank
Jul 5th, 2006, 06:19 AM
Theyve officially pulled out. :rolleyes: I think its funny how the Palestinians start this shit, yet its our fault.

ESPN.com - TENNIS - Indonesia pulls out of Fed Cup match against Israel (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=2508937)

shirgan
Jul 5th, 2006, 06:25 AM
Theyve officially pulled out. :rolleyes: I think its funny how the Palestinians start this shit, yet its our fault.

ESPN.com - TENNIS - Indonesia pulls out of Fed Cup match against Israel (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=2508937)
I don't think it's official
from the israeli side they keep saying they didn't receive an official cancellation notice

this is updated to this morning
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150885921388&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Meteor Shower
Jul 5th, 2006, 01:52 PM
Hope they'll come to sense and come here eventually.

King Aaron
Jul 5th, 2006, 05:45 PM
It was reported in my local paper. Maybe it is official. :confused:

FlushingMeadows
Jul 6th, 2006, 03:04 AM
It was reported in my local paper. Maybe it is official. :confused:

It's being reported as fact all over. Pathetic. I think the Indonesians were looking for any excuse to avoid going to Israel.

shirgan
Jul 6th, 2006, 03:49 AM
Now they have anounced the official nominations for the tie.
and some of the players names previously published on the indonesian side were changed ..
doesn't that mean that they are still not cancelling the whole thing? that they are still in it?

shirgan
Jul 6th, 2006, 05:27 AM
good news

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1150885929178&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Tennis: Fed Cup tie unaffected by threats
By FRANKIE SACHS

The International Tennis Federation confirmed on Wednesday that the upcoming Fed Cup tie between Israel and Indonesia will take place as scheduled, despite reports that the Indonesians would boycott.

The Israel Tennis Association received word from the ITF in London that Indonesia would be arriving, and that the team's captain had already sent in his final list of players. The ITF added that at no point had it been contacted by the Indonesians regarding a possible withdrawal.

The visiting team for the World Group II playoff tie will consist of Angelique Widjaja, Romana Tedjakusuma, Ayu-Fani Damayanti and Septi Mende. The captain is Suzanna Anggarkusuma.

Shahar Pe'er returned from Wimbledon on Tuesday night and will begin practicing for the tie alongside teammate Tzipi Obziler on Thursday. Anna Smashnova is due to land Thursday and to join the training, under coach Dedi Jacob, on Friday. The fourth player, Yevgenia Savransky, is still competing at an ITF event in Stuttgart, Germany, and will join the squad immediately afterward.

Sixteen-year-old prospect Julia Glushko has also been invited to practice with the team as a hitting partner.

Now that the Indonesian team has confirmed its participation, the ITA is hoping to sell out the Canada Stadium in Ramat Hasharon's tennis center for the best-of-five tie, scheduled for July 15-16. Tickets are now on sale at NIS 50 (NIS 25 for children, students and soldiers).

Mitzi
Jul 6th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Shirgan, they're saying everywhere that Indonesia aren't coming to Isreal. This is from Yahoo:


http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=ApD7RnGe7.tEcZ5uMzuFPAY4v7YF?slug=ap-indonesia-israelfedcup&prov=ap&type=lgns

Indonesia pulls out of Fed Cup tennis in Israel to protest Gaza Strip violence



JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia pulled out of a planned Fed Cup tennis match in Israel to protest that country's actions in the Gaza Strip, a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

"We are witnessing a military invasion by Israel and the arrest of scores of Palestinian officials," Desra Percaya said. "It is now impossible to play there."

Moshe Haviv, the director of the Israeli Tennis Federation, said Indonesia would be fined if it doesn't attend its scheduled match.

"We haven't heard anything about this," he said. "Usually in tennis, we don't mix sports and politics."

Israel's Foreign Ministry had no comment.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, had earlier asked that the venue be changed to a neutral country because it has no diplomatic relations with Israel.

But in May, the government said it would allow the team to travel to Israel for the matches which were scheduled for July 15-16 in Tel Aviv. The two countries have met twice in the Fed Cup -- in Italy (1974) and Japan (1981) -- and Israel won both times. Indonesia must win July's playoff to stay in World Group II. In London attending Wimbledon, the International Tennis Federation said that it had not been officially informed of Indonesia's decision and would make no comment.

Mitzi
Jul 6th, 2006, 02:50 PM
and in Hebrew:

http://sports.walla.co.il/?w=//935688

This sucks. My friend bought tickets for us already :o

shirgan
Jul 6th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Now it's official from the fedcup site:

Israel defeated Indonesia by walkover

http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100007811

Meteor Shower
Jul 6th, 2006, 06:54 PM
I'm sure there will be a match-show and it may be even more exciting
I hope they'll make something enjoyable for you :hug:

Indonesia.. nevermind, I just better not comment.

PointBlank
Jul 10th, 2006, 10:29 PM
What will they do now? Refund us I hope, or do some fun matches. We have tickets for the Day 2.

Meteor Shower
Jul 11th, 2006, 09:32 AM
What will they do now? Refund us I hope, or do some fun matches. We have tickets for the Day 2.

There will be exhebitions with the Men Davis cup team I think. :) :D

Mitzi
Jul 11th, 2006, 10:11 PM
There will be exhebitions with the Men Davis cup team I think. :) :D

On thursday from 18:00 there will be some exebition matches with the Fed Cup AND Davis Cup players at Hadar Yossef :D It's free
The information is here: http://www.ita.one.co.il/

I can't go :sad:

Meteor Shower
Jul 12th, 2006, 09:38 AM
I can actually go :eek:
But my parents are mad at me for wasting all this money on tennis trips
(and all the other costly things-exams/driving lessons/trips)
so I'm keeping a low profile on this one so I can go to the Anda Open.

Speaking of Anda Open, there isn't a cheap place to stay there,
how the hell can I afford an hotel :mad: :fiery:
I have no idea what I'm gonna do :o Well, for now I'm trying
not to think about it.

Mitzi
Jul 12th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Are you planning to watch/work at the Anda Open? I'm just going to watch the matches...

Don't you have any family in the Tel Aviv area that you can stay with? Or maybe a cheap hostel in Tel Aviv?

Meteor Shower
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:01 PM
I haven't decided yet.. I want to watch but I've got to cut the expenses somehow. We'll see. Right now I'd like to only watch if I can.

Hmm.. I've got a family near Natanya, 15 minutes away with a car but I don't want to put my uncles in such trouble driving me around 30 minutes every day.

and I've no idea where to find that cheap hostel. But if you know one and its near that 47-48 bus line that gets to Ramat Hasharon I'll check it out.

Mitzi
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:18 PM
I don't know any hostels, sorry
You can just maybe stay with your family and just take the bus (or buses) to Ramat Hasharon. After all, what's family for if not to stay with when there is a big tennis tournament? :p

Meteor Shower
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Yeah but I've checked and I don't see any bus there that get to צומת הכפר הירוק\סוקולוב
(לא זוכר איזה מהם צריך)
I'll call the מודיעין and ask them someday.

Mitzi
Jul 13th, 2006, 08:27 PM
As far as I remember, It's tzomet (=intersection) Hakfar Hayarok :)
Anyway, I have to take 2 buses in order to get there. Public transportation sucks in Israel :(

FlushingMeadows
Jul 17th, 2006, 03:39 AM
ASAP, Mitzi, Shirgan, Shonami, PointBlank, and all others in Israel:

I'm sure that I speak for everyone who frequents this thread when I say that I hope all is well with you and your families during this difficult time.

shirgan
Jul 17th, 2006, 06:20 AM
ASAP, Mitzi, Shirgan, Shonami, PointBlank, and all others in Israel:

I'm sure that I speak for everyone who frequents this thread when I say that I hope all is well with you and your families during this difficult time.
:hug:

PointBlank
Jul 19th, 2006, 10:06 PM
ASAP, Mitzi, Shirgan, Shonami, PointBlank, and all others in Israel:

I'm sure that I speak for everyone who frequents this thread when I say that I hope all is well with you and your families during this difficult time.

I just noticed this and thank you very much. :kiss:

Mitzi
Jul 22nd, 2006, 07:23 PM
ASAP, Mitzi, Shirgan, Shonami, PointBlank, and all others in Israel:

I'm sure that I speak for everyone who frequents this thread when I say that I hope all is well with you and your families during this difficult time.

Thanks :hug:

Nstar
Jul 23rd, 2006, 03:39 AM
ASAP, Mitzi, Shirgan, Shonami, PointBlank, and all others in Israel:

I'm sure that I speak for everyone who frequents this thread when I say that I hope all is well with you and your families during this difficult time.


You should all know that are prayers are with you all.

shirgan
Nov 17th, 2006, 08:07 AM
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1162378412059&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Indonesia fined by Tennis Federation
By ASSOCIATED PRESS

The International Tennis Federation has fined Indonesia US$31,600 and banned it from next year's tournament for canceling its July Fed Cup match against Israel at Tel Aviv.

The Indonesian Tennis Association is expected to appeal the ruling before the Dec. 20 deadline, Ferry Raturandang, secretary general of the ITA, said Thursday after being informed of the decision by e-mail.

Muslim-dominated Indonesia, which has no diplomatic relations with Israel, had asked that the venue of its World Group II playoff match be moved to another country.

But Raturandang said the decision was made over security concerns, and not politically motivated, as alleged by the ITF.

Raturandang said Indonesia was told it must pay US$5,000 for pulling out of the match; US$6,600 to compensate the ITF`s spending on preparations for the Israel Fed Cup, and US$20,000 to host Israel.

Indonesia was in the World Group II playoffs this year, but the sanction relegates the country to Group II of the Asia/Oceanic Zone in 2008, he said.

The government in May initially consented for the team to travel to Israel, but instructed it to pull out of the July 15-16 Fed Cup match at Ramat Hasharon in protest over Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip, Indonesian foreign ministry officials have said.

Indonesia has long supported Palestinian independence and suggestions that ties with the Jewish state be restored are routinely met by large street protests and criticism from religious leaders.