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With Israel doing better than its done since 1987, maybe the empty arena wasn’t such a bad idea afterall? Israel advanced to the Davis Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1987 after rallying to beat seven-time champion Sweden 3-2 Sunday in a close series overshadowed by political protests. Harel Levy beat Andreas Vinciguerra 6-4, […]

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As announced a few weeks ago, the Sweden-Israel match of the Davis cup was in an empty arena today. 200 anti-Israel protesters gathered outside. AFP – Some 200 people demonstrated Friday outside a sports arena in southern Sweden to protest against the Scandinavian country’s Davis Cup tie against Israel, as a massive police deployment watched […]

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This is just over a week after the Israeli Taekwondo team was told to stay out of a Swedish competion due to attack threats and a few weeks after it was decided that for security reasons, an Israeli soccer team participating in a Swedish tournament would play in an empty stadium. What the hell is […]

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Welcome to the enlightened year of 2009: where it’s dangerous for Jewish athletes to play sports in Europe. MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Sweden and Israel will play their first-round Davis Cup match in an empty arena next month because of security concerns. Several anti-Israeli demonstrations are planned during the best-of-five series, which will be played […]

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