Passing game

As Ynet and other online sources report it (via Reuters), once again Israel is threatened with expulsion from FIFA at the behest of the Palestinian delegation. They complain about the treatment of their footballing athletes.

My understanding is that Israel insists on security checks at its discretion. The Palestinians want free travel with no checks.

Hands up all those who think Israel will be a safer place if Palestinian athletes (and officials?) are freed from security checks?

While the reports about alleged support for the move may be fear mongering by the racist Jibril Rajoub*, if push comes to shove, security is always going to trump football. It may kill the game here, but of course that’s the aim. (Either that, or kill Israelis…)

*Jibril Rajoub features in Catch the Jew. Not a nice man.