Thousands of media stories ran worldwide about the protests surrounding the arrival of Muslim players to the Betar Jerusalem soccer team in Israel recently. This weekend some fans shouted for the two new Muslim players to "go home as they played their first games for the soccer team.
While burning down team headquarters crossed the line and racism of all forms and shapes is wrong, as Prime Minister Netanyahu has said: "If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ?violence. If the Jews put ?down their weapons ?today, there would be no ?more Israel.
However, lets keep things in content few Betar fans are against peace, they are simply opposed to the continued killings of Jews. That said, unlike in Arab nations, the Mayor of Jerusalem, the Culture and Sport Minister of the Israeli government and other officials attended the game to support the players. (continue reading...)(...more)