Monday, March 27, 2006

Rules for Palestine - Israel basketball game

A palestinian friend sent me this email today which attempts to describe ( as joke ) a game of basketball between an Israeli and a Palestinian team . This is the personal view of many of her compatriots who are currently living in the Occupied Territories. So I think it deserves to be at least looked into as it reflects what the so called 'other' thinks. Each side has a grievance against the other and maybe the international community should try and really constructively help both sides put aside these grievances in a win-win scenario which would ensure both parties will keep their 'face' aka honour intact .

My readers who enjoy controversy you will be delighted .... here you go people have a good discussion ( no flaming please ).

THE RULES MANUAL

Rule 1: Israelis have the right to play on both sides of the court, whereas Palestinians can only play on their own side.
Rule 2: For security reasons Palestinians do not have the right to pass the ball between players, the ball could hit an Israeli player.
Rule 3: There will be no basket on the Israeli side.
Rule 4: Israel is allowed to shoot at any time even during time-outs.
Rule 5: Palestinians are not allowed to have supporters. Only Israelis should be supported.
Rule 6: Israel selects the sports press writers and what they report.
Rule 7: Israel encourages Palestinians to shoot into the Palestinian basket. Players who refuse will be nominated as terrorists and will not be allowed to play.
Rule 8: Palestinian players are allowed to leave the field, but cannot return. One exception: A Palestinian can be replaced by an Israeli!
Rule 9: Israel selects and instructs the referees, and tells them when to look away.
Rule 10: Israel is authorized to select the captain of the Palestinian team.
Rule 11: Israeli team's faults and Palestinian good plays will not be shown on TV.
Rule 12: Israel takes the money which sponsors pay to Palestinians clubs.
Rule 13: Only Israeli players get refreshments.
Rule 14: Palestinians are required to play, when and where designated by Israel.
Rule 15: Rules only apply to Palestinians; Israelis may change the rules during the game and are not required to advise the Palestinians of the changes.

12 comments:

Apologetic Lybian "American" said...

Okay first off all I would like to apologize to Highlander, and everyone else on this blog, for the post I left a couple of days ago. I was totally out of line, and I am really sorry. Oh by the way I am a 18 year guy, (you reposted my post and you wrote him/her, and I just wanted to clarify that.) As far as the rules for the basketball game go, why in God's name would a Palistinian actually participate in a game with Those horrid "Isrealis", or should I say Western European Invaders. If I was a Palistinian I would not even share a water fountain with one of those disgusting pigs, much less a basketball. If the Palistinians want to reclaim their honor and dignety, I would suggest a more violent alternative. Thats just my opinion, please don't crucify me!!!!!!

7mada said...

'Libyan American' take it easy, whats your game you just ramble on and on.

NBA said...

I was not a little disappointed reading this - I waited for some witty comments but what I found was mostly worn out clichés... Well, some rules had that witty point (# 1, 8, 10, 14) but the rest... ah, so boring. The very very typical accusations that the whole world supports Israel against Palestine, the press is biased etc. Stop being a martyr all the time, concentrate on being that when you really deserve it, please, my dear Palestinians.

So, we'd need mentioning of a certain pro-Palestinian bias in certain Western media, Israel definitely being more heavily criticized than Arab countries but ah, that wouldn't be that one-sided anymore. Also, we could add here new rules like:

16. The Palestinian team is sponsored by the USA and EU. If they lose, they burn US and European flags but expect for the countries to go on sponsoring them.
17. The match can't be shown on any Arab tv channel because they don't recognize Israel. (Remember the case when Lebanon had to pull out of the Eurovision song contest when their tv would have refused to show the Israeli song to their viewers.) Of course Arab tv stations would be ready to show Taiwan play although none of them recognized Taiwan, so that's for the double standards.
18. Gulf countries would rather invest their oil money in American real estate than supporting the Palestinian team. In addition, like in 1990-91, they would be ready to expel any Palestinian guest basketball players from their countries if the Palestinian leader supports the wrong side in another regional match.
19. The match itself would receive a lot of attention world wide, much more than a game between two quite insignificant (in numbers and natural resources) nations ever would if they were any other nations.
20. Last but not least, the Palestinians would rather not play at all because they don't want to share the field with "Israelis", "invaders" and "disgusting pigs" as our Lybian American friend claims above. To which the world community's reaction would be not to blame the Palestinians for racism and intolerance but rather write a resolution condemning the Israeli security wall.

No, I'm not pro-Israeli or anti-Palestinian, I just want to have some, any, new perspectives into this conflict everybody must already be very tired of and bored with.

NBA (a good nick finally)

Highlander said...

Thanks Libyan American, apology accepted , you say you are 18 year old that explains the fiery outburst lol but it does not excuse it of course. Still it's good you realised it.

The basketball game I think was just alluding to what is going in in Israel- Palestine.

NBA :) I thought you would love the topic , being in the nick of things. I like your suggestions.

Angry Lybian "AMERICAN"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

NBA you claim you are not PRO-ISREAL, but all the signs that you are, are present my friend. Their also seems to be a hint of ANTI-SEMITISM, in your post. Do you have a problem with the Ishmaelites? It seems so, I would seek some professional help. Its very sad that racism is still prevelent in this day and age, sad indeed. As far as the WESTERN MEDIA'S "Pro-Palestinian bias" That seems to be a total fabrication. What western media do you watch? FOX!!!!!!!!

NBA said...

Dear Angry Lybian American, no, I've never watched a minute of Fox in my life. Would be interesting, though, for getting some high blood pressure, I suppose.

It would be nice to talk to you more but I don't think it's worth it. I seriously don't believe you believe in what you're writing. I think you're someone trying to incite a flame war. I know the type - been there, done that myself as well ;-).

Highlander, hehehe, I noticed you probably addressed me in your introduction. Actually, I honestly think the whole Palestine-Israel topic is very boring. It just goes on and on... and really gets too much attention globally. Apparently the worst current conflict in the world is going on in Congo, and if we put some efforts there and if every time a rocket is fired somewhere there or an innocent person is killed that would be in the news headlines... But no, we're quiet on that. Yeah, I understand the Palestine-Israel conflict is a big issue to people who live it in their daily lives, yet, globally seen it's a minor and not even that bloody a conflict and therefore it shouldn't be given the over-publicity it's received for decades.

How's your vacation? You seem to spend it on blogging :-).

NBA

Angry"Lybian" AMerican said...

NBA. Everything I write I belive sometimes I exagerate a bit, but really the prime basis of my belifes are reflected in my posts. I don't actually belive you are an Anti-Semitist, or Anti-Arab, why would you post on this blog if you where? But as far as Isreal and Israelis are concerned statements like "disgusting pigs" and "filthy animals" don't even reflect half an iota of the hatred I have towards them. I am by no means trying to incite a flame war,if I was I would post on an Isreali ,or a Neo-Conservative blog not a Lybian blog. If my statements seem a little "crazy" you should know that they are only a product of the crazy world we live in. Please do not doubt my sincerity, I don't doubt yours. As far as the congo issue is concerned, you kinda of got a point, but I think the reason why the Isreal/Palistine issue gets so much light is because of the importance of the real-estate. Its not about how much violence is going on its about where it happens. If a murder happens in a low income area in a city, it does not make the news but if it happens in the subarabia, every news station is on it. Their is no place on earth more important than the HOLY LAND. Another reason why the issue gets so much attention from the mainstream media is because the mainstream media like it or not is controled by zionists, and neo-conservatives. The "creation" of Isreal is a sign of the times. The end times that is. Oh well I must go, I have to go and repeat many of these incrediably sophisticated, and intelectually superior ideas to my Sociology professor. So Long and GOD BLESS.
Enjoy your vaction highlander girl.

Anonymous said...

I agree with NBA on this one. I too was expecting some witty humour that would poke fun at both sides. But instead you get the same old one-track, tunnel visioned Palestinian victim mentality. How about adding these ones.

The Palestinians don't have to follow any rules, because they are not held to any standard.

If the Palestinians lose the game they can go to the UN and EU and whine about their loss. At that time the UN will say that the game did not count.

If the Palestinians are losing and see the game is unfair they can have the UN accuse the Israelis of not folling internationl Law. The same international Law that the Palistinians don't follow themselves.


Canada rules

NBA said...

Angry etc., well, nobody should never call an entire nation pigs or whatever... or what makes Israelis pigs in your opinion? Their domination of Palestinian land? Then for example Moroccans are pigs as well, as they refuse to give independence to your fellow West Saharans..? Oh sorry, maybe they're not really your fellows now that you even think that all Tunisians are thieves.

And yes, I don't really understand what you conspire about the so-called Zionist-dominated Western media. The Western media I follow is very critical about Israel and not that critical about Palestine or other Arab countries.

Yes, and I'm no anti-Arab or anti-Semite or anti-anything except for being anti-wrong opinions, anti-bigotry and anti-narrow-mindedness LOL.

NBA

NEVER BEEN MORE ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!! LYBIAN!!!!!!!!!! AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

OKAY NBA. Who are you to be anti-"wrong opinions" how can an opinion be wrong???? ITS AN OPINION!!!!! You wanna get into this discussion than by all means lets get into it! What makes Isrealis pigs, better yet the hell with it I am not gonna pull any punches, I am tired of people using words like "isrealis", and "ZIonists" Political correctness is dead. The JEWS are pigs. Every one of them, the men the women and the children. They are devils in human form. When I hear that a palistinian killed one, I am overjoyed, thats the truth. I think to my self that this Palistinain has killed a enemy of mankind. I am a dissendent of ADAM the first man and the jews are dissindents of SATAIN, SATAIN hates Mankind, and I for one am not afraid to say that MANKIND HATES SATAIN BACK. I am not afraid to say that I HATE SATAINS DISENDENTS they are evil and wikid, they spread corruption and hatred in the hearts of man. Many humans refuse to see this. THEY ARE BLINDED BY THERE WHISPERS, and their CAREFULLY CRAFTED WORD USEAGE. MAN HAS BEEN WARNED OVER AND OVER AGAIN, by God Almighty but we refuse to listen. MAN has also warned MAN about the JEWSIH FILTH, an example. THE PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION. One can not deny this great book, everything that has been wriitten in it has come to pass. I was never told to hate a Jew it was just in me, like breathing. It is biologically predispositioned in me and in all human beings really, its kinda of like a survival instinct. Now ofcourse these instincts can be supressed as one would read in The PROTOCOLS. Homesexuality is an example. generally speaking men like women and women like men, but the jews ofcourse want to pervert that relationship so they can get all men to hate women and all women to hate men, so that both sexes will kill each other off, and the human race will become extinct. The jews want to pervert, that special bond, they speak of "homophobia" and other such rubish, they propogate their immorall TV shows to get young people to thinks homosexuality is good, and hetrosexuality and Patriaracal societys are evil some jews like Al Frankin go as far as to say that Hetrosexual sex is the equivalant of rape . It was not that long ago since I was in highschool my self. I saw how things went and how the Jew text books where brainwashing us. Say something bad about a jew and your an anti-semite. Question a fag and your a homophobe, talk about god and you are a crazy "RADICAL". My hatred for the Jews is not only predispositioned its also backed up with my daily interactractions with them. They are filthy creatures, they twist things around to their benfit, they treat women like sex slaves, who have no minds, especially WESTERN women, thus the phrase"BLONDS HAVE MORE FUN" they have no respect for women, they call them hos and bitches, cunts, twats, the refer to them by the name of their private parts????!!!!!Their movies, and music advocte violence against women, they hijacked rap music and made it a vessel for this look at all the executives at the top HIP-HOP, all jews, when hip-hop was a black form of expression used to speack out against social injustices, they ran at the oportunity to hijack it, for their own sick and perverted needs.They use filthy degrading language around the women folk,they have no shame or honor,they invented the porn industry they have made male and female relations a mockery,they make sex a casual thing that one can talk about with anyone anywhere, mother, father, sister, brother, all is good, nothing is wrong. They have destroyed Western civilization, they have made everything good bad and everything bad good, and when people catch on they deny it, and come at you with the ANTI-SEMITIST rubbish, they claim that they are against immorality, and that they are "GOD-FEARING", and they cheat and steal and take intrest. How can someone take intrest from someone else!!!!!! If someone is low on cash, down on their luck, and you gotta a couple of extra bucks in your pocket, why not help them out? WHy not say Give me back the money when you can. I mean to take advantage of someone who is down on their luck, is just sick, its un-human. Look at the VERMINIS JEWISH doctors they refuse to operate on patiance until they are sure they can pay the bill. okay its understandable you wanna get paid but if someone is totally broke and they got some horrid cancer, or disease or something and you are a doctor and you can save their life, you tell them "SORRY CANT HELP YA, YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE SURGERY". They take Palistinian babies as collateral in isreali hospitals, if that is not proof the THE JEWS ARE EVIL than I don't know what is. THEY ARE THE SICKNESS WHICH MANKIND HAS BEEN AFLICTED WITH thats all I can say. READ THEIR WIKID BOOKS THe Torah and the Talmud, their religion teaches this hate towards man they refer to all Non JEWS as " gentiles" wenon-jews are nothing to the JEWS, we are like plants and animals, we are mearly here to serve them when we die we are not going to heaven or to hell, we just fade away, we have no rights, we have no property, we have nothing we are only meant to serve. If they rape our women, its a good deed, if they steal from us its a good deed for them, they are disgusting for the way the treat the Palistinians. Thats what really got me. THE JEWS ARE 110% prue unadultrated evil. I must expose them for the heartless, souless beasts that they are look at the photos from the link below, then you will know why I CALL THEM PIGS, I should not even call them PIGS, a Pig has a soul, a pig loves,and has feeling, he might be disgusting and unclean but he feels, unlike a jew. Oh yeah by the way the other day you questioned my knowledge about Slavic history, and you claimed that Muslim was a nationality. that statement shows how uninformed you are. Muslim was the name of the ethnic group, it was not the name of the nationality. all members of the "muslim" ethnic group where Muslims, weather they where practicing or not is a diffrent matter. but they had Muslim names, and came from Muslim backgrounds. They where slavs, unlike what many Serbs would like to claim. The battle was waged in the Name of the Christian Orthodoxy, there main problem with the "Muslims' where that they where not Christians, yes their where some crotasian and serbaniac tensions, but not to the extent which you would like us to belive NBA. The link to my blog, below will hopefully answer your question of why I think the JEWS or UHHM "ISREALIS" are pigs, and Maybe it will shed some light on the Brutality of CHRISTIANITY'S UNHOLY CRUSADE AGAINST THE MUSLIMS IN IRAQ AND BOSNIA, AND IN CHECHYNYA. ENJOY. AND DO KNOW THAT IF PICTURES ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH I HAVE VIDEOS, VIDEOS Not shot by some shitty western media station, videos shot by the folks who live threw this stuff, videos, of Isreali soldiers rapeing young palistinian girls at gun point, videos of CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS in IRAQ, moloesting old women, and beheading small children both male and female, while tieing their parents up and making them watch.
http://lybianwarrior.blog.com/


Now as a response to your comments about Tunisian and North Africans. I get angry I am human, I had a bad experiance with a couple of Tunisians, that does not mean I think they are all theives!!!!!! Or that I think Most of them are theives, I generalize, so what it means nothing, I have met tons of nice Tunisians, there is good and bad every where. I say things about everybody, ITS CALLED SATIRE. I have said much worse things about Lybians and I am a lybian, I say things about, morrocans, and algerians, and syrians and palistinians, and Saudis, and Germans, and Swedes, and Finns, and Russians, and Americans, and Mexicans, everybody. Morrocans are theives, Saudis, are fat greedy Mysogonists, The syrians are stuck up and they think they are Europeans, Lybians dont have enough brain power to think. ITS CALLED JOKING. Another thing that is strange is why would you think NBA that I would take WEST SAHARAS side over morroco's. Is Lybia next to west Sahara???? Is morroco located somewhere in Europe. I don't understand exactly what you mean by that, can you please clarify? You make Morroco sound like its something totally forigne or alien to me. WHATEVER. JUST A THOUGHT, JUST AN OPINION.

RELEAVED LYBIAN''AMERICAN" said...

I FEEL SOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER NOW THAT ALL OF THAT IS OFF MY CHEST. WOW, that is a lot of writing.

highlander said...

Angry Libyan, there is a difference between satire and blind stereotyping !