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PMW report prompts Wiesenthal Center's condemnation of German-Palestinian sports agreement
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PMW report prompts Wiesenthal Center's condemnation
of German-Palestinian sports agreement
signed by PA terror promoter Jibril Rajoub
  
Following Palestinian Media Watch's disclosure this week that Germany signed a sports agreement with one of the Palestinian Authority's most outspoken terror promoters, Jibril Rajoub, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging Chancellor Angela Merkel to "suspend this unthinkable agreement until the Palestinian Authority removes all names of terrorists from all sectors of Palestinian sport and their acts of terror be publicly condemned by Ramallah:"
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Headline: "Under the Camouflage of Sport, the German Government Has Announced Funding for the Glamorization of Jew Killer"

"The Wiesenthal Center suggested that Germany instead encourage joint football matches between Israelis and Palestinians:

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre urged Chancellor Angela Merkel 'to suspend this unthinkable agreement until the Palestinian Authority removes all names of terrorists from all sectors of Palestinian sport and their acts of terror be publicly condemned by Ramallah'

Paris, 7 February 2017

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed revulsion that 'today's Germany could be associated through sport with the blatant sanctification of Jew-killers, thereby evoking the shadows of the 1936 Nazi Olympics and the 1972 Munich Olympics atrocity.'

The German representative to 'Palestine', Peter Beerwerth, has announced 'his pride' in financing the Palestinian sports agency responsible for naming all stadiums, tournaments and clubs in honour of the terrorist murderers of Jews. Among them is the organizer of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre of the Israeli athletic team who was also responsible for the murder of two American diplomats.

'The agreement, signed with terrorism supporter Jibril Rajoub, commits Germany to pay all expenses and fees in supplying German expertise to Palestinian football,' noted Samuels.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre recently provided FIFA (the International Federation of Football Associations) and the United Nations Sports for Peace programme with a list of assassins, iconized in all Palestinian sports activities.

Attached is the full list of the 21 Palestinian bodies that glorify terror (compiled by Palestinian Media Watch <www.palwatch.org>).

The Centre urged Chancellor Angela Merkel 'to suspend this unthinkable agreement until the Palestinian Authority removes all names of terrorists from all sectors of Palestinian sport and their acts of terror be publicly condemned by Ramallah.'

Samuels argued, 'By linking their sports heroes with antisemitic terrorists, the Palestinian Authority deliberately foments hate among its youth thereby extinguishing the hope for peace. If Berlin wishes to reignite the spirit of peace, it should perhaps invite Israeli and Palestinian football teams for a "friendly" match, despite Sports Minister Rajoub’s definition of sports encounters of young Palestinians with their Israeli peers as a "crime against humanity'" …

The 21 Palestinian bodies that glorify terror"
[Simon Wiesenthal Center website, 7 Feb. 2017]