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Giro in Israel...part 2
 

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Marc N.
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Israel

11/30/17 9:53 AM

Giro in Israel...part 2

The Giro released yesterday the map of all the routes, and for the TT in Jerusalem they wrote "West Jerusalem." Well, if anyone thinks that that will fly with our present government, they are greatly mistaken. Our minister of sport and culture, the dictionary definition of a political hack, immediately reacted and said if they don`t alter what is written on the map, there will be no official support of the Giro. They (the Giro) are going to regret their decision to start in Israel, and I wouldn`t be surprised if they change their decision. I`ve said all along, that I`ll believe it when I see it.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15870
Location: Portland, OR

11/30/17 10:02 AM

Doesn't seem surprising, and I bet you are spot on...

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PLee
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Brooklyn, NY

11/30/17 10:44 AM

The Giro has deleted all references to West Jerusalem. That didn't take long . . .

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Rickk
Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 504
Location: Montreal

12/1/17 7:06 AM

No entiendo. What's the big deal referring to a bike race route as taking place in"west Jerusalem"?

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Marc N.
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Israel

12/1/17 8:25 AM

As far as the present regime is concerned, there is no East or West Jerusalem, but only an undivided Jerusalem which is the capitol of Israel. To be perfectly honest, there is a relatively large part of the country, even those not attached to the right but more center, that isn`t willing to relinquish any control over Jerusalem. Only those on the left, including yours truly, are willing to give over parts of the city. It is a serious stumbling block (as if there aren`t enough), which will have to be dealt with only after everything else is taken care of. Every President has said he will move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, but when confronted with the reality of the Middle East, realize that it would be a mistake. I really hope that Trump will backtrack from the promise.

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Rickk
Joined: 01 Jun 2004
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Location: Montreal

12/2/17 1:34 PM

Got it.
Thanks for explaining Marc.

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lrzipris
Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 380
Location: Doylestown, PA

12/9/17 12:45 PM

Marc, I don't know precisely where you are, but I hope you are all right.

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Marc N.
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Israel

12/9/17 9:56 PM

Thanks for asking

Me and my family are up by the Sea of Galilee in the north, in a rural area of the country, populated by kibbutzium and moshavium. It isn`t quite as bad as it seems on the news as most of the country isn`t affected by what is going on.
Btw, I`ll take advantage of this opportunity to ask if you knew C. Kritz when you worked for Philly? Always been meaning to ask.

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lrzipris
Joined: 04 Mar 2004
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Location: Doylestown, PA

12/13/17 6:55 AM

Marc, I don't know C. Kritz. As you can imagine, Philly is a big universe, and as a public defender doing indigent criminal defense, my sense of it was fairly limited to the world of cops and robbers.

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Marc N.
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Israel

12/13/17 9:56 AM

Oh well

Thanks. Cheryl was the chief deputy city solicitor so I thought that maybe your paths crossed..

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