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Israel's Culture Minister Ruined the Party

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The euphoria and arrogance the government has displayed since the U.S. Embassy in Israel was moved to Jerusalem extracted its price this week: The friendly soccer game scheduled to take place on Saturday between the Argentine and Israeli national soccer teams was canceled at the last minute because of pressure from Palestinian organizations, foremost among them the Palestinian Football Association, not to hold the game in Jerusalem.

Israel rushed to put into operation the automatic mechanisms of victimization. Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev, directly responsible for this fiasco, claimed that the Argentine players received terror threats, saying that "this is the same terrorism that led to the murder of eleven slain athletes in Munich."

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