Something Pongs

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This last Olympic Games, you may recall how an Iranian Judoka made a mockery of the spirit of goodwill by refusing to compete against his Israeli opponent.
 
Now, an Egyptian table tennis player has decided to do the same thing.
Ayatollah Ashraf, an Egyptian religious Muslim who routinely shows up for games in a traditional attire, pulled a no-show on her Israeli opponent at the first round ping-pong games of the world championship in Shanghai, China.
 
Marina Kravechenko the Israeli table tennis player technically won and moved up to the second round of games.
I always find it interesting how the Israeli never has a problem turning up to compete against his or her Arab/Muslim opponent. The problem is always on the other side.
 
What does this tell you about Israel’s and the Arab world’s respective desires to have peace?
 
What does this tell you about the extent of hatred felt by the Arabs/Muslims against Israelis and Jews?
 
Bear in mind that Egypt is supposedly at peace with us..

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.