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Old Feb 17th 2009, 8:48 am
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WTA are considering sanctions which may mean this is the last tournament in the UAE.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,195...931649,00.html
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Old Feb 17th 2009, 9:30 am
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You don't even have to be Israeli to be banned from Dubai these days

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/b...-festival.html
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Old Feb 17th 2009, 9:39 am
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You have to laugh.....
I mean, They are fining any reporters who tarnish the image or reputation of Dubai....... yet with own actions, they are creating loads of bad international press... Way to go Dubai!!!!!!
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But when they realised the novel featured a homosexual sheikh who had an English boyfriend
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Old Feb 17th 2009, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by commander View Post
Arab pride and stubborness in my opinion will get the better of them.
That statement applies to nearly everything that's wrong with this region.

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Old Feb 20th 2009, 4:57 am
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Another 'injury'...hmmmm

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/54741...-due-to-injury
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Old Feb 21st 2009, 5:42 am
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Record fine: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/7902965.stm

And now Roddick pulls out in protest: http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2009/...9771235194017/
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
The PR machine is amazing... like everyone here was stupid, today in GN:

"With some top players missing the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships either due to injuries or otherwise, the favourites' tag now falls on Djokovic and Murray."

"Some of the top players such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Nicolai Davydenko and Fernando Verdasco have pulled out, mostly due to injuries."

What OTHERWISE means? No mention of Roddick explicit decision to not play due to the Israeli ban...
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According to a letter in Seven Days, the concerned tennis player is an accomplished marksman in the Israeli Defence Force whose video was being used to actively recruit more soldiers to the army. Not surprising that Arabs might object to her inclusion.
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Old Feb 22nd 2009, 12:13 pm
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It's not unusual to be involved in a state organised militia in Israel though.

It's tennis not an invasion FFS.
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