(Tonight, David Menzies guest hosts for Ezra Levant...) Even in the world of fun and games, there’s a different set of rules for Israel. Case in point:
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam of Judo is forbidding Israeli athletes to wear national emblems. And if an Israeli competitor wins a medal, the Israeli national anthem will not be played.
This is just the latest example of a long standing phenomenon:
Israel’s participation in international sports typically leads to hostile reactions and even boycotts from Arab or Muslim organizations or athletes.
And it goes beyond athletics:
Lebanon, Tunisia and Qatar banned the movie Wonder Woman because the titular character is played by an Israeli actress.
I wonder how such a storyline would play out on the world stage if the roles were reversed, if Israel demanded the same conditions its neighbouring countries typically do? I can already hear the cries of “Islamophobia!”
TONIGHT: I'm joined by author and activist Pamela Geller to discuss whether or not these "anti-Israel" stunts are really outright anti-Semitism under another name; then Quebec broadcaster Eric Duhaime reports the immediate fallout from Quebec's bill banning face coverings in the public sector. Will it stand up to a court challenge?
FINALLY: Your messages about last night's monologue about the NFL!