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Arsenal, Israeli Deal

News that English football club Arsenal will promote Israel as a tourist destination will not affect Emirates airlines' 15-year stadium and eight-year shirt sponsorship deal worth $175m, VP for corporate communications Mike Simon told Gulf News. He said the situation was unfortunate, but their sponsorship agreement only extends to barring Arsenal signing other airlines.

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Why is the situation unfortunate?

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The above is not true. Arsenal sought and obtained Emirates permission to proceed with the two year deal with Israel.

Arsenal has a longstanding community programme in Israel and the West Bank sending its community team out there to train youngsters from both communities.
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Why is the situation unfortunate?
Because Israel is in breach of over 65 United Nation resolutions.
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And what does that have to do with football?

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And what does that have to do with football?
Who said it had anything to do with football?
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Oh, right - not like Arsenal is a football team anyhow. I stand corrected.

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And what does promoting Israel as a tourist destination have to do with football?
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It's marketing deal which serves as income for the team. A lot like giving the Emirate Airline naming rights to the field and jersey as a sponsor.

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Because Israel is in breach of over 65 United Nation resolutions.
As is every other mid-east country. So what's your point?
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As is every other mid-east country. So what's your point?
Really?

Please name me Middle Eastern countries that have broken more than 5 U.N resolutions, let alone 65+.
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The UAE have numerous civil rights violations. How come you weren't here protesting the Arsenal - UAE airlines deal?

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Really?

Please name me Middle Eastern countries that have broken more than 5 U.N resolutions, let alone 65+.
Last time I checked the UAE isn't nor ever was the darling child of the UN. Then again, I think the UN is incompetent to begin with.
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Really?

Please name me Middle Eastern countries that have broken more than 5 U.N resolutions, let alone 65+.
syria, iraq, iran, lybia, sudan, etcetc
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. Only England recognises norther Cyprus in the world and yes ofcourse they back Isreal AKA America 100%.
what have cyprus and america to do with this now? ?
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The UAE have numerous civil rights violations. How come you weren't here protesting the Arsenal - UAE airlines deal?
Are you seriously comparing the UAE to Israel?
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England has a habit of doing this.
England has nothing to do with this. Arsenal is an indepedent entity. It may be domiciled in England, but it negotiates its own deals independently.

Some people just can't help stretch their agendas into everything. Poor Greeks.

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Are you seriously comparing the UAE to Israel?
I wouldn't do Israel the disservice.

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Are you seriously comparing the UAE to Israel?
Seems like a favourable comparison for the UAE.
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England has a habit of doing this. My favorite was the London Bus campaign last year advertising holidays to 'Northern Cyprus' a country only recognised by the UK and no one else in the world. Holidays in houses that were Greek cypriot 30 years ago. Many of these houses are sold to brits, the only race i know who would invest on mass in property not legally owned by the sellers. Like the Elgin marbles were sold a couple of years before Greece got its independance by a Turk. Even Mrs Blair is a big defender of Brits rights to buy ex Greek property on Cyprus, so much so that she is taking the former owners of one property to court. Only England recognises norther Cyprus in the world and yes ofcourse they back Isreal AKA America 100%.
You're only a million gazillion miles wide of the mark. The British government does not recognise the Turkish puppet state. Turkey is the only country in the world to do so. We back Cyprus 100%, and, as guarantor power, have demanded the reunification of Cyprus in any manner that the Cypriot government sees fit. Given that the UK is home to a quarter of a million Cypriots, that would make sense. It just so happens that Cherie Booth is a QC, and has chosen to contradict the government policy.

I wouldn't gripe about the Elgin Marbles if I were you. Were the Elgin Marbles left in Greece, they'd have been smashed into a million pieces, then defaced by a century of pollution. The British Museum might as well be an extension of the Greek Embassy, for all the good work it does promoting Hellenic culture.

Oh, and it's not called 'England'. Amongst other things, Lord Elgin was Scottish.

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