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  חשון 25, 5768 , 06/11/07

Gaydamak: Moment of Silence Was Inappropriate

Russian-Israeli billionaire and Jerusalem mayoral candidate Arkadi Gaydamak said Monday that he would not condemn the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team.  Several politicians condemned the team and its fans on Monday after fans whistled and booed during a moment of silence in memory of slain Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin on Sunday.

Gaydamak, who owns the team, blamed the game’s organizers for the incident.  Holding a respectful moment of silence “is not appropriate for a soccer field,” he said.

 

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