Apr 19, 2011

#BDS: Politics and Sports Definitely Don't Mix: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to visit Israel

"Former NBA star, who is making film about WWII, to meet Rabbi Lau whom his father liberated from Nazi concentration camp

American basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will visit Israel in July and meet with Rabbi Israel Meir Lau to discuss a film that he is making about World War II, the rabbi said recently.

The film is based on the book "Brothers in Arms", which Abdul-Jabbar co-authored and deals with the American troops who liberated Nazi concentration camps in the end of World War II. Abdul-Jabbar's own father served on the 761st Tank Battalion, which liberated the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany."

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  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should respect the call of the PACBI, of Palestinian Civil Society. His visit is a ploy by Israel to normalize apartheid. Essentially the man is being used for ignoble purposes.

  2. AnonymousJune 16, 2011

    See report that he cancelled his appearance to promote Israeli apartheid at http://refrainplayingisrael.posterous.com/57354157
    Good for him! He made a momentous choice!