Dr. Lev Daggerstein, chairman of the Institute for the Advancement of Israeli Dominance (מכון לקידום דומיננטי ישראלי) and vice chairman Dr. Haim Ripperberg are seated outdoors at the Kuli Alma bar on the corner of Yehuda Halevi and Allenby in central Tel Aviv nursing their tankards of Maccabee. Anguish written all over.
“This is anti-Semitism at its ugliest. A spit in the face of our sufferings in the Holocaust … what excuse Argentina has to cancel their game in Jerusalem … imagine it was done in the face of worldwide outcry over violence against those so-called Palestinians in Gaza,” said a frustrated Dr. Daggerstein.
“Haim, it is all Bibi’s fault. Benyamin Netanyahu should have invited the U.S. football team instead. President Trump would have sent his daughter Ivanka too to render the first kick!
” Who else, but Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and moved the US embassy to the city!
“Lev, I hear that Lionel Messi is very popular in the Gaza Strip … so … does the Argentinean captain know that no one there can afford to buy his jersey … all they would be wearing would be fakes!
“Messi has stained his white and sky-blue striped jersey with Jewish blood.
“Argentina must pay for the affront to the Jewish people. As a first step, Bibi should call his friend in Riyadh, MBS to get Messi stuff banned in Saudi Arabia. I tell you that if MBS burns his Messi shirt, all the Saudis will listen and obey.
“Lev, this is not all. Bibi should call Donald Trump to sanction Argentina and double sanction Argentine President Mauricio Macri.
“I tell you all Bibi has to do is tell Trump that this Messi is a closet Palestinian. And Trump doesn’t recognize the Palestinians to be people,” declared Ripperberg.
“Haim, this is a awful. The Argentinian move has buoyed the despicable Boycott, Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. Macri has played in the hands of those who seeks to isolate Israel on the lame excuse of ‘non-violent defense of Palestinian rights’. But what ‘right’ when there is decision to be made between the civilized man and the savage.
“If I was in Bibi’s place, I would have fired this nothing Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev. She is fully responsible for this fiasco.
“This nonsense about the ‘rights’ of these savages is getting too much. An online campaign late last year convinced New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde to cancel her concert in Israel. She followed other artists who have cancelled performances, like Elvis Costello, Lauryn Hill and Gorillaz.
“You know what our President, Reuven Rivlin said that the politicization of the Argentinean move worries him greatly. Yes. Indeed.
“The one-hundred United States senators and the 435 members of the House of Representatives know that only what is good for Israel is good for America.
“Thanks to all those who understand this, so far these savages have been unsuccessful in their effort to persuade FIFA and the International Olympic Committee to impose sanctions against Israel because of our settlements.
“Haim, let me get back to Trump sanctioning Argentina. Their soy products alone, that is soybeans and vegetable oil, account for almost one fourth of their total exports to the U.S. There you have it either Macri keeps all the soy oil to fill his swimming pool or honors Israel. Macri has handed a victory to terrorism!
“Haim, this needs to be stopped now! I may ask how far will they go?”