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Monday, June 2, 2014

Eurosport-Arabic and anti-Israel labelling

Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network co-operated by French broadcaster TF1 Group and Discovery Communications Incorporated

Headline from Eurosport-Arabic on the Honduras 4-2 loss to Israel in a soccer friendly match on June 1, 2014 in Houston:
 "Honduras falls to the Zionist entity in preparation for the World Cup"

I did some research and found that Eurosport-Arabic published an AFP article and replaced "Israel" with "the Zionist entity" or "the entity" as well as changed "Israeli police force" to "police force belonging to the occupation" (see red rectangle)

Headline from February 12, 2014:

"The Palestinian association begins a sporting boycott campaign targeting the Zionist entity

The above article is by columnist Hamad Mousa of the Agence France-Presse (AFP) titled:

"The Palestinian football association begins a sporting boycott campaign targeting Israel"

Eurosport-Arabic "version" of the AFP article

Original AFP
article published in Egyptian daily newspaper Al Masry Al Youm

Remaining portion of article
Eurosport-Arabic "version"

Original AFP

Zionist entity: is a phrase used by Arabs as a pejorative for the State of Israel. The term is described as a means of expressing hostility towards Israel, refusing to acknowledge its existence, and denying its legitimacy or right to exist. (Wikipedia)

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