Thursday, December 28, 2017

StandWithUs: Saudi Discrimination Against Israeli Chess Players

Do not exclude Israeli chess players from a tournament in Saudi Arabia! Send an email to the World Chess Federation!
Once again, politics and hate have found their way into competitive sports at the expense of Israel.
The King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships, the first international chess competition held in Saudi Arabia, has commenced without a key delegation of chess players – the Israeli team. This has happened because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has refused to issue visas to Israel on racist and discriminatory grounds. The response of the World Chess Federation? Silence.
Join StandWithUs in urging the World Chess Federation to take action against this blatant and shameful discrimination. The world is watching.