"CSKA Moscows anti-Semitic display"

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3388975,00.html

Russian basketball club PBC CSKA Moscow easily defeated its Israeli rival Macabbi Tel Aviv last week, and won a ticket to the Euroleague's final-four stage in Athens.

But just before their third and final confrontation at the Moscow stadium, Macabbi's players and fans found themselves watching an anti-Semitic laser show aimed at livening up the local audience.

Macabbi Tel Aviv was presented at the laser show as a haredi Jew wearing a traditional fur hat, while CSKA was depicted as a steam train which runs over the Jew.

Shocked by what they considered a blatant display of anti-Semitism, the heads of the Israeli team filed an official complaint with their Moscow counterparts.
Our Israeli friends understood it in the wrong way. CSKA is an army basketball team. So the train - armoured train with guns is a symbol of CSKA. Haredi Jew symbolised the Israeli team. The laser show demonstates that 'you are unable to stop us'. Nothing anti-Semitic here at all. Text in Russia reads 'Forward CSKA'.
 
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Russian basketball club PBC CSKA Moscow easily defeated its Israeli rival Macabbi Tel Aviv last week, and won a ticket to the Euroleague's final-four stage in Athens.


Russia and Israel have been part of Europe since?
 

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