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Ethiopian-Israeli MK Slams Sterling in Letter to NBA’s Silver

By: JTA

An Ethiopian-Israeli Knesset Member called racist statements attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, “disgusting” in a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

“As a Jew, as a citizen of a country founded on the ruins of racism in Europe, it hurt me to hear Mr. Sterling, especially on this painful day,” Yesh Atid MK Shimon Solomon wrote in a letter dated Monday, Holocaust Remembrance Day. “It is sad to see someone of the stature of Mr. Sterling, who instead of choosing to lead and influence to change and fight these incidents, chose to make racist statements, so pathetic and disgusting like the last uneducated person in society.”

Solomon also called on Silver and the NBA to take the team from Sterling, who referenced Ethiopian Jews in the rant attributed to him.

“The dismissal of Sterling from his position as owner of the NBA team will send a message loud and clear: ‘NBA will not tolerate racism, and racism will not be tolerated. There are more important things than the game itself.’ This message will go all over the world, and is an important step in the war against racism in our global village,” he wrote, also saying, “Now the responsibility to deliver the message, sir, is on you.”

The NBA is scheduled to address its investigation into Sterling’s comments in a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

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8 Responses to “Ethiopian-Israeli MK Slams Sterling in Letter to NBA’s Silver”

  1. Mr. Sterling is what he is, a jerk. Why is he “Dating” a woman of color, if he hates black people. “Moron”. His “Girl Friend” nailed him.

  2. i did not hear one word from sterling saying he did not like black people. he is an 81 year old man. I am sure he has many old mores he lives with. He is sleeping with a black hispanic woman whom he is seen with in public. he is an old man. with OLD ideas. GIVE US ALL A BREAK ! it was a PRIVATE conversation. The woman is a grifter low life. This whole thing is a blown up stupid divisive non event. Everyone should shut up and leave it go.. AND i want the first person whom has NEVER made a racial remark or told an ethnic joke to stand up!!!

  3. Gene Strong says:

    Mr. Solomon.is.a.racist.islamic.sympathizer.

  4. Really, Gene-what makes you say that? The guy happened to be right and you had better get your facts straight before you call him a racist,Islamic sympathizer. On what basis? The smoke you’re blowing out of your butt?

  5. He gives us a bad name.

  6. yaser kocah to to ethiopian israeli. we jews come in all colors. good for him. sterling is a disgrace.

  7. Nothing like politicizing a moron! The woman is a criminal and the billionaire is a pseudo racist. The criminal gets a reward and the old man gets the Jews into the mix as if he represented Jews and as if she represented Womens Rights!

  8. And the Prostitute broke California law- tape recording a conversation without a warrant or without permission… no one noticed she tried to extort more from this idiot!

    The whore gets off… the Jew is used to demonize Israel/ Jews!

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