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USA Venice Cup team member (Migry) denied visa to Indonesia?

*** EDIT Aug 16th 2013 ****

According to Migry's facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/migry.campanile?fref=ts) she got the visa, and I would like to congratulate her and USBF on this. Good luck at the Venice Cup. 

Obviously these good news override the original, earlier, post (cited bellow). I was not able to edit the title of the post.

:)Yu 

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In continuation to the much debated saga of Israeli women team unable to attend Venice Cup, covered in several posts and facebook threads, comes a new development - according to Susan Culham and Roland Wald, Migry Zur Campanile has been denied visa to Indonesia  (https://www.facebook.com/roland.wald?fref=ts). The obvious suspected reason is her Israeli citizenship. No comment from WBF so far.

This poses a question of how is USBF to react? Roland suggested that an adequate response would be withdraw of all USA teams from World Championships - something that hopefully will make WBF move the event to a more hospitable country. Such development is definitely a possible one (and personally I would welcome it with all my heart) - but I can't help noticing that it would also emphasize an uncomfortable fact - All teams are equal, but some teams are more equal than others. 

In any case, I do not envy the WBF - but they absolutely deserve this headache.

SmileYu

 

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