It will be interesting to see if Dmitriy Salita can beat Amir Khan tonight in their WBA light-welterweight title fight tonight in Newcastle. Salita, is a tough New York orthodox Jew who keeps shabbat. According to Jimmy O’Pharrow, Salita’s trainer, “the kid looks Russian, prays Jewish and fights black”.
He would follow in the footsteps of Yuri Foreman, a trainee rabbi, who on November 14th in Las Vegas beat Daniel Santos to win the WBA super welterwieght title.
Then maybe a few more people would be a little more circumspect when slagging of Jews as this man did last tuesday night as he was in his way into a carol service held in support of the Palestinians. Next time, if he isn’t careful, he might just find himself floored by a left hook. The carol service was held at Bloomsbusy Central Baptish Church on Shaftsbury Avenue and the words of this man talking into the camera speak for themselves. Have a look and listen.
You have to feel sorry for the man in a way, although few would. The professionally organised anti-Israel campaign in this country has been very careful to use the word “Zionist” but this man has let his guard down.
I am not sure he will be coming up for air for a while. Although i am sure he will be itching to attend next tuesday’s Bethlehem Now carol service along with Lauren Booth, Jenny Tonge, Ghada Karmi and Bruce Kent at The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden where hymns will be sung. The Holly and the Ivy will be replaced by The Olive and The Army (O the rampaging of settlers/And the rolling of the tanks…)
Before he is let loose once again at an anti-Israel event i hope he will be practicing his lines. Now, after me, “I must say Zionist, I must say Zionist, I must say Zionist…..”