NEW YORK (Jul. 20)
The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has called on the International Tennis Federation to suspend the Davis Cup tennis match between Israel and India in New Delhi July 24-26 because of the Indian government’s refusal to grant visas to Israeli visitors and journalists.
ADL national director Abraham Foxman charged in a telegram to ITF president Philippe Chatrier that India’s actions “violate the spirit of international cooperation which is at the heart of the Davis Cup matches and is symbolic of India’s record of hostility towards the State of Israel and its citizens.”
He urged the ITF to “suspend the match until a neutral site is chosen, if India persists in barring Israelis or others who want to attend the competition.”