Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani criticized the Argentina national soccer team on Thursday for cancelling their exhibition match against Israel.
Visiting Israel through the end of the week, Giuliani told The Jerusalem Post that Argentina succumbed to threats, and backing out of the pre-World Cup match was an “outrageous” decision based on fear.
“You don’t let terrorism frighten you into not doing what you already agreed to do,” he said. “Had they not agreed to it in the first place, it would be one thing; but having agreed to it, you have to have the courage to go through with it.” (RELATED: Palestinians Cheer Cancellation Of Argentina-Israel Game In Disputed Territory)
“It seems to me this is a very wealthy organization. You get protection and move forward,” he said. Giuliani compared the importance of the United States embassy in Jerusalem to Argentina’s team participating in Israel.
He blasted the Palestinian Authority as a “renegade group” of “terrorists and thieves.”
“We are aware of the fact that they pay salaries to convicted terrorists, including people convicted of killing Americans. That is totally mind-boggling.”
While in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, Giuliani criticized Stormy Daniels over her career choices. “I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance,” he stated.
Currently President Trump’s personal lawyer, Giuliani was NYC mayor during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He notably encouraged New Yorkers and the entire world that “terrorism can’t stop us.”