Argentina cancels Israel World Cup friendly after Gaza violence
Argentina has cancelled a football World Cup warm-up match with Israel, apparently under pressure over Israel's treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.
Striker Gonzalo Higuain said they had "finally done the right thing".
But Israel's defence minister said it was "too bad" Argentina's footballers did not "withstand the pressure of the Israeli-hating inciters".
"We will not yield before a pack of anti-Semitic terrorist supporters," Avigdor Lieberman tweeted.
The Israeli embassy in Argentina tweeted to confirm that the friendly, which was due to take place in Jerusalem on Saturday, had been "suspended".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Argentina's president in an attempt to salvage the tie, but was told by Mauricio Macri that "there...