Although the basketball association publicly announced that the semi-finals of the State Cup will be held in a hall in Holon, in its response to Hapoel Haifa’s petition to the union’s Supreme Court against the holding of the games in the Jerusalem Arena, it writes: “Contrary to what is stated in the petition, the union has never published any official announcement about the holding of the games in the Sports Hall in Holon.” . The union also writes in its answer: “Even though various media outlets published this. Therefore, it is clear that a decision that was never officially published could not have created expectation or reliance among the petitioner regarding the location of the games.”
The union simply did not write the truth in its answer. why? Because on January 16 at 1:55 p.m., an official announcement was made on the official Twitter account of the Basketball Association: “The semifinals and finals of the Migdal State Cup for men will be held this year at Toto Hall in Holon. The semifinals are scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2023, and the final for Thursday, February 16 23. The union reserves the option to split the semi-final matches into two days.”
It is not clear why the union gives such an answer to a legal institution, when in the same house they officially announced what it claims was not done. Did someone break into the union’s Twitter and plant the message? Did someone fake it? The union also claims that Hapoel Haifa’s petition: “is asserted without supporting evidence.” If the union itself determined that it would be in Holon, then did a “flick-flack” and moved the games to Jerusalem, then why claim that it was “claimed without supporting evidence”?
By the way, the union members would do well to look at the petition submitted this week to the Tel Aviv District Court by the entertainment and recreation company in Holon against the transfer of the games from Makhon to the Arena in Jerusalem, where they presented in documents the union’s official announcement that the games are in Holon.
Union Chairman Amiram Halevi, CEO Yaakov Ben Sasson, and Legal Adviser Dan Schwetz would do well this morning if they re-examined the matter and admitted their mistake before they have a legal embarrassment, and this could already be in the Supreme Court, or in the court the district