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Group wants Emirates sanctioned

Updated: February 18, 2009, 1:36 PM ET
Associated Press

JERUSALEM -- A prominent group of Jewish American leaders urged the Women's Tennis Association on Wednesday to punish the United Arab Emirates for barring an Israeli player from entering the country for a tournament this week.

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations also called on international tennis authorities to cancel a related men's tournament in Dubai next week unless the UAE allows another Israeli player, Andy Ram, to participate. Ram is still waiting ...

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