Groups urge Minnesota basketball team to boycott Israel

Over 100 organizations sent an open letter to the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team Saturday, requesting that it boycott an exhibition game against the Israeli team Maccabi-Haifa scheduled to be played next Tuesday at the Target Center.
The organizations also signed onto a worldwide sports and cultural boycott of Israel, saying that efforts to "present Israel as a 'normal' society" should be banned "until Israel complies with international law and ends its human rights abuses against Palestinians."