Young Taekwondo champion fights BDS

Emuna Samuels, 12, trains intensively and would like to go to the Olympics one day. Until then, she will fight for the state of Israel.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
January 24, 2019 13:54
4 minute read.
Young Taekwondo champion fights BDS

Emuna Samuels, the youngest Israeli with a black belt in Taekwondo. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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At first glance Emuna Samuels, 12, seems like an unlikely fighter for Israel or anything else. Her hair pulled back in a pony tail, the seventh grader looks like what she is – a sweet Modern Orthodox seventh grader from the Jewish settlement of Efrat.
But she is also the youngest Israeli with a black belt in Taekwondo. She trains intensively and would like to go to the Olympics one day. Until then, she will fight for the state of Israel.

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