Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres congratulated Arik Ze'evi on Saturday evening, for winning the gold medal at the 2012 European Judo Championships.
"We are all very excited. You brought us respect and hope," the prime minister told the judo champion.
Peres also sent a message to the sportsman, in which he wrote that he is "full of admiration and appreciation for this wonderful achievement." Read the full story here