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THE ISRAEL MEN’S national team poses on the ice following its gold-medal winning performance this we

Gold-medal celebration on ice for Israel hockey

Union with North American foundation leads to blue-and-white international success.

Doha, Qatar

Israeli national anthem plays in Qatar- watch

Hatikvah was heard after Israeli gymnast won the gold medal during the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series.

Israeli Judokas meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Culture and Sports Minister Miri Reg

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Miri Regev meet with Israeli Judo champions

Sagi Muki and Peter Palchik both won gold medals at the completions where the Israeli national anthem was played in in Abu Dhabi for the first time.

Miri Regev (C) visits Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, October 29, 2018

Abu Dhabi of gold

For many years, the toxic mixing of sports and politics went unchallenged. But in recent years that began to change.

Miri Regev (C) visits Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, October 29, 2018

WATCH: Miri Regev's historic visit to Abu Dhabi's grand mosque

The visit is part of a seemingly new chapter in warming Israeli ties with Dubai.

Protests against the nation-state bill in Tel Aviv, July 14th, 2018

Nation-State Law and disorder

The trigger for the latest round of threatened diplomatic warfare was, of course, the passage on July 19 of Israel’s Nation-State Law.

The Knesset building

Jewish and democratic

Since its founding in 1948, Israel has grappled with the conundrum of being both a Jewish nation-state and a democracy. Is it even possible?

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