Arab Israeli Conflict
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The Egyptian Olympic Committee summoned Islam el-Shehaby to speak at a hearing on the matter, and said they will release their decision in the next 48 hours.
The Hebrew daily Israel Hayom on Wednesday signed an endorsement agreement with judo star Peter Paltchik.
After Tel Aviv Grand Prix judo tournament, Prime Minister praises competitors for helping contacts with Arab world.
Practicing martial art really does cultivate inner peace.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Tal Flicker won the under-66 kilogram category competition at the Abu Dhabi judo Grand Slam on Thursday, but he had to do so under the flag of the International Judo Federation.
By ALLON SINAI
While the athletes are allowed to compete, they may not display the Israeli flag on their uniforms, nor will they be identified as Israeli athletes.
The Israel team, numbering 12 athletes, was supposed to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, pick up its visas for Abu Dhabi before departing for its final destination.
It is simply unacceptable that Israeli athletes are only being allowed to compete in major sporting events by agreeing to hide their identity.
The national anthem will also not be played, should an Israeli win a gold medal.
Ori Sasson made a triumphant return to the judo mat on Sunday.
Gerbi defeated Miku Tashiro of Japan for Israel’s first Olympic medal since the 2008 games in Beijing.
Israel has sent 12 representatives to Budapest, some of which are targeting a place on the podium, while others are mainly aiming to gain experience.
Many of Europe’s top judokas skipped the first major continental championships since the Rio Olympics, with the Israel delegation also missing its biggest stars.
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