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Soccer clubs kick off qualifying • Judoka Sasson takes gold • Husband, wife qualify for Olympics • Rowers medal
"Refraining from participating in competitions with athletes of the Zionist regime is an issue of the Muslim world, and athletes from 20 countries refrain from doing so."
“In a historic breakthrough, the International Judo Federation announced that for Iran’s judo athletes the boycotts would be no more.”
Israel’s judo team was barred from displaying national symbols last month in a tournament in Abu Dhabi.
By ANDREW TOBIN / JTA
Israel’s bronze medalist from the Rio Olympics received official confirmation regarding his participation on Thursday.
By ALLON SINAI
Ori Sasson left Israel for Munich on Wednesday, but won’t be able board a flight to his final destination in Morocco
Judo and the Balfour Declaration.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
If Abu Dhabi denies Israel and Israelis the most basic gesture of respect on a national level, that denigration inevitably will filter through to personal treatment.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The organizers claimed that due to security reasons, the Israelis can’t have their flag on their judo uniform.
The officials also congratulated the Israeli team for their success.
By REBECCA MONTAG
The event has been overshadowed by a ban on Israeli judokas sporting their national flag.
This is the third medal the Israeli Judo team wins in Abu Dhabi despite unfavorable conditions
By HAGAY HACOHEN
Flicker won despite not having the comfort given to all other atheltes, to compete under his own country's flag.
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