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Global sportsmanship fails despite Israeli victory

in Life, Culture & Sports

As the judo competitor takes his place on the gold stand, the flag is raised and the anthem is sung. This is the story for every gold medalist winner at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo Tournament – except for those sports competitors who represent Israel. Of the 12-member team of Israelis present at the…

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Hoop Dreams and the Holy Land

in Life, Culture & Sports

He’s 34-years old, a former NBA super star, an art extraordinaire, and now a Hebrew speaker. Amar’e Stoudemire moved to Jerusalem, Israel two years ago to play basketball for Hapoel Jerusalem. Moving to Israel meant fulfilling a longtime dream for Stoudemire, and he says that he’s never felt more at home. Even though he’s not…

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Israeli Gev Sella is Youngest Rally Champion in Africa

in Life, Culture & Sports

The youngest competitor to ever win a rally, Gev Sella, chose to challenge himself when he entered the Rally Africa Eco Race. The race, which requires navigating through dunes on motor bikes, is a doozy in terms of terrain, length and competition. The rally is a 6,500 kilometer trek through the deserts of Morocco, Mauritania…

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Jerusalem is Making Moves

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Robert Kraft has donated $6 million dollars to the development of a multi-sports complex in Jerusalem. The gift comes just in time to honor the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and the 20th Maccabiah Games, set to take place in Jerusalem in July 2017. Kraft is the owner of the NFL’s New England…

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Israeli torch for Maccabi Games

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

Israel’s most famous motorcyclist brought the torch for the “Jewish Olympics” to Berlin from Tel Aviv. The flame is burning calmly, the box is secure. Elen Katz can’t take any chances – it is unthinkable what would happen if the airstream or rain were to put out the flame – the flame that was to…

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