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Artem Dolgopyat won Israel a Gold Medal, and in the process rekindled a long-simmering Israeli debate about what it means to be a Jew

DANIEL GORDIS SUBSTACK Might a gold medal not be his only legacy? August 9, 2021 Lev Paschov certainly never imagined that he would be buried twice. An Israeli soldier who had immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union through … Continue reading

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24-year-old Artem Dolgopyat: “The artistic gymnast who soared to the second gold in Israeli Olympic history keeps his feet firmly on the ground amid national euphoria”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Israel’s modest gold medalist: Artem Dolgopyat proves a disarming Olympic hero by David Horovitz August 1, 2021 Artem Dolgopyat, Israel’s first gold winner of the Tokyo Olympics, and only its second gold medal winner ever, must be … Continue reading

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“The IOC has never before heeded the call to remember slain athletes, at times suggesting that honoring the Israeli athletes could be divisive”

JTA For first time, Olympics opening ceremony honors Israeli athletes murdered in Munich July 23, 2021 For the first time ever, the Olympic Games held a moment of silence during the opening ceremony for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during … Continue reading

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Israel to play baseball in 2020 Olympics “where it will face powerhouse teams such as the United States, Japan, and the Dominican Republic”

NBC SPORTS Israel is first nation to qualify for 2020 Olympic baseball tournament by Olympic Talk September 22, 2019 Israel’s baseball team, which captivated at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, is headed to its first Olympics next summer. Israel won a … Continue reading

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Munich Olympic Memorial: “Before, during, and after the attack, Germany displayed a systemic pattern of neglect, still unacknowledged by its government”

TABLET MAG Munich’s New Memorial to the Slain Israeli Athletes is Meaningless and Offensive by Liel Leibovitz September 6, 2017 Israeli president Reuven Rivlin and German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier unveiled a memorial in Munich today commemorating the 11 Israeli athletes … Continue reading

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“Israeli president, families of 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Arab terrorists in 1972, meet following dedication of Munich memorial to victims” [VIDEO]

ARUTZ SHEVA President Rivlin meets families of Munich Massacre victims by Staff September 6, 2017 After the main memorial ceremony held in for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics, and after the inauguration of the memorial … Continue reading

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“Largely forgotten, at least 30 Jewish Olympians were murdered in the Holocaust, often displaying uncommon heroism in the face of death”

TIMES OF ISRAEL The Jewish Olympians among Hitler’s victims by Matt Lebovic August 21, 2016 A century before Aly Raisman and Or Sasson, the Jewish people had gymnast Judikje “Jud” Simons from the Netherlands, and boxer Victor “Young” Perez of … Continue reading

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Microcosm of the Israel-Arab conflict played out on #Judo mat at Rio #Olympics [VIDEO]

ALGEMEINER Egyptian Judoka Booed By Crowd for Refusing Israeli Rival’s Handshake After Losing During First-Round Olympic Match by Lea Speyer August 12, 2016 …“Israel’s Ori Sasson beats Egyptian Islam El Shehaby in 1st round of their judo competition. The Egyptian … Continue reading

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The Olympics are kind of like the United Nations, where Israel-bashing is a sport

WASHINGTON TIMES Israeli athletes in Rio endure ‘shocking’ hostility, taunting by Muslim nations by Valerie Richardson August 10, 2016 The 2016 Olympic Games have been billed as an opportunity to put politics aside in the spirit of international camaraderie, but … Continue reading

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One More Example of How Journalists Make Sh*t Up Because Nobody Bothers To Question

TABLET The Palestinian Olympic Swimming Pool-Sized Lie by Liel Leibovitz August 6, 2016 As the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic games celebrated the spirit of competition and camaraderie that captures the hearts and eyes of millions around the world … Continue reading

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