Tag Archives: Olympics

The Muslim world’s unsporting behaviour towards Israel

Not for the first time, a Muslim nation is discriminating against Israel. As we know only too well, the Muslim world has a bad record when it comes to discriminating against Israeli sportsmen.  One of the more blatant examples involved … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Back to regular programming, last week’s holiday seems like a million miles away already. But at least it’s time for a Good News Friday installment. Starting with the Olympics, one of Israel’s bronze medallists, Judoka Yarden Gerbi, put her signed … Continue reading

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Agnes Keleti – The most decorated Jewish Olympic champion that almost nobody ever heard of

In general, and with very few exceptions, the Jews are not known for their sporting ability. From the Greeks and Romans with their Olympic Games, marathons and worship of the human body, through to nowadays, we Jews are more renowned … Continue reading

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Shiva Asar B’Tammuz 5776 – time for an antisemitism update

Religious Jews the world over are marking the fast of 17th of Tammuz today (since the 17th fell on Shabbat, the fast has been deferred to today, the 18th). The fast day, from sunrise to sunset, marks the start of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As I have said over the last few weeks, despite the “matzav” (security situation) and despite the incitement and antisemitism – or maybe precisely because of all that = I feel the need to post some good news before Shabbat. … Continue reading

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The Cold War just got colder

We all thought the Cold War was over when the Berlin Wall fell and communist countries overthrew their corrupt dictatorships. Well, it appears we were wrong. Following is is a quick round-up of Putin’s latest shenanigans and interference in the … Continue reading

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