Is­rael anger in­AbuDhabi

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

JUDO MIRIRegevde­scribedtheIs­rael flag ban at the Abu Dhabi grand slam as “in­fu­ri­at­ing and out­ra­geous”.

Is­raeli com­peti­tors were only al­lowed to­com­pe­teonthea­gree­ment­their­com­peti­tors did not wear their na­tional flag.

Cul­ture and Sports Min­is­ter Miri Regev said she “will fight” to en­sure there is no re­peat at fu­ture events.

Com­pet­ing with the ini­tials of the In­ter­na­tional Judo Fed­er­a­tion on their jack­ets, Sagi Muki and Yar­den Gerbi won bronze medals.

Gerbi said: “I don’t think about pol­i­tics. I will al­ways rep­re­sent Is­rael and it doesn’t mat­ter to me if they hide the flag.”

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