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Israeli judo team barred from donning national symbols in Abu Dhabi competition

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:59 am

Organizers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi barred Israel’s team from donning national symbols and playing the Jewish state’s national anthem.

Additionally, the 12 Israeli athletes participating in the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam tournament from Oct. 26-28 cannot include the letters “ISR” to identify their nationality on their uniforms.

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