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Was Egyptian Judoka Really Punished for Snubbing Israeli?

Was Egyptian Judoka Really Punished for Snubbing Israeli?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Was an Egyptian judoka really punished for refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand? It depends on who you ask. On a related note, see HonestReporting’s latest post: Olympic Bigotry: It’s All Israel’s Fault: Saying that Israelis should put up with what amounts to racist bigotry because “at least they’re not


Despite Snub, Israeli Olympian Takes Medal

Today’s Top Stories 1. Judoka Or Sasson won a bronze medal, Israel’s second in the Rio games. The victory was soured somewhat by politics when, earlier in the day, Egyptian opponent Islam El Shehaby refused to make a customary handshake after losing to Sasson. The International Olympic Committee told TMZ it is officially investigating the


Are Israel and Hamas Negotiating a Prisoner Swap?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congrats to judoka Yarden Gerbi, Israel’s first medal winner at the Rio Olympics. Israelis joyously lit up Twitter as Gerbi took a bronze medal and her place on the winner’s podium after defeating a Japanese opponent in the under-63 kg competition. Josh Feigenbaum gets tweet of the day. Best part of living


Lebanese Olympian Reprimanded Over Incident With Israelis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s Interior Ministry is looking into deporting BDS activists and preventing others from entering the country. Israeli citizens too could face punitive measures. 2. The head of the Lebanese Olympic team was reprimanded by the IOC for refusing to let Israeli athletes board a bus they were supposed to share. During


Israel Investigating If Italian Journo Colluded With Hezbollah

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS *** Just before this roundup was published, YNet reported that Israel’s Government Press Office was formally investigating Italian journalist Michela Moni for allegedly colluding with Hezbollah. Moni interviewed several Israeli politicians and soldiers about the Second War in Lebanon, but the interviews were broadcast on Hezbollah’s Mayadeen TV. Moni


University Curriculum Claims Israel Harvests Palestinian Organs

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinians are pushing for UN Security Council action over advancing Israeli plans to build 770 homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. The plans aren’t newThe project got initial approval in 2012 but was put on hold for political and bureaucratic reasons. 2. Yikes! A German university course curriculum claims


Jihadists Urged to Attack Israeli Athletes, Spectators in Rio

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Foreign Desk reports that pro-Al Qaeda jihadis are being urged on social media forums to attack athletes and spectators at the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro — especially Israelis. “Your chance to take part in the global Jihad is here! Your chance to be a martyr is here!”


Columnist Who Called Israel a ‘Nazi State’ Loses Lawsuit

Today’s Top Stories 1. Brazilian Jews won a lawsuit against a columnist who called Israel a ‘Nazi state.’ The affair began in 2006, when Gilson Gondim, a columnist for the Jornal da Paraiba newspaper, used that term in a column about the IDF’s retaliation for Hezbollah kidnapping two soldiers. After Jornal da Paraiba shut down his