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Monday, 17 July 2017

Israel Sports Its Rainbow

MACC.20If anything expresses the essence of Israel as a rainbow nation it is surely the Maccabiah Games which this year attracted 10,000 participants from 80 countries.



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Thanks to Nefesh B’Nefesh I was among the hundreds present at the Acco Municipal Stadium on Sunday to see two back-to-back soccer matches played in sweltering temperatures of about 35˚C (95˚F),  first Israel v USA girls, then Israel v Mexico boys.

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The 17th Maccabiah Games are due to end with tonight’s closing ceremony in Latrun, midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Now I’ll let some more  pictures do the talking:

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© Natalie Wood (17 July 2017)

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