If 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.
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.
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:
© Natalie Wood (17 July 2017)