19th Maccabiah Games set to kick off in Jerusalem
The Maccabiah Games, which open in Jerusalem on Thursday, continue to serve as a bridge between the State of Israel and Jewish communities abroad.
The 19th Maccabiah Games kick off Thursday night with a gala opening ceremony at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium that is expected to draw some 32,000 spectators. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres will honor the 9,000 athletes representing 71 countries, the largest number of competitors ever at the 'Jewish Olympics.'
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