Maccabiah Games open with 9,000 athletes from 78 countries
Israeli President Shimon Peres, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, American President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron all congratulated the 9,000 athletes from over 70 countries who had come to participate in the 19th Maccabiah Games.
Billed as “the largest Jewish sporting event ever,” the Maccabiah Games opened in spectacular fashion on Thursday night with a precession of Jewish athletes from around the world into Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium.
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