Arabs Boycott Israel at Special Olympics

The Israeli delegation to the Special Olympics has lodged an official protest with the organizers in Ireland after Arab teams boycotted competitions in which Israel was taking part.

Sharon Sadeh
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The Israeli delegation to the Special Olympics has lodged an official protest with the organizers in Ireland after Arab teams boycotted competitions in which Israel was taking part.

The Saudi indoor soccer team did not show up for a match against the Israelis, nor did an Algerian table tennis player for his game against an Israeli.

The Arab boycott of the Israeli teams made the front pages of the Irish press.

There are 150 countries represented at the games, with Israel's team consisting of 29 participants.

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