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Why the Israeli Flag May Be Flying in Qatar This Fall

The emirate’s ‘sports diplomacy’ strategy faces its biggest test in October when it hosts gymnastics’ world championships – with several Israeli competitors seen as real medal prospects

Michael Dempster
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Israel's Andrey Medvedev competing in the men's vault final at the artistic gymnastics' European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, August 2018.
Israel's Andrey Medvedev competing in the men's vault final at the artistic gymnastics' European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, August 2018.Credit: STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS
Michael Dempster

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