LISTEN: Israel Goes to the Olympics With High Hopes, American Ringers and No Arabs

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Haaretz Weekend

Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s chief sports writer Uzi Dann and Allison Kaplan Sommer to discuss the record-breaking Israeli delegation to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Will Israel add to its haul of medals and in which sports? How many medals will the 90 athletes bag for Israel? Why is the Israeli baseball team predominantly made up of American Jews? And why are there no Arabs representing Israel – yet again?

Also, how come two athletes who live in Israel and feel Israeli will be running under the flag of the refugee team?

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