Tensions and Boycotts: The Maccabiah Then and Now

Haaretz archives reveal that the first Maccabiah, in 1932, had its fair share of disputes, ethnic tensions and exaggerated confidence.

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Quarrels between right and left, threats of boycott, Arab-Jewish tensions and a religious-secular divide. Sound like the Israel of 2013? In fact, the reference is to Haaretz's coverage of the weeks leading up...