Rio Olympics Boos for the Israelis, but a Smile From Michael Phelps Makes Rio Worthwhile

The Olympics have felt more like the World Judo Championships for Israeli journalists this week, but a U.S. legend made the biggest splash.

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Diana Barbosa looks at me in astonishment. “You’re from Israel? Where’s that?” she asks. “In the Middle East”, I say. “Near Saudi Arabia?” she adds. “No, near Lebanon, we have a common...