Judo makes statement against political issues about Israeli athletes

Israeli judoka Tal Flicker on the podium after winning a gold medal at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Oct 26 2017

The head of the Judo Federation in the United Arab Emirates apologized after one of the country's athletes refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent. I was singing HaTikvah from my heart.

"Israel is my country, and I'm proud to be Israeli", Flicker told reporters.

Three Israeli athletes won bronze medals Saturday, bringing the total medal count at the event to five. The fact that they hid our flag, it's just a patch on our flag'.

Ponte met IJF President Marius Vizer, IJF President, His Excellency Mohammad Bin Thaloub Al Darei and UAE Judo, Wrestling and Kickboxing Federation General Secretary Naser AL-Tameemi, where the group "shared greetings" and "a positive discussion" at the IPIC Arena.

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Shabby treatment at the hands of their Arab hosts, which included refusal to shake Israelis' hands after matches, did not deter the Israeli delegation from cleaning up at the tournament. Upon being defeated by Butbul, Almashjari refused the customary handshake with the Israeli.

On the women's side, Gili Cohen won bronze in the under-52 kilograms (114 pounds) class. The host country has also refused to raise the Israeli national anthem at the medal ceremony forcing an Israeli judo fighter sang the anthem by himself, reported the Indian Express news platform.

A letter from the IJF to the president of the UAE Judo Federation obtained by The Associated Press said that "all delegations, including the Israeli delegation, shall be treated absolutely equally in all aspects, without any exception".

It highlighted the body's core ideals that 'every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind'.

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Unfazed, Tal sang the words to Hatikva from his place on the dais, where spectators could see: the footage of that moment later went viral around the world.

There was no comment Wednesday from the UAE, which has no diplomatic relations with Israel.

Among the steps taken by the UAE judo officials to mask Israel's participation in the event were rules dictating that uniforms could bear no mark identifying athletes as Israeli, including a ban on Israeli flags or the initials "ISR" on tournament wear.

She said boycotting the competition would only 'play into the hands of those refusing to recognize our existence, ' and would hinder Israel's future sporting achievements.

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