International flag incident the latest battle for Israeli athletes to fight

Put yourself in Yarden Gerbi’s shoes.

With one of her most important events of the year coming up, the decorated judoka found herself in the middle of a storm that would ultimately overshadow her achievements on the mat.

The 26-year-old former world champion has spent all her life representing Israel in honor, but on Saturday she found herself under fire for something completely out of her control.


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