Israeli judo team treated poorly in Morocco

Israel’s delegation to the Judo World Masters event in Rabat, Morocco, returned home on Monday night after an unpleasant experience in the Muslim country.

The unhappy stay began immediately with the delegation’s arrival. The Israelis were held for eight hours at the airport in a room without food, water or chairs, with local officials claiming that there was a problem with their visas.

The athletes and coaching staff were ultimately afforded entry into the country following pressure by the International Judo Federation, but when they arrived at the competition’s venue they discovered that the Israeli flag was missing alongside the flags of the rest of the countries.


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