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Daily Briefing July 28 – Pride and prejudice against Israel on Olympics judo mat

Catch an update on Team Israel in the Olympics with Amy Spiro while Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman introduces the five-member Palestinian delegation

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Today’s panel comprises breaking news editor and current Olympics correspondent Amy Spiro and Palestinian affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

We launch into Olympics news with brief updates on Israel’s current medal chances and what else can we look forward to watching with Team Israel in the next few days. Then we turn to the continuing saga of judokas who forfeit matches against Israel to express solidarity with the Palestinian people. Kosher?

Next, we hear about the Palestinian five-member Olympics delegation: how they entered the games despite not qualifying, and more interestingly, which Palestinian Authority politician is in charge of the team — and why.

The Israeli government appears to be asking for a delay in the High Court’s delivery of a decision regarding Sheikh Jarrah. Why now, and will this ploy work?

And finally, back to the Games and the amazing story of Israeli siblings who both competed in the triathlon this week.

Discussed articles include:

Winning judo silver in Tokyo, Iranian defector Mollaei dedicates medal to Israel

International Olympic Committee ‘concerned’ by forfeits to avoid Israeli judoka

Palestinian Olympians from Gaza, Canada, US, Jerusalem compete in Tokyo

Fearing fresh unrest, Bennett gov’t weighing delay for verdict on Sheikh Jarrah

For Israeli triathlete brothers, the Olympics is a family affair

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