Let The Games Begin

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
Yisrael Medad is a revenant resident of Shiloh, in the Hills of Efrayim north of Jerusalem. He arrived in Israel with his wife, Batya, in 1970 and lived in the renewing Jewish Quarter, eventually moving to Shiloh in 1981. Currently the Menachem Begin Center's Information Resource Director, he has previously been director of Israel's Media Watch, a Knesset aide to three Members of Knesset and a lecturer in Zionist History. He assists the Yesha Council in it's contacts with the Foreign Media in a volunteer capacity, is active on behalf of Jewish rights on the Temple Mount and is involved in various Jewish and Zionist activist causes. He contributes a Hebrew-language media column to Besheva and publishes op-eds in the Jerusalem Post and other periodicals. He also blogs at MyRightWord in English and, in Hebrew, at The Right Word....

A pro-peace group, One Voice, has come up with an idea.  Joint Israel-"Palestine" Olympics.

I know this is fantasy because I truly don't believe that there will be a "Palestine" and am trying to make that doesn't happen.  And if there is a "Palestine", I seriously doubt if there'll be an Israel.  These two entities simply cannot physically exist in the same dimension.

But, since the idea has been broached, why not take advantage of it.

I seem to recall that I once either blogged or wrote an op-ed piece on the theme of what special games and competitions can be included in such a sports meet.  Like:

Rock throwing.

Rock throwing while being shot at.

Molotov bottle throwing, without fuse lit.

Molotov bottle throwing, with fuse lit.

Molotov bottle throwing, with fuse lit but carelessly stuck in bottle.

Sling-shot throw.

Sprint over obstacle course including burning tires, sabra bushes and tin cans.

I am sure my readers have others to add.  So, take advantage of this opportunity, use your creative imagination, your satire, your humor and drop off a comment as to the "sport" that is missing.

And for those on vacation, enjoy.