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Top sports court overturns Iran's suspension from judo events

Top sports court overturns Iran's suspension from judo events

The International Judo Federation banned Iran from international competitions after Saeid Mollaei was forced to avoid facing Israelis.Elad Benari, 02/03/2021 06:04
Iranian judoka wins silver medal at Tel Aviv Grand Slam

Iranian judoka wins silver medal at Tel Aviv Grand Slam

Saeid Mollaei fled his country after ignoring orders to drop out of a match to avoid facing an Israeli.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/02/2021 22:45
'Unforgettable feeling' - Israeli judokas on winning 3 medals

'Unforgettable feeling' - Israeli judokas on winning 3 medals

Israeli judokas took home 2 Gold & 1 silver on Day 1 of Tel Aviv Grand Prix, thanked crowd for support, recalled hearing nat'l anthem., 18/02/2021 19:34
History: Iranian judoka lands in Israel

History: Iranian judoka lands in Israel

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after speaking out against the regime, will take part in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam this week.Elad Benari, 15/02/2021 00:33
Watch: Israeli judoka wins gold in European Championship

Watch: Israeli judoka wins gold in European Championship

Israeli judoka Peter Paltchik claimed his biggest athletic achievement to date, taking home gold at the European Championship in Prague.ILTV, 23/11/2020 16:01
Iranian judoka to represent new country in Olympics

Iranian judoka to represent new country in Olympics

Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran in dispute over competing against Israelis, to represent Mongolia at Tokyo Olympics.Elad Benari, 04/03/2020 06:45
Iranian judoka recognized as refugee in Germany

Iranian judoka recognized as refugee in Germany

Saeid Mollaei fled to Germany after being ordered to throw away match in order not to compete against an Israeli.Elad Benari, 03/11/2019 03:15
Iran blasts ban from judo competitions

Iran blasts ban from judo competitions

Iran's judo federation claims decision to ban it from international competitions was based on "false claims".Elad Benari, 24/10/2019 06:43
Iran banned from judo competitions over boycott of Israel

Iran banned from judo competitions over boycott of Israel

International Judo Federation upholds ban on Iran from all competition.Elad Benari, 23/10/2019 06:22
Iran criticizes suspension from judo competitions

Iran criticizes suspension from judo competitions

Iran's judo federation says its suspension from international competition it "was a pre-planned scenario".Elad Benari, 20/09/2019 06:39
Iran suspended from judo competitions

Iran suspended from judo competitions

International Judo Federation suspends Iran for forcing Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei to throw a match in order to avoid Israeli.Elad Benari, 19/09/2019 04:40
After fleeing Iran, could Iranian judoka come to Israel?

After fleeing Iran, could Iranian judoka come to Israel?

Iranian judoka who was ordered by Tehran not to compete against Israel's Sagi Muki invited to competition in Israel - as a refugee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2019 08:17
Iranian judoka who was forced to lose congratulates Israeli

Iranian judoka who was forced to lose congratulates Israeli

Saeid Mollaei, who was forced to throw a match in order to avoid competing against Israel's Sagi Muki, congratulates Muki.Elad Benari, 03/09/2019 06:40
'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

Iranian judoka speaks out after reportedly seeking asylum in Germany, being forced to throw match to avoid facing Israeli athlete.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2019 14:58
The Judo Federation chair's threat to the president of Iran

The Judo Federation chair's threat to the president of Iran

Marius Vizer called Rouhani, telling him: If Iranian judoka refuses to compete against Israeli contender, Iran won't compete in Olympics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2019 11:34
Israeli judo team scores gold medal win

Israeli judo team scores gold medal win

Tohar Butbul won the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, Crotia and Peter Paltchik won the bronze in the under 100 kg category.Neri Weiss, 28/07/2019 22:36
History in Iran: Athletes will not be boycotted

History in Iran: Athletes will not be boycotted

Iranian Judo Federation agrees to stop boycotting Israeli athletes and to abide by non-discrimination principles of Olympic Charter.Neri Weiss, 12/05/2019 05:46
Israeli judokas win three medals at Grand Slam Championship

Israeli judokas win three medals at Grand Slam Championship

Gefen Primo wins the bronze, Tohar Butbul wins a silver medal and the great Sagi Muki wins the gold medal in Baku, Azerbaijan.Neri Weiss, 11/05/2019 22:47
Israeli journalist interrogated in Abu Dhabi

Israeli journalist interrogated in Abu Dhabi

A Channel 2 journalist attempting to cover the Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi interrogated by Emirati security forces for thirteen hoursEzra Sanders, 30/10/2018 20:29
Israeli Judokas allowed to show national pride in Abu Dhabi

Israeli Judokas allowed to show national pride in Abu Dhabi

After years of refusals, Israeli judokas to perform under national flag and play anthem at Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi.Tzvi Lev, 27/10/2018 21:06
UAE judo competition to treat Israelis equally

UAE judo competition to treat Israelis equally

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam reinstated after its organizers promise equal treatment to Israeli athletes.Elad Benari, 04/09/2018 04:44
Soon: Israeli symbols in Abu Dhabi

Soon: Israeli symbols in Abu Dhabi

After judo association banned United Arab Emirates from hosting major tournament over treatment of Israel, compromise appears underway.Neri Weiss, 05/08/2018 11:21
Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

Judo Federation suspends competitions in Tunisia and UAE after hosts fail to confirm that Israelis would receive equal treatment.Elad Benari, Canada, 21/07/2018 02:13
Netanyahu, Regev meet Israeli Judo champions

Netanyahu, Regev meet Israeli Judo champions

PM: We're a cyber power, a water power, and now a sports power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2018 19:38
Israel wraps up European Judo championship with 3 medals

Israel wraps up European Judo championship with 3 medals

Children with special needs incorporated throughout 3-day event, 10 young judokas with physical disabilities perform onstage.Mordechai Sones, 01/05/2018 22:56
Israeli judoka wins gold, hears Hatikva at Europe championship

Israeli judoka wins gold, hears Hatikva at Europe championship

Israeli national anthem played European Senior Judo Championships in Tel Aviv after Hatikva banned at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tournament.JTA, 29/04/2018 21:12
Israel to clamp down on illegally firing weapons?

Israel to clamp down on illegally firing weapons?

PM Netanyahu discusses US Sec. of State Pompeo's visit, promises to crack down on those illegally firing weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2018 13:27
Israeli judoka allowed to wear country's name in Morocco

Israeli judoka allowed to wear country's name in Morocco

Or Sasson allowed to wear Israel’s insignia at Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, after discrimination in UAE.Elad Benari, 13/11/2017 02:05
'We scored a knockout against boycotters'

'We scored a knockout against boycotters'

Minister Miri Regev praises Israeli Judo team's performance in Abu Dhabi, despite the tournament's refusal to recognize Israel.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/10/2017 09:03
UAE judo head apologizes for treatment of Israeli team

UAE judo head apologizes for treatment of Israeli team

Head of UAE's Judo Federation apologizes for refusal of his athlete to shake hand of Israeli opponent.JTA, 29/10/2017 16:53
Report: UAE will stop discrimination against Israeli athletes

Report: UAE will stop discrimination against Israeli athletes

Israeli athletes participating in Abu Dhabi judo tournament will be permitted to do so with Israeli flag and Israeli national symbols.Ben Ariel, 29/10/2017 14:57
Israeli Judoka wins gold medal

Israeli Judoka wins gold medal

Israeli Tal Flicker takes gold at Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi after Arab nation bans participants from wearing Israeli flags.Tzvi Lev, 26/10/2017 18:46
UAE instructed to treat Israeli athletes equally

UAE instructed to treat Israeli athletes equally

International Judo Federation calls on UAE to treat Israeli athletes equally during local tournament.Ben Ariel, 26/10/2017 03:13
Israeli judo team not allowed to fly to Turkey

Israeli judo team not allowed to fly to Turkey

UAE refuses to allow 12 Israeli judokas to fly to Istanbul to receive visas to compete in Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi.Gary Willig, 23/10/2017 15:25
Israelis can’t have flag in Abu Dhabi judo tournament

Israelis can’t have flag in Abu Dhabi judo tournament

Israeli judokas participating in the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be able to compete under their country’s flag or hear 'Hatikva.'JTA, 16/10/2017 22:18
Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson inaugurates new judo school in Jerusalem, volunteers with special needs children.Chana Roberts, 06/09/2017 09:44
Watch: Yehuda Hayisraeli in Jerusalem Marathon

Watch: Yehuda Hayisraeli in Jerusalem Marathon

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson and rehabilitating soldier Yehuda Yitzhak Hayisraeli lead 'Team Shalva' at the Jerusalem Marathon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2017 13:48
Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

Prime Minister meets Olympic medal-winning judokas Ori Sasson and Yarden Gerbi and the entire Israeli Olympic judo team.Nitsan Keidar, 18/08/2016 03:12
I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. "He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us."Reut Hadar, 17/08/2016 13:48
Egyptian judoka sent home

Egyptian judoka sent home

Egyptian judoka Islam El-Shahabi, who refused to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson in Rio, sent home.Elad Benari, 16/08/2016 03:14
'Proud for the entire Nation of Israel'

'Proud for the entire Nation of Israel'

Or Sasson, the second Israeli judoka to win a bronze medal in Rio, says: 'I want to dedicate this medal to the entire People of Israel'Guy Cohen, 13/08/2016 21:02
Or Sasson wins bronze medal in judo

Or Sasson wins bronze medal in judo

Hours after his Egyptian rival refused to shake his hand, Israeli judoka Or Sasson wins bronze medal in a consolation round.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/08/2016 23:36
Egypt: Judoka's handshake refusal was his decision

Egypt: Judoka's handshake refusal was his decision

Egypt's Olympic Committee says judoka Islam el-Shahabi's refusal to shake the hand of Israeli rival Or Sasson was his own decision.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/08/2016 21:54
Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli's hand

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli's hand

Israeli judoka Or Sasson makes semifinals at Rio Olympics, but not before his Egyptian rival is booed for refusing to shake Sasson's hand.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/08/2016 20:06
Israeli Judo athlete Yarden Gerbi wins bronze

Israeli Judo athlete Yarden Gerbi wins bronze

Yarden Gerbi wins first Olympic medal for Israel since 2008, earning bronze in the women's Judo 63 kg category.Shai Landesman, 09/08/2016 23:01
Israeli Judo athlete loses two fights for medal

Israeli Judo athlete loses two fights for medal

Sagi Muki had reached semi-Finals, but loses fight to reach gold-medal round, and then misses out on bronze.Shai Landesman, 09/08/2016 07:09
Saudi judoka avoids facing Israeli in the Olympics

Saudi judoka avoids facing Israeli in the Olympics

Saudi Arabian judoka Joud Fahmy forfeits first-round match, reportedly to avoid facing Israeli judo fighter Gili Cohen.Ben Ariel, 08/08/2016 04:12
Israeli judoka wins medal 'in honor of Passover'

Israeli judoka wins medal 'in honor of Passover'

Or Sasson takes silver at European Championships, paving his road to Olympics; 'I'm happy I caused joy for the nation of Israel.'Ari Yashar, 23/04/2016 21:19
Watch: Israeli judoka seizes gold medal glory

Watch: Israeli judoka seizes gold medal glory

Or Sasson shines in Judo Grand Prix, toppling one opponent after another on his road to the gold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/03/2016 20:23
'Israel has problems, don't push it on judo'

'Israel has problems, don't push it on judo'

Israel Judo Association reveals that uproar over Abu Dhabi discrimination belies much wider problem worldwide - even in ally nations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2015 13:34
'Israel Judo Association didn't want Israeli flag'

'Israel Judo Association didn't want Israeli flag'

Int'l Judo Federation says it is surprised by uproar over Abu Dhabi discrimination, after Israeli association backed move for 'security.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2015 15:05
State to intervene in anti-Israel sports boycotts

State to intervene in anti-Israel sports boycotts

PM orders National Security Council to directly intervene in discrimination against Israelis at global events, following judo fiasco.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2015 11:51
Israeli judo glory in Abu Dhabi - minus the flags

Israeli judo glory in Abu Dhabi - minus the flags

Israeli judaokas bag two bronze medals but are forced to be flagless; 'I won and broke out in tears, it hurt me so much.'Ari Yashar, 31/10/2015 20:40
Regev vows to fight UAE 'sports boycott' on Israel

Regev vows to fight UAE 'sports boycott' on Israel

Sports Minister responds furiously to Israeli judaokas being forced to compete without flag, promises 'I intend to fight it.'Ari Yashar, 31/10/2015 20:22
Israeli Wins Bronze in World Judo Championship

Israeli Wins Bronze in World Judo Championship

Golan Pollack takes home the bronze at prestigious competition, becoming first Israeli to win since legendary Arik Ze'evi in 2001.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/08/2015 16:08
Israel Wins Big at European Games

Israel Wins Big at European Games

Israeli wins 12 medals in Baku competition; Judo team gives particularly impressive showing taking home gold, silver and bronze medals.Nitsan Keidar, Cynthia Blank, 28/06/2015 12:28
Israeli Judo Team Detained, Released in Morocco

Israeli Judo Team Detained, Released in Morocco

Israel's judo team was released early Thursday after being detained in Morocco for over 8 hours.Yaakov Levi, 21/05/2015 10:31