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L'Israélien Blessing Afrifah a remporté le 200 m masculin lors du championnat du monde d'athlétisme des moins de 20 ans, à Cali, en Colombie, le 4 août 2022.

Israeli runner Blessing Afrifah wins gold at World U20 Championships

The 18-year-old is the first Israeli in history to finish the race in under 20 seconds

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People walk in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque inside Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, on May 27, 2022.

PSG soccer players criticized for visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque

PSG players Idrissa Gana Gueye, Presnel Kimpembe and Abdou Diallo visited the Muslim holy site

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Paris Saint-Germain's forward Neymar (L) fights for the ball against Nantes' defender Andrei Girotto during the French Champions' Trophy (Trophee des Champions) final at Bloomfield Stadium, in Tel Aviv on July 31, 2022.

PSG defeats Nantes 4-0 in French champions match at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield

Lionel Messi makes first successful attempt at goal, Neymar scores two

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Soccer player Lionel Messi arrives with his team Paris Saint-Germain in Israel, on July 29, 2022.

Soccer stars Messi, Neymar in Israel for French Super Cup

PSG will play against NC Nantes in the French Super Cup on Sunday

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Hoffenheim's Israeli forward Munas Dabbur celebrates during a soccer match in Leverkusen, Germany, on December 15, 2021.

Arab soccer player quits Israeli national team, year after Jerusalem criticism

Munas Dabbur publicly criticized Israeli forces during the May 2021 unrest in Jerusalem

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A group of Israeli children are playing soccer on May 21, 2007.

Israeli app to help young athletes gain recognition

LEAP application allows sportmen to bring real-life skills into the digital world

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US President Joe Biden (C) embraces Israel's President Isaac Herzog (L) as Prime Minister Yair Lapid looks on during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 14, 2022.

US President Biden attends 2022 Maccabiah Games opening ceremony

'You demonstrate to the world that we can do anything'

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Daria Atamanov of Israel performs with the ribbon during the 36th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kyiv, Ukraine, November 28, 2020.

Israeli rhythmic gymnast wins two golds, one silver at World Games

Daria Atamanov is seen as a potential successor to Linoy Ashram, who retired recently

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Israel-Premier Tech team's Australian rider Simon Clarke (C) celebrates with Israel-Premier Tech team's British rider Chris Froome (L) and teammates after winning the 5th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, northern France, on July 6, 2022.

Israeli cycling team rider wins stage of Tour de France

'Today is the reality check that everything can happen if you take the opportunity,' says Clarke

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Israel's forward Manor Solomon (L) and Germany's defender Thilo Kehrer during the friendly football match Germany vs Israel in Sinsheim, Germany, on March 26, 2022.

UK Premier League club signs Israeli soccer player for over $8m - report

Israeli midfielder Manor Solomon played for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk

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L'Israélien Oscar Gloukh célèbre l'ouverture du score avec ses coéquipiers lors du match de football de la demi-finale du Championnat d'Europe des moins de 19 ans de l'UEFA entre la France et Israël en Slovaquie, le 28 juin 2022.

Israel’s youth soccer team reaches its first-ever European final

Israel won against previously undefeated France

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A group of Israeli children are playing soccer on May 21, 2007.

Israel’s youth soccer team qualifies for European Under-19 Champ semifinal

It is the first time in history an Israeli team advanced so far in the competition

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Gold medalist Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram competes in the senior individuals all-around final event during the 36th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev on November 29, 2020.

16-year-old Israeli gymnast wins gold at European championship

'I’m a bit shocked. It’s exciting. It’s fun,' Daria Atamanov says

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Le défenseur palestinien Abdallah Jaber et l'attaquant australien Jamie Maclaren lors d'un match de football du groupe B de la Coupe d'Asie entre l'Australie et la Palestine au stade Rashid de Dubaï, Émirats arabes unis, le 11 janvier 2018

Arab brothers playing football for Palestine and Israel make history

Abdallah and Mahmour Jaber from Israeli-Arab town of Taybeh play for rivaling teams

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Amar'e Stoudemire arrives at the Interior Affairs Ministry to receive a National ID and Israeli citizenship in Jerusalem on March 13, 2019.

Amar'e Stoudemire leaves coaching role due to Shabbat

American-Israeli joins lists of Jews in professional sports who put their Judaism above the game

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Former NBA player Scott Burell, who won a championship with the Chicago Bulls in 1998, at the Jerusalem International YMCA in Jerusalem, Israel, May 15, 2022.

Former NBA champions teach Jewish, Palestinian youth in Jerusalem

'We use the game of basketball to unite and educate children from divided communities here in Israel'

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Ori Sasson of Israel reacts during their men's plus 100 kg weight category final match at the Tel Aviv Grand Prix 2019 in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on January 26, 2019.

Israeli judoka Ori Sasson expected to announce retirement

'We wanted something good to finally happen, and this was the best ending there could’ve been'

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Jared Armstrong, a Jewish-American basketball player, speaks to i24NEWS in Jaffa, Israel, on May 3, 2022.

Jewish-American basketball player fights to stay in Israel

'I’m still here fighting and believe in my right to become a citizen,' Armstrong says

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Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland shoots from the penalty spot to score his team's equalizer 2:2 during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum in Dortmund, western Germany on April 30, 2022.

German club Borussia Dortmund to tour Israel later this month

Eight-time German champions will play friendly match against Maccabi Netanya, visit Yad Vashem

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Omri Caspi, (L), and David Citron, founders of the Sheva Foundation

Israeli former NBA star Omri Casspi launches $50m VC fund

Sheva intends to invest in 20 companies, between $1 million to $2 million each

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France's Romane Dicko (white) and Israel's Raz Hershko compete in the women's over 78 kg gold medal bout of the European Judo Championships 2022 at the Armeets Arena in Sofia on May 1, 2022.

Four Israelis bring home medals in European Judo Championships

Raz Hershko, Timna Nelson-Levy, Shira Rishony and Gili Sharir won medals for Israel

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Timna Nelson Levy d'Israël bat la Française Sarah Leonie Cysique dans le combat pour la médaille d'or des femmes de moins de 57 ans des Championnats européens de judo 2022 à l'Armeets Arena de Sofia, le 29 avril 2022.

Israeli judoka Timna Nelson-Levy wins European gold

Nelson-Levy is the first Israeli since Yael Arad in 1993 to win the European Judo Championship

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Team Israel celebrates winning the judo mixed team's bronze medal against Russian athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 31, 2021.

In first, international judo competition comes to Israel

Hundreds of athletes are expected to join the event next year

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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

World Cup 2022: Israel may issue Qatar travel warning

Nearly 15,000 Israelis have already purchased tickets for the 2022 World Cup