July 25, 2012

Palestinian and Olympic history

Ah, one heart-warming story emerging from the Olympics.  Here's The Guardian:
Maher Abu Rmeileh is the first Palestinian to qualify for the Olympic Games on merit. Under rules exempting developing nations from having to reach the qualifying standard, Palestine is sending a team of four – two swimmers and two runners – to London this summer. But the 28-year-old judoka is a late addition, having only learned of his unique achievement a few weeks ago.
This might go some way to explaining why some zionists are campaigning for another Olympic first.


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