Tag: 2016 Olympics

Brazil Nuts: Anti-Semitism at the Summer Olympics


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Three nights into the Summer Olympic games in Brazil, there have been two inexcusable acts of anti-Semitism towards members of the Israeli team. I would call these acts “high-profile” but, since the media is largely ignoring these international incidents, very few even know the stories. The first incident happened on Friday, the night of the Opening Ceremonies. As the Jewish Journal reported:

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Plenty of reasons exist to end The Olympic Games. Let’s put aside the colossal mess in Rio. In general terms, the IOC is a corrupt cesspool (https://www.thenation.com/article/meet-ioc-ideal-candidates-perp-walk/). The athletes are human experiments (http://abcnews.go.com/International/ioc-upholds-olympic-ban-russias-track-field-athletes/story?id=40010177), and cities spend billions – money which they never had in the first place – on facilities which lie vacant and decay when the […]

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