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Jew, Arab Athletes to Compete in India

An invitation to participate in the Western Asiatic Olympics at New Delhi, India, has been received by the Palestine Maccabee organization. The organization has also been invited to send a team to the Women’s Olympiad at London. Both invitations will probably be accepted with the approval of the Maccabee Alliance.

The Maccabee organization, which has branches in many countries of the world, is a Jewish athletic association. It recently held a world Maccabiade at Prague, Czechoslovakia, modeled after the Olympic Games, in which Maccabean teams from a score of countries contested against each other.

While the London games are considered important as a sports event, much significance is attached to the invitation to the New Delhi Olympiad since a number of important Arab sports associations will be represented there. The invitation of the Palestine Maccabee group to compete in the events there is thus taken to be an indication of the contribution of sports to international amity.

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