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  • Controversy over Jewish Identity of Athletes Roils Maccabiah Games

    The controversy over who is a Jew erupted at the Maccabiah games, Israel’s version of the Olympics, after the Belgian team angrily withdrew from further competition because two of its water polo players were disqualified on grounds that their mother was not Jewish. The Maccabiah rules state that competition is open to any Jewish sportsman… More ▸

  • Americans Lead with 40 Medals in Maccabiah Games; Israel is Second

    The American contingent at the current Maccabiah competition here was far in the lead this weekend with a total of 18 gold, 14 silver and eight bronze medals already won. Israel stood second with seven gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. Other teams winning prizes so far included the British with three gold, one… More ▸

  • Israel Athletes Leave Rome Olympiad; Were Received by Pope John Xxiii

    The Israel delegation of 18 athletes to the 1960 Olympics is returning home “convinced that we have carried Israel’s name with honor and fulfilled our mission, ” Shalom Zysman, Deputy Mayor of Rarnat Gan and chairman of the Maccabi organization, declared today in a farewell message. He said on behalf of the Israeli athletes that… More ▸

  • American Basketball Team Wins Championship in World Maccabiah

    The American basketball team beat an Israeli five yesterday to take the basketball championship of the fifth World Maccabiah Games here. The score was 79 to 62. The Israeli team was previously undefeated. The Israeli swimming team took the championship in that division, edging out the American and South African squads which were tied one… More ▸