TEL AVIV (Jan. 30)
The 25-member Israel Olympic Committee, as expected, decided last night to postpone for one month a decision whether to boycott the Olympic Games in Moscow this summer. Meanwhile, the Israeli athletes will continue to train for the Games.
The committee’s presidium had met earlier with Premier Menachem Begin, who had told them he believed that Israel should not enter the Games if the majority of the Western countries boycott the Olympics. Opinion in Israel is lining up in opposition to participating in the Games as more and more Olympic committees are backing President Carter’s call for moving the Games out of Moscow if the Soviet Union does not leave Afghanistan by Feb. 20.