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July 21, 2005
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A former Israeli basketball star urged athletes at the Maccabiah Games to make aliyah, as he did years earlier. At halftime of the women’s basketball final between Israel and the United States — which the U.S. team won in a rout — the former Maccabi Tel Aviv star, Tal Brody, presented a letter at the request of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s chairman, Zeev Bielski, titled “We did it. How about you? Hope to meet you soon in Israel.” Brody, who made aliyah after the 1965 Maccabiah Games, became a star in Israel’s professional basketball league.

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