Organizers of the Maccabiah Games barred most Israeli athletes from the closing ceremonies due to limited space. Only 100 spots are available for some 2,000 Israeli athletes, Ha’aretz reported. The Games’ public relations director, Yoram Malka, issued a statement saying, “The decision is based on closing ceremonies from previous Maccabiah Games, in which the turnout of Israeli athletes was low. Therefore, 100 tickets was an ample amount.”
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