Two Israeli photographers were injured in a scrap with Madonna’s bodyguards. The melee broke out last Friday after the cameramen tried to photograph Madonna, who is in Israel for a Kabbalah conference. In recent years, Madonna has led the way as several Hollywood stars have become interested in Jewish mysticism.
Twenty-four disabled Israelis are taking part in the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. The Games opened in Athens on Saturday, with seven Israelis taking part in rowing, shooting and table tennis matches. Expectations are high for Israel at the 11-day event, after the national delegation took six medals in 2000 at Sydney.
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