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Peres cancels Olympics participation to avoid desecrating Shabbat

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/peres_cancels_olympics_participation_to_avoid_desecrating_shabbat_20120710

Israeli President Shimon Peres canceled his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London after failing to find a way to attend the opening ceremony without desecrating the Jewish Sabbath.

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