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Rahel Gebretsadik, fastest girl in Israel, barred from world cross-country championships

By Simone Wilson

January 30, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Gebretsadik, 15, won high-school nationals on Tuesday, and was able to stand on the podium because the meet was run by the Ministry of Education instead of the Israeli Athletic Association.

Tuesday was a pretty Earth-shattering day for the male half of the South Tel Aviv Alleys, an Israeli track team made up mostly of non-citizens whose parents came to Israel seeking asylum... read on

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Simone Wilson is a 26-year-old journalist from Northern California currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel. She served as editor in chief of UC San Diego’s student newspaper, the...

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