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  • New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh guaranteed medal

    August 9, 2012 | 11:25 am

    New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh is guaranteed an Olympic medal with just one race left in the women’s 470 regatta.

    Aleh, 26, whose parents are dual Israel-New Zealand citizens, and partner Polly Powrie are tied for first after nine races.

    The Kiwi pair will meet the British duo...

  • Russian basketball team, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, reaches Olympic semis

    August 8, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    The Russian Olympic men’s basketball team, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, has advanced to the semifinals.

    The Russians will play Spain in Friday’s semifinals after defeating Lithuania, 83-74, on Wednesday in London. Russia has not won an Olympic medal in basketball since...

  • Rising star Aly Raisman

    by Uri Fintzy, JTA

    July 31, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    Among the more popular U.S. Olympians is Aly Raisman, an 18-year-old Jewish gymnast from the Boston area whose star has been rising in London for a few reasons. First it was her song choice for the floor exercise routine—an instrumental version of “Hava Nagila” that she had used last...

  • July 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 22, 2012 | 12:26 am

    In-depth

    Is Assad finished?

    Alex Rowell of NOW Lebanon asks what happens now that the Syrian president has lost key members of his inner circle.

    Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, believes that the regime itself may outlive its current...

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  • Judokas Alice Schlesinger and Arik Ze’evi power Israel’s medal hopes

    July 11, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    One is nearing the end of his career, already has an Olympic medal and is eyeing another. The other is a decade younger, an up-and-comer who has enjoyed some success, but is aiming for her first medal at the Games.

    Ariel “Arik” Ze’evi, 35, and Alice Schlesinger, 24, are...

  • Lowey, Engel introduce resolution on Olympics commemoration

    May 22, 2012 | 10:46 am

    U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel introduced a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 with a moment of silence at the London Games this summer.

    “Forty years after a terrorist attack that reverberated far beyond the Olympic Games, the...

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