Martin Samuels writing in his column in the Daily Mail commented on some of the happenings at the Olympics and in a few short sentences has summed up perfectly the attitude to Israel and its athletes by those countries that follow the “religion of peace”……I leave you to make your own judgement on the actions!
“The Lebanese Olympic official blocked the Israeli athletes from sharing the bus, as arranged.
The Saudi Arabian judoka, Joud Fahmy, forfeited her first-round match rather than risk facing an Israeli.
And on Friday, defeated Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby refused to shake hands or deliver the traditional bow to his opponent, Israel’s Or Sasson, having been warned on social media he would shame his country and religion by doing so.
He was quite correctly sent home in disgrace by his national association. There can be zero tolerance for intolerance at the Olympic Games, or this way another Munich* lies.”
- To read in full about the Munich massacre and some of the appalling acts committed against the Israeli athletes see http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/sports/long-hidden-details-reveal-cruelty-of-1972-munich-attackers.html