Israel going to Olympics


December 17, 2021

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Visitors walk by the logos for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Dec. 7, 2021 in Beijing, China. The games are set to open on Feb. 4, 2022.

(JTA) - Israeli officials are expected to attend the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing next year, unlike their American counterparts who will boycott the game to protest China's human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority.

Haaretz reported the news, citing an unnamed senior Israeli official who called the Americans' decision to boycott "bizarre."

Earlier this week, the United States announced that no American officials would attend the games. The boycott only applies to diplomatic officials and does not impact the American athletes who will compete in the games. Australia has also sai...

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