Israeli athlete sings his national anthem after winning gold in Abu Dhabi after ‘racist’ Muslim organisers of judo competition refused to play it

An Israeli athlete who won gold at a Judo Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi sang the national anthem himself, after organisers refused to play it during his ceremony.

Rising Judoka star Tal Flicker decided to sing the Hatikvah after organisers in the conservative Islamic country snubbed the Israeli anthem and flag.

When he took to the podium as champion, his anthem was substituted with that of the International Judo Federation, leaving the athlete to sing it to himself quietly.

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  • Linda1000

    Abu Dhabi, a “modern” sharia law Gulf statelet, more conservative than Dubai, displaying disgraceful muslim Jew hatred for the world to notice. Muslim countries should be banned from hosting international sport competitions until they can treat all athletes equally. Glad Israel won the gold medal which must have made the Arabs choke a little.

  • Ken

    No more international sporting events in Muslim countries. Problem solved.

  • Manual Paleologos

    Sang it quietly? He should have belted it out. Still, good for him.

    • vwVwwVwv

      He diden’t went there to die, they just desperately need the Grand Slam points and Arabs/Muslims are bribing everything to get the events there.
      Bad for Jews, who ever heared of Judeo Judo? LoL

  • marty_p

    Kol Hakavod