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Israeli outraged by scandalous Belarus-made video
Screenshot from the video. Hebrew inscription from left to right.
The Israeli authorities are outraged by the scandalous video clip which appeared on the eve of the II European Games in Belarus. It represents the achievement of Israeli athletes at the I European Games in Baku and at the Olympics. As the website newsru.co.il notes, the borders of their state are incorrectly depicted in the video (some territories are missing), and the inscription in Hebrew is made from left to right, and not vice versa.
Not surprisingly, after such a scandal, Israeli Sports Minister Miri Regev is going to appeal to Alyaksandr Lukashenka and to the European and International Olympic Committees. "With all due respect to the organizing committee of the European Games, it will not determine the borders of the state of Israel," she said. The minister called this story a gross violation of the Olympic Charter and unacceptable interference of politics in sports.