Maccabiah Games Have Opened

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The Jewish Games have officially opened in Israel. 65 countries are being represented this year. Here is a quick run down of things have occurred so far.

– In his opening address, PM Bibi Netanyahu calls on Jews around the world to make aliyah to Israel.

– The Israel Absorption Committee is offering $3500 to any athlete who decides to stay in Israel after the games have ended.

Jewish Life TV, a channel only available on DirecTV (that makes sound like a promoter), is offering coverage of the premiere events.

– Jamie McCourt, the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, threw out the first pitch at the opening of the baseball tournament.

– For updated results for all the events, you can go to Maccabiah’s official website.

Posted on July 13, 2009

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