Jews at the Games

Here’s a list of all of the Jewish athletes at the 2008 Summer Games, many of whom joined Israeli President Shimon Peres at the opening ceremony. Peres walked to the ceremony, as it was held on Shabbat.

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Shimon Peres

Longtime leader of Israel's Labor Party.

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