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Israeli officials not expected to join US boycott of Beijing Olympics

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08.12.2021

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 said it would boycott the games due to China’s human rights abuses.

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© The Times of Israel


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