From 26 to 28 November in Abu Dhabi will host the Grand Prix stage on judo. It will feature athletes from 50 countries, including 12 Israelis, the official website of the International judo Federation.
The national team of Israel Daniel Ben David (weight category up to 60 kg), tal Flicker, Baruch Shmailov (both — to 66 kg), Item Butbul (to 73 kg), the Saga of Flour (to 81 kg), Peter Finger (up to 100 kg), Or Sasson (over 100 kg), Shira, Risoni, Noah Minsker (both 48 kg), Gili Cohen (to 52 kg), Rotem Shor (to 63 kg) and Yarden Myerson (78 kg).
As previously reported by the media, the Israeli flag will not be sewn to form our athletes, it will not be raised in the competition hall. The national anthem of Israel will not sound in case of victories of our wrestlers.
Formerly known judoka a member of the Knesset Constantine Razvozov («Yesh Atid») on this occasion said: «This is one of the most important tournaments for judo and we can not allow the Israeli team played without state symbols and the flag of the International judo Federation. This is a real diplomatic incident, this is another attempt of de-legitimization of Israel, another bow to supporters of terror.»