He told his sister pirates came aboard and demanded he transport a Colombian man. “Fearing for his life, he was forced to agree,” she wrote in a post.
World Sailing said it “deeply regrets” that two Israeli youth sailors were unable to compete at last month’s world championships due to conditions imposed by Malaysia in order to grant them visas.
For one Jewish family, August began with an Olympic gold medal. It ended with a bat mitzvah some feared would never come.
MBJYC Summer 2012
Jo Aleh, the New Zealand Jewish Olympian who won gold in the sailing regatta, said part of her medal “belongs to Israel.”
New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh and her partner Polly Powrie won the gold medal in the women’s 470 regatta.
New Zealand sailor Jo Aleh is poised to win her first Olympic medal as her event heads into its final stretch.
Jo Aleh, who is competing in sailing for New Zealand is one of just a few Jewish athletes to hail from someplace other than Israel or America.
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