Maccabiah Games Open in Yerushalayim with 9,000 Athletes from 70 Countries

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19th-maccabiah-gamesThe 19th Maccabiah Games opened in spectacular fashion on Thursday night with a procession of 9,000 Jewish athletes from over 70 countries into Yerushalayim’s Teddy Stadium.

The Maccabiah torch was lit by American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman. U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both wished the athletes good luck in pre-recorded video messages.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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