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UAE Judoka Refuses to Shake Hands of Israeli Who Beats Him

A judoka from the United Arab Emirates refused to shake the hand of the Israeli rival who defeated him at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament Friday, a day after the UAE refused to play the Israeli national anthem or fly the Israeli flag for medal-winning Israeli athletes at the competition.

A man wears an Israeli flag during the funeral for Israeli Lt. Hadar Goldin on August 3, 2014 in Kfar-saba, Israel. Goldin was thought to have been captured during fighting in Gaza, but was later declared killed in action by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Organizers Of Holocaust March In Germany Ban Israeli Flag

TEL AVIV – Organizers of a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in Germany attempted to “remove with physical violence” a Jewish man for marching with the Israeli flag while allowing anti-Israel activists and those sporting the Palestinian scarf, or keffiyeh, to participate.

A Jordanian protester holds a burning Israeli flag during a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in the capital Amman in solidarity with the Palestinians on October 16, 2015.

Israeli Flag-Burners to Face Harsher Penalties

TEL AVIV – The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday to increase the fine for burning an Israeli flag to NIS 50,000 ($13,000) the Jerusalem Post reported. The law currently stipulates that violators be charged a penalty of 300