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Members of the Lebanese delegation refused to ride in the same bus with Israeli athletes en route to the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics held on Friday evening at the Maracana stadium.
When the Lebanese coaches and athletes discovered they would share a bus with Israelis from the Olympic village to the stadium, they demanded that the driver close the bus door.
...Sports and culture minister Miri Regev, who is not observant, did not attend the ceremony to avoid violating Shabbat.
“Shabbat, our national day of rest, is one of the most important gifts that Jewish people have given to the culture of humanity,” Regev said in a statement. “As the representative of the State of Israel, the sole Jewish state on the planet, I unfortunately cannot take part in the opening ceremony of the Olympics because it would require me to break the holy Sabbath.”
Perhaps the athletes should have taken the message when the bus door was closed on them and followed Miri Regev's actions.
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