Its policy vis-à-vis the flotilla bound for Gaza and its economic crisis are not the only reasons that Greece is making global headlines these days.
It was also the venue of the Special Olympics for mentally challenged athletes whose sporting prowess puts them in the ranks of achievers.
The closing ceremony was held on Monday night.
President Shimon Peres telephoned Athens on Monday morning to congratulate members of the Israeli delegation and to wish them good luck in the future.
The 85 member team will come home with 51 medals, of which 17 are gold, 18 are silver and 16 are bronze.
“The State of Israel is proud of you” said Peres as he congratulated the athletes for bringing so much gold to Israel, emphasizing that their achievements were proof that success is attainable, regardless of impairments.
PS: The text describing the video….
“Here is a funny example how Israel pulls the old “sex sells” trick out of the bag. Do these sexual innuendos convince you that Israel is the next paradise that should be on your travel list? It’s safe to say that this spot was a risky move for Israel’s tourism board and not surprisingly, it was banned immediately from public television. In any case, hilarious.”
not so accurate. It was never banned from TV, in fact it was shown on TV in a few countries. Also, Size Doesn’t Matter is not connected to the Israeli Government or tourism board! But all in all, we agree it’s one awesome video!
And if you haven’t seen the Video….
If you didn’t get a chance to see them live, you can start by ‘Liking’ them on Facebook and look out for their next appearance in a club near you!