Tennis Star Eugenie Bouchard in Israel: “I Love This Place”

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Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard was recently in Israel, posting her love of the country on Instagram to her 1.8 million followers (as well as on Facebook to her 1.5 million followers).

 

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I 💛 this place. Also you can see the vein I got anti doping in lol

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The Old City 🙏🏼

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Naturally, she received quite a bit of hate for this from the online Israel haters and antisemites. But Eugenie would have none of it, returning this passing shot for the win!

 

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Found something saltier than the haters

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We have seen a few examples of celebrities and sportspeople backing down or deleting their pro-Israel posts after receiving such torrents of abuse. How refreshing to see one with the balls to stand their ground. Props to you, Eugenie!

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.