A Permanent Memorial to Palestinian “Achievement” at the Olympics

I found myself attending a funeral today. One of my friends here in Israel was closely related to a famous personality from the world of basketball.

Unfortunately my friend’s relative was found dead in his apartment on Monday morning and suicide is the most likely reason.

While I was at the cemetery today I noticed a row of graves next to the path. Each had Olympic rings on the top and when I looked carefully at the names (I can just about read Hebrew now) I recognised them.

Welcome to the quiet, understated and desperately sad world of Palestinian “Olympic achievement”.

Palestinian Olympic Achievement - 5 "medals"

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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.