When (Former) Iranian Judoka Saeid Mollaei Met Israel’s Din Yaacov Gemer

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At the World Judo Championships in Hungary, former Iranian-turned-Mongolian judoka Saeid Mollaei competed against Israel’s Din Yaacov Gemer, defeating his young opponent.

But what happened immediately after the bout ended shows everyone was a winner.



Saeid Mollaei Din Yaacov Gemer

While it looks similar to that other time an Iranian and a Jew kissed,

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this time, it is actually heartwarming rather than vomit-inducing.

By the way, in case you are wondering where Saeid’s bestie Sagi Muki was, he was not participating in the competition which opened a space for Gemer to enter in the first place.

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