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

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,

iran kiss

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.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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