Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tunisia, Lebanon and Israel in the 1962 Olympiad

Source: Eliezer Pe'er's collection
The late Eliezer Pe'er had been with the Israeli team in the 1962 Varna Olympiad. He had, inter alia, collected (as we have noted) signatures from all the players (with the exception of... the Israeli team!) 

This included the signatures of the Tunisian (left) and Lebanese players. What is more, not only have they signed the autograph book willingly, but Tunisian even played Israel in the event, being the first time to our knowledge Israel played an Arab team in any sporting event. 

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