While the two Koreas took the first halting steps toward becoming one, Mike Pence sat boorish and stone-faced, like an emperor giving the thumbs-down to both gladiators. The U.S. and Trump’s vested interest in perpetual conflict was on display for the whole world to see.
Nader Masri, who participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, had hoped to run in a marathon in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday, but his request to leave Gaza was rejected by Israel’s defense minister.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel's high court on Tuesday upheld a decision to prevent an Olympic runner from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory. Nader Masri, who participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, had hoped to run in a marathon