Liel Levitan, 7, will be allowed to compete in an international chess tournament in Tunisia after all. Israel National News reports:
Following pressure, the Tunisian Chess Federation has agreed to allow
a 7-year-old Israeli girl to participate in an international tournament
Tunisian authorities backtracked on their refusal to grant a visa to
Liel Levitan for the World School Individual Championships next year in
Sousse, France’s National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or
BNVCA, said Friday in a statement.
The FIDE World Chess Federation pressured its Tunisian affiliate and
the country’s authorities to allow her to compete, according to the
Many Arab countries place limitations on Israelis’ representation in
sports and cultural events, prompting protests by Israel and
professional associations that view it as political interference
contrary to international standards on sportsmanship.
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