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July 26, 2012 8:25 pm

Countering BBC, Israeli Athletes Affirm Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital (VIDEO)

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Zvi Vershaviak, chair of the Israeli Olympic Committee, speaks on a video in which team members affirmed Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in response to the BBC stating otherwise. Photo: YouTube.

Following the BBC’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Israeli Olympic team prepared a video in which the athletes say they are proud to represent Israel “and its capital Jerusalem.”

The BBC had listed “East Jerusalem” as the capital for the “Palestinian Olympic team,” but listed Israel without a capital. In light of subsequent complaints, the British television network only conceded that Israel’s “seat of government is Jerusalem” and added that “most foreign embassies reside in Tel Aviv.”

The Israeli team’s video can be viewed below.

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