Sports

Sports

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    Since the establishment of the State of Israel, sports have played an increasingly important role in the development of the country both at home and on the international stage. Despite its small population, Israel's athletes regularly make an impact.
     
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    ​Two of the NBA's players are Israeli and both in the Southwest United States -- Gal Mekel with Dallas Mavericks (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/gal_mekel/) and Omri Casspi with New Orleans Pelicans (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/omri_casspi/).