Jacov Sobovitz

Jacov Sobovitz is the academic director of Carmel College located in Daliyat al-Karmil which, together with ’Usifiyya, has formed the Druze town of Carmel. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Physical Education and Sport, Budapest (Sumellweiss), Hungary. He has also worked for twenty-four years as a supervisor of physical education and sport in the Haifa district of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

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Anna Sipos

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Agnes Keleti

In 1944, when the Germans invaded Hungary, gymnast Agnes Keleti bought fake identification papers and carried the bodies of the dead to mass graves during the battle of Budapest. After the war, she returned to gymnastics; her career highlight was the 1956 Olympics, where 35-year-old Keleti won many medals, including four gold for uneven parallel bars, balance beam, floor exercise and combined exercise-team.

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