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But in the world of media: the journalist Raphael Naa passed away Israel today

2023-01-28T18:33:59.574Z


A journalist for "Yediot Ahronoth" and YNET, passed away at the age of 79 • For 50 years Naa covered the Maccabi Tel Aviv club and the Israel national basketball team


But heavy in the world of media after Rafael Neah, a journalist for "Yediot Ahronoth" and YNET, passed away today (Saturday) at the age of 79.

Naa covered for 50 years, mainly the Maccabi Tel Aviv club and the Israel national basketball team, covered seven Olympic games, including the massacre of the Munich Martyrs in 1972, and the first Olympic medals in Barcelona 1992 by the judokas Yael Arad and Oren Samadja .

In addition, he covered major sports events on all continents, major swimming competitions and revealed the participation on Yom Kippur of the 470 sailors, the brothers Ran and Dan Torten in Seoul 1988, which led to their being removed from any activity within the Sports Association and the Sailing Association for a period of 5 years.

Raphael Neah with Danny Devorin and Asher Goldberg, photo: Alan Shiver

Raphael is handsome.

With Shimon Mizrachi, photography: Alan Shiver

The director of the league stated:

"Nea began his journey with a notebook and a pen on the days of the open courts, was present at historical events and recorded quite a few achievements to his credit during his rich journalistic career and always did so out of a lot of commitment and passion for the industry he loved and for the sport in general. We strengthen and send our condolences to his family and those close to him. Rafael Nea He left behind a wife, a daughter, a son and a grandson. The date of the funeral has not yet been announced. May his memory be blessed."

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Source: israelhayom

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