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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Naama Shafir
The Israeli national team has reached a compromise with basketball's governing body that will allow an Orthodox Jewish player to play in the European women's championship in Poland.
The Israeli national team has reached a compromise with basketball's governing body that will allow an Orthodox Jewish player to compete in the European women's championship on Saturday.
European basketball's governing body will not make an allowance on a uniform rule for an Israeli player's religious observance in the upcoming women's championship.
The Israeli women's national basketball team says one of its stars might be kept out of the European championship because of a disagreement over her religious observance and the team uniform.
Shafir has pointed out that officials from the NCAA, where she has competed for Toledo since 2008, have allowed her play with a T-shirt.
Shafir has said she will not compromise her religious beliefs and play with bare shoulders.