13.06.2011 11.Siwan, 5771
Israeli national team player Naama Shafir has been forbidden to wear a T-shirt under her uniform; says she will not play if cannot dress modestly.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) had a meeting over the weekend with the international governing body for basketball in which it urged the organization to reverse its decision prohibiting an orthodox Jewish athlete from wearing a T-shirt under her jersey during an upcoming tournament.
To abide with Jewish rules of modesty for women, Israeli national team player Naama Shafir normally wears a T-shirt under her basketball uniform. However, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for Europe said wearing the T-shirt would violate its uniform policy and it would not make an exception, thus preventing Shafir from participating in the European women’s basketball championship, which opens June 18 in Poland….