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Human rights groups call on ‘Giro’ to move start of 2018 bike race from occupied Jerusalem

Cycling fans around the world were shocked by the news in September that the first of the three great annual bike races-- the Giro d'Italia, which kicks off in May -- would start in occupied Jerusalem. A coalition of 120 groups, joined by Noam Chomsky and Richard Falk, are calling on the Giro to move the start, saying that it is an effort to mask Israel's human rights record and clean up its international image on its 70th birthday.
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