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Mario Balotelli is Israel's new darling

JERUSALEM — Why? Balotelli, the Sicilian-born child of Ghanaian immigrants who had to wait until he was 18 to claim Italian citizenship, is, it turns out, also something of a Jew. "He is one of us," intoned veteran TV commentator Motti Kirschenbaum. "He won't be Mario any more. From now all, we'll all call him Meyer.
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