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A championship bicycle racer and motivational speaker says she is “angry and heartbroken” after her appearance at an International Women’s Day festival was cancelled because of her service three decades ago in the Israel Defense Forces.

Leah Goldstein, of Vernon B.C., was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the INSPIRE Women’s Day event in Peterborough, Ont. on March 8, International Women’s Day. A professional cyclist, she served in the IDF as an instructor in a commando unit and then worked with undercover anti-terrorism forces, 30 years ago.  

Last month, she received a text from the festival organizers first telling her that they might need a statement from her about Israel—and the next day they cancelled her appearance.

In light of recent news & media w/ regard to my removal as speaker from Inspire’s International Women’s Day Event, I feel it’s imperative that I provide a response to my followers… …

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