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Rivlin meets paralympians 50 years after paralympics in Israel

President meets with paralympians to mark 50th anniversary of 1968 Tel Aviv Paralympics. 'You are the Maccabees of our generation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2018, 3:37 PM

Spain: Water polo match against Israel cancelled

Spanish sports minister apologizes after Barcelona water polo match against Israeli team canceled due to organizer’s decision to boycott it.JTA, 11/27/2018, 3:21 PM

Argentina: Soccer fans chant ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Home-team fans chant about 'killing the Jews to make soap' during match with team associated with Jews, riot when the visitors win.JTA, 11/25/2018, 10:25 AM

Israeli basketball coach: I would've voted for Michelle Obama

Israeli-American basketball coach David Blatt: If you’ve got leaders like we’ve got right now in the world, we’re in big trouble.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/23/2018, 10:08 PM

Hockey fan donates $19,000 prize to synagogue shooting victims

Washington Capitals hockey fan donates winnings from raffle to fund benefiting those wounded in synagogue massacre.JTA, 11/14/2018, 7:23 AM

Sabbath-observant soccer fans travel to Spain to watch match

Group of Argentinian Jewish soccer fans fly to Spain for final match - only to find game has been delayed due to weather.JTA, 11/11/2018, 6:37 PM

Omri Casspi receives NBA championship ring

First Israeli to play in the NBA receives his championship ring from the Golden State Warriors.Ben Ariel, 11/7/2018, 6:07 AM

Popular Brazilian soccer team uniforms honor Pittsburgh victims

Players for one of Brazil’s largest soccer teams wear uniforms featuring names of Pittsburgh shooting attack victims during Sunday match.JTA, 11/6/2018, 4:21 PM

Soccer teams ask to change finals ‘to respect Jewish community’

Presidents of two soccer club finalists for Libertadores cup ask that final match be rescheduled 'to respect our Jewish fans'.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 11/5/2018, 4:02 PM

Steelers hold moment of silence for synagogue shooting victims

Watch: Pittsburgh Steelers hold moment of silence in honor of victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting that left 11 dead, 6 wounded.JTA, 10/29/2018, 7:29 AM

Watch: Minister tears up as Israeli anthem played in UAE

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev tears us as she hears Israeli anthem played for first time Arab Gulf state.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2018, 7:19 PM

European soccer lifts ban on airing World Cup in Judea, Samaria

Public broadcaster will be allowed to air preliminary games of the World Cup and Euro 2020 - including in communities of Judea and Samaria.JTA, 10/24/2018, 8:27 PM

Israel’s Youth Olympic team brings home 3 medals

Israeli team brings home one gold medal, one silver, and one bronze at this year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.JTA, 10/21/2018, 3:22 PM

Report: Olympian not considering selling his gold medal

Israel's only Olympic gold medalist changes his mind about selling prized medal.Gary Willig, 10/16/2018, 8:16 PM

Israel’s only Olympic gold medalist auctioning his medal

Windsurfing champion Gal Fridman says financial situation is forcing him to part with precious Olympic medal.JTA, 10/16/2018, 6:43 PM

Chelsea to send racist fans on trips to Auschwitz

Chelsea Football Club considering sending racist supporters on trips to Nazi concentration camp instead of imposing banning orders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2018, 5:03 AM

10 American Jewish baseball players to become Israeli citizens

8 pitchers, 2 batters to become Israeli citizens to play for Israeli baseball team during 2020 Olympic games.JTA, 10/10/2018, 10:58 PM

Regev: 'UEFA scores own goal'

Culture and Sport Minister attacks European Football Association demand not to broadcast Israeli team matches to Judea and Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2018, 6:43 PM

Israeli national team won't be broadcast in Judea and Samaria?

Israeli broadcaster reportedly not allowed to broadcast in Judea and Samaria national team qualifying matches for Euro and World Cup.Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2018, 1:14 PM

Erdan: Suspend Rajoub from International Olympic Committee

Strategic Affairs Minister calls on IOC to suspend PA official Jibril Rajoub who has already been suspended by FIFA.Neri Weiss, 10/3/2018, 5:01 AM

Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen to start with Arizona Cardinals

Jewish quarterback Josh Rosen plays with 'a lot of confidence,' Cardinals coach says.JTA, 9/26/2018, 9:50 AM

French soccer club to ban fan who used Nazi salute

Lyon supporter who made Nazi salute during game against Manchester to be banned from attending further games.JTA, 9/20/2018, 10:49 PM

‘Best footballer who grew up in Israel’ seeks spot at US college

21-year-old running back Yuval Fenta, Israel's Offensive Player of the Year, intends to start this season at a US college.Hillel Kuttler - JTA, 9/18/2018, 7:58 AM

Moran Samuel takes silver at world rowing championships

Paralympic Champion reaches great heights once again only 4 months after giving birth; Dani Fridman breaks personal and Israeli record.Mordechai Sones, 9/16/2018, 4:38 PM

Israeli gymnast wins another silver medal

19-year-old Linoy Ashram wins silver medal in the individual all-around final of the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/14/2018, 8:33 PM

Israeli teen athlete takes home two medals

Israel's Linoy Ashram wins 2 medals at World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.JTA, 9/14/2018, 10:27 AM

Israeli judokas to participate in UAE tourney under Israeli flag

Following cancellation of previous events due to refusal to permit Israeli national symbols, Israeli flag to be featured at UAE event.JTA, 9/13/2018, 3:22 PM

Jewish baseball player-turned-spy gets Hall of Fame exhibit

Moe Berg is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame – as a spy, not a catcher.JTA, 9/9/2018, 8:42 AM

UAE judo competition to treat Israelis equally

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam reinstated after its organizers promise equal treatment to Israeli athletes.Elad Benari, 9/4/2018, 4:44 AM

Argentinian soccer star scrambles to stay in Israel

Argentinian soccer player living in Israel for a decade loses contract - and faces deportation - but hopes to stay in country.JTA, 9/2/2018, 3:58 PM

'Inciting to murder Israelis didn't seem to bother FIFA'

Why was PA soccer head only booted from FIFA after his calls against Messi? 'When Rajoub incited to murder Israelis, FIFA was silent.'Benny Toker, 8/27/2018, 1:17 PM

Rajoub to appeal FIFA suspension

Head of PA soccer federation says he will appeal FIFA’s year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.Ben Ariel, 8/26/2018, 5:55 AM

PA soccer chief criticizes FIFA suspension, blames Israel

Jibril Rajoub says FIFA decision to suspend him for one year is based on misinformation based in Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/25/2018, 1:07 AM

FIFA suspends PA's soccer czar over call to burn Messi shirts

"The Disciplinary Committee has decided that Jibril Rajoub's utterances promote hatred and violence."Guy Cohen, 8/24/2018, 4:20 PM

Israeli wins youth world Thai boxing championship semifinal

Ruach HaShem Gordon from Shilo takes male youth Muaythai competition although shorter and lighter than opponent.Mordechai Sones, 8/7/2018, 12:15 AM

Soon: Israeli symbols in Abu Dhabi

After judo association banned United Arab Emirates from hosting major tournament over treatment of Israel, compromise appears underway.Neri Weiss, 8/5/2018, 11:21 AM

Saudi badminton players refuse to play Israeli

Two Saudi badminton players forfeit match instead of playing against an Israeli opponent.Ben Ariel, 8/5/2018, 6:20 AM

Former Yankees pitcher visits Israel

Former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, the all-time saves leader, travels to Israel as part of interfaith mission.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 8/3/2018, 11:37 PM

Will another friendly match be cancelled?

BDS is working to cancel a soccer match between Israel and Northern Ireland. Will they succeed?Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2018, 10:41 AM

Iraqi soccer team plans to play in Ramallah

Iraq's national soccer team planning to travel to Ramallah to face off against PA team. Permission from Israel is required.Ben Ariel, 7/31/2018, 6:45 AM

Former basketball star: I'm like a Jewish Jordan.

Jay Williams, former Duke basketball star, calls himself the ‘black Jewish Jordan.’JTA, 7/27/2018, 1:52 PM

Video of haredi man giving foul ball to kid goes viral

Haredi man sitting with his wife catches a foul ball during Mets game, gives it to a kid immediately. 'This is how its done.'Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 2:38 PM

British Open heckler shouts ‘Free Palestine’ at Tiger Woods

Heckler shouts about 'Palestine' during famous golfer Tiger Woods' backswing during golf tournament, causing Woods to drop club.JTA, 7/24/2018, 7:35 PM

Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

Judo Federation suspends competitions in Tunisia and UAE after hosts fail to confirm that Israelis would receive equal treatment.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/21/2018, 2:13 AM

ESPN bans football pool participant for anti-Semitic screen name

Participant registered under 'Burn-the-Jews' screen name banned from ESPN's weekly Australian football pool competition.JTA, 7/15/2018, 9:19 PM

Could Messi visit Israel after all?

Plans reportedly underway for friendly match in Haifa between Barcelona FC and Atletico Madrid.Ben Ariel, 7/13/2018, 5:43 AM

NBA star shoots guns with Israeli police during visit

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits police training centers during visit to Israel, prompting criticism from leftist groups.Charles Dunst, JTA, 7/12/2018, 9:03 AM

Watch: Netanyahu cheering at World Cup semi-final

PM and his wife attend World Cup semi-final match together with two children who are fighting cancer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2018, 11:21 PM

Israeli sprinter breaks country’s record set at 1972 Olympics

Diana Vaisman breaks 46-year-old record set at Munich Olympics where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists.JTA, 7/9/2018, 9:37 PM

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits Rivlin

All-Star forward for NBA champion Golden State Warriors visits Israel, meets President Rivlin in Jerusalem.JTA, 7/5/2018, 10:48 PM

‘Jewish rugby team’ in Argentina wins 4th straight title

Identified as 'Jewish rugby team' among national rugby clubs, Hindu Club rugby fans display Israeli flags during some matches.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 7/2/2018, 8:55 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire to return to Israel - if no NBA team wants him

Former NBA all-star plans to return to Israeli basketball, unless he is picked up by NBA team.JTA, 7/2/2018, 7:42 AM

Still in the NBA: Omri Casspi moves to Memphis

Israeli player let go by league champion just ahead of playoffs signs with weak team - and it seems he will play a major role there.Nitzan Keidar, 7/1/2018, 9:07 AM

What brought baseball legend Darryl Strawberry to Israel?

Former MLB All-Star right fielder Darryl Strawberry spotted touring Israel.David Rosenberg, 6/29/2018, 10:36 AM

American-Israeli basketball coach tapped to lead Greek team

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt picked up by Greek basketball team.JTA, 6/28/2018, 7:44 PM

British soccer fans thrown out of Russia after Nazi salute

Soccer fan receives 5-year ban on attending games after singing anti-Semitic songs, performing Nazi salute.Nissan Tzur, 6/25/2018, 8:44 AM

Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow

Hecklers chase, curse, Israelis at World Cup matches in Russia.JTA, 6/23/2018, 11:23 PM