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How geopolitics keeps Israel out of World Cup contention

Israel's expulsion from soccer league hosting most Middle East nations hamper country's ability to progress towards World Cup.Charles Dunst, JTA, Friday, 7:28 AM

FIFA confirms taking action against PA soccer chief

Governing body of soccer confirms disciplinary proceedings have started against Jibril Rajoub over his remarks against Messi.Elad Benari, Friday, 6:06 AM

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

Sports Minister praises FIFA for open disciplinary proceedings against PA soccer chief. 'No place for terrorists in soccer.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 6:59 PM

FIFA to open disciplinary proceedings against Jibril Rajoub

FIFA votes against Palestinian Authority demand for sanctions, promises to open disciplinary proceedings against PA football chief.Orly Harari, Wednesday, 2:06 PM

5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

Five Jewish batters score six home runs, setting a record in Major League Baseball history.JTA, Wednesday, 12:42 PM

Argentine, global Jewish groups decry soccer match cancellation

Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella DAIA says national soccer team 'capitulated' to terrorists in cancelling game in Israel.JTA, 6/10/2018, 7:38 PM

Abbas thanks Argentina for cancelling soccer game

PA chairman welcomes efforts to prevent Israel from "harming the status of Jerusalem".Elad Benari, 6/8/2018, 2:05 AM

Serial cancellation? Argentinian team nixed meeting with Pope

Even before cancellation of friendly match with Israel, Argentinian national team cancelled preplanned meeting with Pope, born in Argentina.Nitzan Keidar, 6/7/2018, 10:16 AM

WJC: Cancellation of soccer game sets dangerous precedent

World Jewish Congress condemns cancellation of friendly match between Israel and Argentina.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2018, 6:35 AM

Italy's Vice Premier: Hatred should not block a sporting event

Italy’s Vice Premier and Interior Minister expresses solidarity with Israel after Argentina-Israel friendly match is cancelled.Ben Ariel, 6/7/2018, 2:05 AM

'It's not BDS - it's terror'

Sports Minister emphasizes that Argentinian team's cancellation of friendly game came amid terror threats against its players.Nitzan Keidar, 6/6/2018, 9:00 PM

Left celebrates cancellation of soccer match

Opposition takes advantage of match cancellation against Argentina. Football Assoc.: 'We'll act harshly against Palestinian incitement.'Nitsan Keidar, 6/6/2018, 11:51 AM

It's official: Argentina-Israel soccer game cancelled

Israeli embassy in Argentina confirms friendly match scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled, cites threats to star Lionel Messi.Elad Benari, 6/6/2018, 6:41 AM

Arab MK welcomes cancellation of Argentina soccer game

MK Jamal Zahalka urges world to continue pressuring Israel after cancellation of friendly match between Israeli and Argentine teams.Neri Weiss, 6/6/2018, 5:09 AM

Argentine FM: The players didn't want to play in Israel

Argentine Foreign Minister says players of national soccer team did not want to play in Israel but does not confirm game was cancelled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 4:05 AM

Macri tells Netanyahu he cannot change decision on soccer game

PM Netanyahu speaks with Argentine President following cancellation of friendly soccer game in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 6/6/2018, 12:37 AM

Argentina-Israel friendly soccer match cancelled

Following Palestinian Arab pressure, friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s soccer teams cancelled.Elad Benari, 6/5/2018, 11:22 PM

Beitar Jerusalem adds Trump to its name to honor embassy move

'Beitar Trump Jerusalem' honors US president ahead of embassy move.JTA, 5/13/2018, 10:31 PM

Yeshiva U women’s tennis to play in NCAA Division III tournament

Yeshiva University women’s tennis team will participate in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time.JTA, 5/10/2018, 8:01 AM

Sir Alex Ferguson suffers brain hemorrhage

Former Manchester United manager suffers brain hemorrhage, undergoes emergency surgery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2018, 10:45 PM

In historic first, Giro d’Itala race kicks off in Israel

As Giro d'Italia kicks off in Jerusalem, teams from around the world prove that sports is above politics.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2018, 12:18 PM

Tunisia bid for Youth Olympics blocked over ban of Israelis

Bid by Tunisia to host 2022 Youth Olympics blocked because the country recently banned Israeli athletes.Elad Benari, 5/4/2018, 6:13 AM

Netanyahu, Regev meet Israeli Judo champions

PM: We're a cyber power, a water power, and now a sports power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 7:38 PM

Giro d'Italia to respect Shabbat

Israeli authorities assure that international cycling competition in Jerusalem Friday will not entail Shabbat violations.AFP, 5/3/2018, 6:03 PM

'I'm excited to be in Jerusalem'

4-time world champion "Katusha - Alpecin" cyclist Tony Martin excited to compete in Giro d’Italia as it is taking place in Israel this yearEliran Aharon, 5/2/2018, 9:46 PM

Watch: The cycling champ who became a Holocaust hero

Marking launch of Giro d'Italia in J'lem, short film tells story of the heroism and bravery of one of cycling's most accomplished athletes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2018, 12:27 PM

Israel wraps up European Judo championship with 3 medals

Children with special needs incorporated throughout 3-day event, 10 young judokas with physical disabilities perform onstage.Mordechai Sones, 5/1/2018, 10:56 PM

Brazilian soccer legend opens academy in Israel

Ronaldinho Gaucho says new soccer school will help develop Israeli children's talents, aid new immigrants' integration.JTA, 4/30/2018, 8:30 PM

BDS fails to get Argentinian soccer team to cancel Israel match

Argentinian national team to travel to Israel for friendly match despite pressure from BDS groups.JTA, 4/30/2018, 5:12 PM

Israeli judoka wins gold, hears Hatikva at Europe championship

Israeli national anthem played European Senior Judo Championships in Tel Aviv after Hatikva banned at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tournament.JTA, 4/29/2018, 9:12 PM

Josh Rosen picked by Arizona Cardinals in NFL draft

UCLA quarterback who faced anti-Semitic attacks prior to draft picked up by Arizona Cardinals.JTA, 4/27/2018, 2:06 PM

Gran Fondo bicycle race comes to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat joins cyclists in Gran Fondo race down streets of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2018, 12:45 PM

Football star gets anti-Semitic curses - and enjoys it

Josh Rosen, whose father is Jewish, gets ripped on regularly - especially for his nose - but says, 'It gets my competitive juices flowing.'Mordechai Sones, 4/26/2018, 7:36 PM

Watch: Netanyahu gears up for bicycle race

PM comes out to meet bicyclists in Israel for the international 'Giro' race - and shows off his cycling abilities.Rafael Levi, 4/25/2018, 8:33 PM

Chelsea Football joins March of the Living

Representatives of soccer club will take part in March of the Living, the latest activity in the club’s 'Say No to Antisemitism' campaign.Yoni Kempinski, 4/8/2018, 1:30 PM

Warriors waive Omri Casspi after injury

First-ever Israeli NBA player dropped right before playoffs to make room for Quinn Cook.Mordechai Sones, 4/8/2018, 11:15 AM

Buenos Aires presents exhibit on soccer during the Holocaust

An exhibit on soccer during the Holocaust is on display at one of Buenos Aires' biggest stadiums.JTA, 3/31/2018, 9:03 PM

Alex Bregman is baseball's next Jewish star

Family of rising Jewish baseball star give the public a glimpse of his his devotion, kindness, and potential.Hillel Kuttler/JTA, 3/28/2018, 11:46 PM

Iran soccer player 'honored' to return after playing Israelis

Iranian soccer captain who was banned for playing an Israeli club says he's glad to return as "a soldier" for the national team.Elad Benari, 3/28/2018, 5:13 AM

Iranian MP blasts soccer player who played against 'Zionists'

Lawmaker in Iran slams sports federation for allowing star to return to the international squad despite appearing against Israeli team.Elad Benari, 3/26/2018, 4:07 AM

Government sanctions Sabbath desecration in soccer industry

Minister of Labor signs general permit aiming to legalize soccer games on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2018, 2:52 PM

Israeli soccer player posts photo with captain of Iranian team

'In soccer there is one language without prejudice and wars. The captain of the Iranian national team and I show it can be different.'JTA, 3/20/2018, 10:00 AM

Tens of thousands turn out for Jerusalem Marathon

More than 35,000 runners from 72 countries take part in Jerusalem Marathon, leading to road closures across the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2018, 9:11 AM

Israel wins 2 gold medals at Abu Dhabi ju-jitsu competition

Israeli team takes home medals as country erased from map, national anthem not played at international competition.Gary Willig, 3/4/2018, 10:56 PM

Yeshiva University eliminated from NCAA basketball tournament

The Maccabees, who were making their first appearance in the national tournament, finished their season with a record of 18-11.JTA, 3/4/2018, 10:01 AM

Head of Iran’s wrestling federation quits over Israel policy

Head of Iran’s wrestling federation resigns after criticizing authorities for letting athletes pay the price for ban on facing Israelis.Elad Benari, 3/1/2018, 4:13 AM

Fatah official: FIFA caved to Israeli pressure

Jibril Rajoub, who heads the Palestine Football Association, blasts FIFA for failing to ban clubs based in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/28/2018, 6:46 AM

Argentine star Diego Schwartzman reaches tennis’ top 20

Diego Schwartzman becomes first Jewish player since 1990 to rank among top 20 in Association of Tennis Professionals.JTA, 2/26/2018, 3:37 PM

YU men’s basketball team qualifies for NCAA tournament

A first: Yeshiva University's Maccabee's basketball team advances to NCCA division tournament.JTA, 2/26/2018, 1:55 PM

Qataris angered by Israeli presence at handball tournament

Israel sends athletes to youth handball tournament in Doha. Qataris urged to withdraw their children from the competition.Elad Benari, 2/23/2018, 5:13 AM

Liverpool fans: 'If he scores another few, I'll be Muslim too'

Video clip shows soccer fans cheering Muslim player on their team, expressing willingness to convert to Islam if he just continues to score.Dalit Halevy, 2/18/2018, 8:29 AM

Iran to protest ban of wrestler who boycotted Israeli

Iran’s wrestling federation to protest decision to ban one of its wrestlers for deliberately throwing a match to avoid fighting an Israeli.Elad Benari, 2/18/2018, 5:30 AM

Week after Super Bowl, 7 NFL players tour Israel, meet with PM

Trip to Israel a first for Geoff and Mitch Schwartz, only Jewish brothers to play in NFL during modern era.Mordechai Sones, 2/15/2018, 11:43 AM

Offensive performance during Israeli basketball semifinals

During State Cup semifinals, immodestly-clad women wearing tzitzit appear on court. Culture Minister works to prevent similar occurrences.Ido Ben Porat, 2/13/2018, 12:09 PM

Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo joins MDA campaign

Real Madrid's Portuguese-born forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins MDA to help promote life-saving blood drive in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2018, 12:42 PM

English soccer team launches campaign to fight anti-Semitism

Chelsea club launches 'Say No to Anti-Semitism' campaign aimed at discouraging anti-Semitism among its players and fans.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2018, 10:05 AM

Watch: Thousands of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball fans salute ZAKA

'For the first time in my life I participated in a basketball game. It's moving to see the appreciation for the important activity of ZAKA.'Mordechai Sones, 1/21/2018, 1:56 PM