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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

Billionaire helps brings ill Israeli kids to World Cup

Russian Jewish billionaire Roman Abramovich donates large sum to help bring children with serious illnesses to see soccer World Cup.JTA, 6/21/2018, 10:05 PM

Watch: Moroccan fans enraged by Israeli flag

World Cup: After Morocco booted from tournament with loss to Portugal, its fans try to tear Israeli flag waved by Israeli fans.Nitzan Keidar, 6/20/2018, 9:46 PM

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

Soccer fans file complaint FIFA against Iranian forward who reposted Khamenei's anti-Israel tweet.Elad Benari, 6/19/2018, 5:37 AM

Israeli embassy wishes Argentina soccer team success

Israeli embassy in Argentina creates video in support of country’s national soccer team.JTA, 6/18/2018, 5:41 PM

Free meals, internet access for Jewish World Cup fans in Russia

Rabbis from around the world urged soccer fans attending World Cup tournaments in Russia to visit Jewish community facilities.JTA, 6/15/2018, 6:19 PM

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, 6/15/2018, 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, 6/15/2018, 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, 6/13/2018, 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, 6/13/2018, 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, 6/13/2018, 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