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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

'The Land of Israel is not occupied'

Culture Minister Miri Regev praises NBA for changing reference to 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' on website. 'No such country exists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2017, 11:52 AM

NBA apologizes for 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' listing

NBA clarifies it did not produce country listings for website, apologizes for oversight.Elad Benari, 12/29/2017, 4:34 AM

Israeli NBA star lights menorah on Golden State Warriors court

Omri Casspi lights menorah in NBA stadium, following one of the top performances of his career. 'A Hanukkah miracle.'JTA, 12/19/2017, 2:59 PM

Israeli startup hires soccer star Messi as brand ambassador

Argentinian soccer star signs on as brand ambassador for Israeli tech startup Sirin Labs.JTA, 12/13/2017, 9:34 PM

Scottish soccer fans: Jerusalem is Palestine

Fans of Celtic Football Club raise banners against Israel and U.S. President following his recognition of Jerusalem.Neri Weiss, 12/11/2017, 3:38 AM

'We triumphed because we chose life'

London soccer club hosts relatives of Israelis killed in terrorist attacks.JTA, 12/9/2017, 6:21 PM

Russia banned from 2018 Olympics

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing under its flag in 2018, insists athletes prove themselves clean.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2017, 8:03 AM

Israel leg of prestigious cycling event faces cancellation

Tourism and Culture Ministers threaten cancellation of touted race, after its website declares course passes through 'West Jerusalem.'Tal Polon, 11/30/2017, 10:21 AM

Argentina’s ‘Jewish’ rugby club wins country’s top tournament

Hindu Club, Rugby team with many Jewish members and fans, wins Buenos Aires league championship.JTA, 11/13/2017, 6:34 PM

Israeli judoka allowed to wear country's name in Morocco

Or Sasson allowed to wear Israel’s insignia at Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, after discrimination in UAE.Elad Benari, 11/13/2017, 2:05 AM

Sports court to hear PA's appeal on 'settlement' clubs

Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear Palestine Football Association's appeal against FIFA and its handling of complaint against Israel.Elad Benari, 11/7/2017, 5:35 AM

German fans create photo of Anne Frank in rival team jersey

Stickers showing photo of Anne Frank wearing a German soccer team’s jersey appeared in Dusseldorf, a week after a similar incident in Rome.JTA, 10/31/2017, 2:48 PM

Gush Etzion hoopsters team up with New Jersey Jewish communities

Gush Etzion-based basketball team uses sports to deepen ties between US and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 11:32 AM

'We scored a knockout against boycotters'

Minister Miri Regev praises Israeli Judo team's performance in Abu Dhabi, despite the tournament's refusal to recognize Israel.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 9:03 AM

Report: UAE will stop discrimination against Israeli athletes

Israeli athletes participating in Abu Dhabi judo tournament will be permitted to do so with Israeli flag and Israeli national symbols.Ben Ariel, 10/29/2017, 2:57 PM

FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA president announces the soccer body will not ban Israeli teams from Judea and Samaria as the PA requested.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/27/2017, 9:09 PM

UAE instructed to treat Israeli athletes equally

International Judo Federation calls on UAE to treat Israeli athletes equally during local tournament.Ben Ariel, 10/26/2017, 3:13 AM

Jewish tennis star loses in European Open

Jewish tennis star Diego Schwartzman loses after reaching European Open final.JTA, 10/23/2017, 7:37 AM

Israeli driver wins NASCAR championship

Alon Day, first Israeli NASCAR driver, wins his championship after placing 4th in European seriesJTA, 10/16/2017, 8:18 PM

Jewish Argentine coach guides Colombia soccer team to World Cup

Jose Pekerman participates in FIFA's World Cup for second year in a row.JTA, 10/16/2017, 7:35 AM

Spanish soccer team's Western Wall visit sparks uproar

Spanish soccer players mobbed by fans at Western Wall, slammed by Arabs over trip to Jewish holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2017, 2:57 PM

Israeli tennis player quits match because of Yom Kippur

Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela forfeits game at Shenzhen Open in order to observe the Yom Kippur fast.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/29/2017, 8:30 PM