Iran banned from judo competitions over boycott of Israel

International Judo Federation upholds ban on Iran from all competition.Elad Benari, 10/23/2019, 6:22 AM

Iran criticizes suspension from judo competitions

Iran's judo federation says its suspension from international competition it "was a pre-planned scenario".Elad Benari, 9/20/2019, 6:39 AM

Iran suspended from judo competitions

International Judo Federation suspends Iran for forcing Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei to throw a match in order to avoid Israeli.Elad Benari, 9/19/2019, 4:40 AM

After fleeing Iran, could Iranian judoka come to Israel?

Iranian judoka who was ordered by Tehran not to compete against Israel's Sagi Muki invited to competition in Israel - as a refugee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2019, 8:17 AM

Iranian judoka who was forced to lose congratulates Israeli

Saeid Mollaei, who was forced to throw a match in order to avoid competing against Israel's Sagi Muki, congratulates Muki.Elad Benari, 9/3/2019, 6:40 AM

'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

Iranian judoka speaks out after reportedly seeking asylum in Germany, being forced to throw match to avoid facing Israeli athlete.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2019, 2:58 PM

The Judo Federation chair's threat to the president of Iran

Marius Vizer called Rouhani, telling him: If Iranian judoka refuses to compete against Israeli contender, Iran won't compete in Olympics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2019, 11:34 AM

Israeli judo team scores gold medal win

Tohar Butbul won the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, Crotia and Peter Paltchik won the bronze in the under 100 kg category.Neri Weiss, 7/28/2019, 10:36 PM

History in Iran: Athletes will not be boycotted

Iranian Judo Federation agrees to stop boycotting Israeli athletes and to abide by non-discrimination principles of Olympic Charter.Neri Weiss, 5/12/2019, 5:46 AM

Israeli judokas win three medals at Grand Slam Championship

Gefen Primo wins the bronze, Tohar Butbul wins a silver medal and the great Sagi Muki wins the gold medal in Baku, Azerbaijan.Neri Weiss, 5/11/2019, 10:47 PM

Israeli journalist interrogated in Abu Dhabi

A Channel 2 journalist attempting to cover the Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi interrogated by Emirati security forces for thirteen hoursEzra Sanders, 10/30/2018, 8:29 PM

Israeli Judokas allowed to show national pride in Abu Dhabi

After years of refusals, Israeli judokas to perform under national flag and play anthem at Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi.Tzvi Lev, 10/27/2018, 9:06 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel to clamp down on illegally firing weapons?

PM Netanyahu discusses US Sec. of State Pompeo's visit, promises to crack down on those illegally firing weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2018, 1:27 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

'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

UAE judo head apologizes for treatment of Israeli team

Head of UAE's Judo Federation apologizes for refusal of his athlete to shake hand of Israeli opponent.JTA, 10/29/2017, 4:53 PM

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

Israeli Judoka wins gold medal

Israeli Tal Flicker takes gold at Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi after Arab nation bans participants from wearing Israeli flags.Tzvi Lev, 10/26/2017, 6:46 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

Israeli judo team not allowed to fly to Turkey

UAE refuses to allow 12 Israeli judokas to fly to Istanbul to receive visas to compete in Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi.Gary Willig, 10/23/2017, 3:25 PM

Israelis can’t have flag in Abu Dhabi judo tournament

Israeli judokas participating in the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be able to compete under their country’s flag or hear 'Hatikva.'JTA, 10/16/2017, 10:18 PM

Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson inaugurates new judo school in Jerusalem, volunteers with special needs children.Chana Roberts, 9/6/2017, 9:44 AM

Watch: Yehuda Hayisraeli in Jerusalem Marathon

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson and rehabilitating soldier Yehuda Yitzhak Hayisraeli lead 'Team Shalva' at the Jerusalem Marathon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2017, 1:48 PM

Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

Prime Minister meets Olympic medal-winning judokas Ori Sasson and Yarden Gerbi and the entire Israeli Olympic judo team.Nitsan Keidar, 8/18/2016, 3:12 AM

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. "He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us."Reut Hadar, 8/17/2016, 1:48 PM

Egyptian judoka sent home

Egyptian judoka Islam El-Shahabi, who refused to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson in Rio, sent home.Elad Benari, 8/16/2016, 3:14 AM

'Proud for the entire Nation of Israel'

Or Sasson, the second Israeli judoka to win a bronze medal in Rio, says: 'I want to dedicate this medal to the entire People of Israel'Guy Cohen, 8/13/2016, 9:02 PM

Or Sasson wins bronze medal in judo

Hours after his Egyptian rival refused to shake his hand, Israeli judoka Or Sasson wins bronze medal in a consolation round.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/12/2016, 11:36 PM

Egypt: Judoka's handshake refusal was his decision

Egypt's Olympic Committee says judoka Islam el-Shahabi's refusal to shake the hand of Israeli rival Or Sasson was his own decision.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/12/2016, 9:54 PM

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli's hand

Israeli judoka Or Sasson makes semifinals at Rio Olympics, but not before his Egyptian rival is booed for refusing to shake Sasson's hand.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/12/2016, 8:06 PM

Israeli Judo athlete Yarden Gerbi wins bronze

Yarden Gerbi wins first Olympic medal for Israel since 2008, earning bronze in the women's Judo 63 kg category.Shai Landesman, 8/9/2016, 11:01 PM

Israeli Judo athlete loses two fights for medal

Sagi Muki had reached semi-Finals, but loses fight to reach gold-medal round, and then misses out on bronze.Shai Landesman, 8/9/2016, 7:09 AM

Saudi judoka avoids facing Israeli in the Olympics

Saudi Arabian judoka Joud Fahmy forfeits first-round match, reportedly to avoid facing Israeli judo fighter Gili Cohen.Ben Ariel, 8/8/2016, 4:12 AM

Israeli judoka wins medal 'in honor of Passover'

Or Sasson takes silver at European Championships, paving his road to Olympics; 'I'm happy I caused joy for the nation of Israel.'Ari Yashar, 4/23/2016, 9:19 PM

Watch: Israeli judoka seizes gold medal glory

Or Sasson shines in Judo Grand Prix, toppling one opponent after another on his road to the gold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2016, 8:23 PM

'Israel has problems, don't push it on judo'

Israel Judo Association reveals that uproar over Abu Dhabi discrimination belies much wider problem worldwide - even in ally nations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2015, 1:34 PM

'Israel Judo Association didn't want Israeli flag'

Int'l Judo Federation says it is surprised by uproar over Abu Dhabi discrimination, after Israeli association backed move for 'security.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2015, 3:05 PM

State to intervene in anti-Israel sports boycotts

PM orders National Security Council to directly intervene in discrimination against Israelis at global events, following judo fiasco.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2015, 11:51 AM

Israeli judo glory in Abu Dhabi - minus the flags

Israeli judaokas bag two bronze medals but are forced to be flagless; 'I won and broke out in tears, it hurt me so much.'Ari Yashar, 10/31/2015, 8:40 PM

Regev vows to fight UAE 'sports boycott' on Israel

Sports Minister responds furiously to Israeli judaokas being forced to compete without flag, promises 'I intend to fight it.'Ari Yashar, 10/31/2015, 8:22 PM

Israeli Wins Bronze in World Judo Championship

Golan Pollack takes home the bronze at prestigious competition, becoming first Israeli to win since legendary Arik Ze'evi in 2001.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2015, 4:08 PM

Israel Wins Big at European Games

Israeli wins 12 medals in Baku competition; Judo team gives particularly impressive showing taking home gold, silver and bronze medals.Nitsan Keidar, Cynthia Blank, 6/28/2015, 12:28 PM

Israeli Judo Team Detained, Released in Morocco

Israel's judo team was released early Thursday after being detained in Morocco for over 8 hours.Yaakov Levi, 5/21/2015, 10:31 AM

Israeli Judoka Wins Silver at World Championship

Yarden Gerbi was unable to defend her judo gold medal but bags silver, dedicates victory to the Israeli people.Ari Yashar, 8/28/2014, 6:11 PM

Israel Nabs Gold, Bronze at Judo Championships

Israel's judo team won 2 medals in the World Judo Championship games. David Lev, 2/4/2013, 6:28 AM

Israel at the Olympics: Ze'evi Out, Toumarkin In

Israeli judokas quickly lose in Olympic trials, swimmer finishes in 7th place in 200 meters backstroke.Maayana Miskin, 8/2/2012, 4:34 PM

IDF ‘Fighting’ For Victories in Olympics

Six IDF soldiers are “fighting” in the London Olympics – competing as part of the Israeli Team in swimming, Judo and rhythmic gymnastics. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/1/2012, 12:16 PM

Video: Israeli Olympics’ ‘Gentle Judo’ Champion

Arik Ze’evi is aiming to be the oldest person ever to win a medal in Olympics judo competition. “This will probably be last,” he says. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/25/2012, 12:02 PM

Judoka Arik Ze'evi Takes 4th European Championship

Ze'evi, 35, is the oldest person to win the European championship tournament.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2012, 10:07 PM

‘Settler’ Girl Wins Silver Medal in Judo

Think twice before messing with 15-year-old Shahar Sagi from Samaria (Shomron), who has won an international judo silver medal. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2011, 1:27 PM