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

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

1 billion Muslims matter more than 17 million Jews

Do the math and you will understand why the friendly game was cancelled. Giulio Meotti, 6/7/2018, 8:45 PM

PA soccer chief: Burn Messi shirts if he plays in Israel

Palestinian Football Association chief urges Barcelona star Lionel Messi not to participate in Argentina-Israel friendly in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 6/4/2018, 6:08 AM

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

Athletes Lionel Messi, Oscar Pistorius sentenced to jail

Soccer star Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud, former Olympian Pistorius receives six years for murder.Matt Wanderman, 7/6/2016, 5:31 PM

Herzog's Facebook joke backfires - badly

Opposition head tries to deal with criminal corruption investigation with humor, learns the hard way not to mess with the internet.Ari Yashar, 4/14/2016, 4:22 PM

Egypt claims soccer star is secretly a 'Zionist citizen'

Egyptian soccer official, MP blast Barcelona star player, claiming he is hiding his Jewishness and following a Zionist agenda.David Rosenberg, 4/4/2016, 7:06 PM

Soccer star Messi mistakenly ‘humiliates’ Egyptians

When Lionel Messi donated a pair of his used soccer shoes – scandal erupted.Gil Ronen, 4/1/2016, 2:15 AM

Soccer Star Messi Urged to Condemn Murder of 4-Year-Old Fan

Soccer star Lionel Messi has been challenged by Israelis to mention the death of his fan, little Daniel Tregerman.Gil Ronen, 8/25/2014, 9:16 AM

ISIS Calls on World Cup Star Messi to 'Join Jihad'

Sunni Islamists in Iraq praise Argentina's Lionel Messi for beating Iran in dramatic World Cup goal, invite to 'join the jihadist call.'Ari Yashar, 6/25/2014, 11:20 AM