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IFA Forbids Kippah Wearing on Soccer Field

Israel Football Association Referees' Union forbids religious players from wearing kippot during matches for 'reasons of unity.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva News, 1/3/2014, 1:13 AM

Anelka: I'm Not an Anti-Semite

Soccer player who gave "reverse Nazi salute" denies that he is anti-Semitic, claims his gesture was "anti-establishment".Elad Benari, 12/30/2013, 4:44 AM

MK: Punish Anti-Semitic Soccer Player

MK Shimon Ohayon demands that the Premier League try and punish West Bromwich's Nicolas Anelka for 'Nazi salute'.Gil Ronen, 12/29/2013, 5:01 PM

Outrage As Soccer Player Gives Nazi-Style Salute

Nicolas Anelka, friend of anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, makes Nazi-style gesture during soccer game; media shocked.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2013, 11:04 PM

Terror Meets Soccer As PA Indoctrination Succeeds

Two recent soccer tournaments include only teams named after terrorists, four of them responsible for the most lethal attacks.Ari Yashar, 11/15/2013, 8:45 AM

Qatar: Soccer Legend's 'Idolatrous' Statue Removed

Host of the 2022 World Cup has statue of soccer star's infamous yet iconic headbutting incident removed to comply with Islamic law.Ari Yashar, 11/1/2013, 9:47 AM

Police Promise: No More Soccer on Temple Mount

At long last, said Public Security Minister Yitzchak Ahronovich, police will enforce the law banning soccer games on Judaism's holiest site.David Lev and Ari Soffer, 9/12/2013, 4:15 PM

Israeli Soccer Team Praised

A stormy soccer match between Israel and Ukraine causes a stir. Reporters noted: "The human reflex was to do what the Israeli players did."Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/19/2013, 2:43 AM

Israel Allows Arab Soccer Players to Enter PA

Israel has reportedly bowed to pressure from UEFA to allow Arab youth football teams into areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari, 8/17/2013, 1:05 AM

Beitar Soccer Club Nixing Sabbath Games

Jerusalem's top team will play all of its games on Saturday nights or on weekdays.Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 8:36 PM

Spanish Team Tries 'Football Diplomacy'

If the shuttle diplomacy being conducted by the U.S. and EU to get Israel and the PA to talk doesn't work, there's always football diplomacyDavid Lev and Gil Ronen, 8/4/2013, 8:20 PM

New Chief Rabbi in Racism Scandal

Just days into his new job, Ethiopian-Israeli MK accuses Rabbi David Lau of racism, over comments made about African footballers.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 2:31 PM

Netanyahu Meets with Israeli Youth Soccer Team

PM Netanyahu met in with Israel's national under-21 soccer team, ahead of the UEFA Under-21 Championship.Elad Benari, 6/3/2013, 5:14 AM

FC Barcelona to Visit Israel and PA

Barcelona team members to hold sporting workshops for Israeli and PA Arab children in August.Elad Benari, 5/23/2013, 5:16 AM

Slurs Against Israeli Soccer Player 'Cross Limit'

England’s Chelsea soccer club launched an investigation into claims that Israeli player Yossi Benayoun was the target of anti-Semitic slurs.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/24/2013, 10:35 PM

PA: 'Too Soon' for Soccer Match with Israel

The head of the PA's soccer federation says it is "too soon" for a match against Israel, as proposed by Barcelona.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/22/2013, 10:30 PM

FIFA's Double-Standard Against Israel

Two incidents of racism, one by a small group of fans and one an official position - and who gets the negative publicity, do you think? and why? Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, 2/15/2013, 10:59 AM

Israeli Soccer Player Ousted From Dubai Training

An Israeli soccer player was forced to miss his team’s visit to Dubai as a result of ongoing political tensions between Israel and the UAE. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/14/2013, 5:25 PM

Cops Charge Two With 'Racist Speech' at Teddy Game

Police moved swiftly Monday to indict two Jerusalem residents on charges of racism over catcalls they made Sunday night at a soccer game David Lev, 2/11/2013, 10:06 PM

Jerusalem: 15 Arrested in Tense Soccer Game

Match takes place days after fire at Beitar Jerusalem's clubhouse, apparently set by angry fans after team acquires two Muslim players.Gil Ronen, 2/10/2013, 5:25 PM

Arabs Insult Jews, Israel in Controversial Game

A controversial soccer game between a Jerusalem team and a team from Um el-Fahm ended Tuesday night without incidentDavid Lev, 1/29/2013, 10:07 PM

Israeli Soccer Player Targeted by Anti-Semitism

Israeli soccer player Tal Ben Haim of the Queens Park Rangers was targeted by a wave of anti-Semitic abuse on the club’s Facebook page.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/13/2013, 10:40 PM

FIFA to Rebuild Stadium Used for Rocket Fire

Football’s world governing body will pay to rebuild a Gaza stadium damaged when it was used firing rockets on Israel. Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2012, 11:02 PM

London Soccer Fans Chant 'Free Palestine'

Soccer match marred by anti-Semitic chantings, with fans shouting “Juden Tottenham,” and unrolling huge banner reading “Free Palestine”. Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/25/2012, 9:30 AM

Gazans Hold Mock Game to Protest Shalit Gift

In an act of protest against Gilad Shalit’s invitation to attend a Barcelona-Real Madrid derby, Gazans hold a “protest game”.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/7/2012, 10:56 PM

PA Player Won't Attend Barcelona Derby with Shalit

PA soccer player Mahmoud Sarsak says he would attend next month's Barcelona-Real Madrid derby, but not with Gilad Shalit.Elad Benari, 9/30/2012, 4:45 AM

Hamas Anger at Gift for Schalit

Hamas rages over a free ticket to a soccer match given to Gilad Schalit.Maayana Miskin, 9/28/2012, 10:54 AM

Israeli Soccer Player Abused Via Twitter

A man has been charged with sending an abusive Twitter message to Israeli football player Tal Ben Haim. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/28/2012, 7:52 PM

‘Friendly Soccer Game’ Becomes Anti-Semitic Fest

A “friendly” World Cup warm-up soccer game between Hungary and Israel turned into a hate-fest of anti-Semitic slogans and slurs on Israel. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/22/2012, 8:17 AM

British PM Backs Jerusalem as English Anthem

England launched a campaign to adopt a separate anthem for its team during 2014 World Cup; David Cameron backs 'Jerusalem.'Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/16/2012, 8:50 AM

Swastika Flag During Euro Match Prompts Arrests

Police arrested a man who waved a Nazi Swastika flag as he watched the Euro 2012 soccer game between Spain and Italy from TV screen in Rome.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/3/2012, 5:11 PM

Israel to Host Under-21 Euro 2013 Championship

UEFA has confirmed that Israel will host the 2013 European Under-21 soccer Championship, despite mounting pressure. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/20/2012, 7:54 PM

PM Tears Ligament at Children's Soccer Game

The prime minister scored a goal, but pulled a tendon in the process – fouling out a Likud Knesset faction meeting as a result.Chana Ya'ar, 6/11/2012, 9:47 PM

BBC Accused of 'Sensationalism' Over Racism Claims

Director of the JCC in Krakow accused the BBC of manipulating his comments in order to bolster a “sensationalist” report on anti-Semitism.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/10/2012, 3:20 PM

Soccer Fans Urged to Boycott Hateful Restaurants

Soccer fans visiting the Ukrainian for the Euro 2012 Championships are being urged to boycott two restaurants with anti-Semitic themes. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 4:45 PM

Soccer Team's Auschwitz Visit Sparks Controversy

Prominent German Jewish leader criticizes a visit by members of the German national soccer team to the Auschwitz death camp. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/5/2012, 10:00 PM

'Jew,' the New Taunt of Euro 2012 Championships

Fans are being warned against traveling to the Ukraine for the Euro 2012 Championship for fears that they risk being attacked by Nazi mobs. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/5/2012, 12:14 AM

German Soccer Delegation to Visit Auschwitz

German soccer players and officials will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, after an exhibition game against Israel before the European Championship.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/30/2012, 4:35 PM

Victory for Kiryat Shmona in Soccer League

Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona won the Israeli soccer championship on Monday for the first time in the small northern city’s history. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/3/2012, 12:05 PM

Beitar Gets New Owners

Two American businessmen have purchased the troubled Beitar Jerusalem soccer team.Maayana Miskin, 7/15/2011, 12:19 PM

Peres Meets Soccer Stars

President Shimon Peres meets with the members of the Real Madrid soccer team. Peres: You are the best peace ambassadors there are.Elad Benari, 2/25/2011, 5:13 AM

Grant Will Miss Yom Kippur Game

Avram Grant will not be at his team’s game Saturday in order to observe Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 9/17/2010, 5:10 AM

Oh What a Team!

This is the real World Cup. But who is that Russian immigrant deflecting the Palestinian shots? And why are the Israelis' hands tied behind their backs?Evgeny Yakubovich, 7/6/2010, 5:25 PM

Opinion: Palestine and Reality

The FIFA soccer league really embarks on a voyage of pure fantasy when declaring Palestine’s currency to be the Palestinian pound.David Singer, 6/24/2010, 6:17 PM

Mad About Soccer in Israel

Why are Israelis nuts about soccer, when they should be focusing on existensial threats or at least thinking about how to become a genuine Light Unto the Nations?Eli Stutz, 6/13/2010, 12:08 PM

Iran-Israel E-Mail Red-Flagged

The head of Iranian football apologized for an e-mail New Year’s greeting that accidentally reached Israel and cost a top official his job.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/3/2010, 10:35 PM

Muslim Kicking over Soccer Song

Muslims are up in arms over an old Germany soccer club song that states that "Mohammed was a prophet who knew nothing of football.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/6/2009, 11:44 AM