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Who's 'Desecrating' Holocaust Memorial Day?

Hareidi pundits angry at focus on yeshiva students' barbecue next to Holocaust memorial - soccer match next to them went unreported.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2014, 2:16 PM

Year's Biggest Soccer Game - on Holocaust Memorial Day Eve

To the chagrin of many Israelis, a major soccer game is to be held on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.Yaakov Levi , 4/13/2014, 3:39 PM

Charges Dropped Against British Fans Who Shouted 'Yid'

Charges dropped against three soccer fans who were facing prosecution for using the word "Yid" during soccer matches.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/7/2014, 8:29 PM

FIFA Allows Religious Head Coverings at World Matches

Jewish players will be allowed to wear kippahs at world soccer games, after FIFA lifts a ban on head covers for religious purposes.Elad Benari, 3/2/2014, 4:10 AM

French Soccer Player Banned, Fined for ‘Quenelle’ Salute

A soccer player who celebrated with a ‘reverse Nazi salute’ has been banned from five games and fined 80,000 pounds.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2014, 9:47 PM

Nationalist Leaders In Soccer Showdown With Arab Team

Ben-Ari, Marzel and Ben-Gvir arrive at Beitar Jerusalem game against Arab team that has insulted nationalist fans of the capital's club.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2014, 4:35 PM

British Police Charge Soccer Fans Chanting 'Yid'

The 3 men will be tried in February for chanting derogatory term during soccer matches, following warnings against use of word.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2014, 2:16 AM

Chilean Soccer Team's 'Palestine' Jersey Nixed

Chilean football federation bans team of 'Palestinian' immigrants from using a new shirt that has the number one shaped as 'Palestine.'Gil Ronen, 1/21/2014, 3:24 PM

French Soccer Player to Face UK Charges over Nazi Salute

The UK's soccer organization charges Nicolas Anelka over his use of the 'quenelle,' breaking what many say is an overly long silence.Tova Dvorin, 1/21/2014, 2:13 PM

Poland: 'Jews to Gas Chambers' Not Racist

Municipal prosecutor rules anti-Semitic chants by Polish League soccer fans were not a racist criminal offense.Ari Yashar, 1/16/2014, 4:49 PM

ADL Urges FIFA Action Over Chilean Team's Jersey

ADL urges FIFA to hold the Chilean El Palestino Club soccer team accountable for its shirt which presents Israel as "Palestinian territory".Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 3:42 AM

British Soccer Player Sorry for Suicide Bomb Costume

Chris Smalling hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas, and wore an outfit that caused offense.Arutz Sheva staff, 1/9/2014, 7:53 PM

Chile: Palestinian Soccer Club's Jersey Angers Jews

Palestino soccer club in Chile's new shirt presents Israel as "Palestinian territory". Local Jews outraged.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 4:13 AM

Dutch Soccer Team Leaves Star Israeli Player Behind

Star Israeli-national soccer player Dan Mori banned from Abu Dhabi due to nationality. Dutch politician slams 'cowardly' decision.Tova Dvorin, 1/6/2014, 5:14 PM

Kippah-Wearing Soccer Player Honored by Shas

“Even players from the rival Arab team got on the field with kippot as a sign of identification," player tells politician.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2014, 6:05 PM

Soccer Kippah Ban Lifted; Kippah Wearer Scores Goal

After Soccer Federation took back its ban on kippot, kippah-wearing Yair Cohen Tzedek scored huge goal.Gil Ronen, 1/4/2014, 9:07 PM

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

French Soccer Player 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 After French 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' Headbutt 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 Games 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 for the Decency Ukrainians Lacked

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 Caves to Pressure, 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' to Bring Sides Together

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 Palestinian Authority

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

Racial 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 Official Says it's '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 Training Session in Dubai

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 Pair With 'Racist Speech' at Soccer 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 Jewish-Arab 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

Arab Fans Insult Jews, Israel as Soccer Game Ends 'Peacefully'

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-Semitic Facebook Attacks

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 Fans Spark Outrage Over 'Free Palestine' Chants

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 Soccer 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 Soccer Player Won't Attend Barcelona Derby Next to 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 National 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 Waved During Televised 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 Anti-Semitic Restaurants in Ukraine

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

German Soccer Team's Visit to Auschwitz 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 the 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

Kiryat Shmona Emerges Victorious 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 Madrid 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