World Cup reaches zoo

Caretakers at Ramat Gan Safari perform special activity for lions with soccer ball, leading to fascinating results.Mordechai Sones, Monday, 7:22 PM

Israeli embassy wishes Argentina soccer team success

Israeli embassy in Argentina creates video in support of country’s national soccer team.JTA, Monday, 5:41 PM

How geopolitics keeps Israel out of World Cup contention

Israel's expulsion from soccer league hosting most Middle East nations hamper country's ability to progress towards World Cup.Charles Dunst, JTA, 6/15/2018, 7:28 AM

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

Sports Minister praises FIFA for open disciplinary proceedings against PA soccer chief. 'No place for terrorists in soccer.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 6:59 PM

Argentine, global Jewish groups decry soccer match cancellation

Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella DAIA says national soccer team 'capitulated' to terrorists in cancelling game in Israel.JTA, 6/10/2018, 7:38 PM

Abbas thanks Argentina for cancelling soccer game

PA chairman welcomes efforts to prevent Israel from "harming the status of Jerusalem".Elad Benari, 6/8/2018, 2:05 AM

Serial cancellation? Argentinian team nixed meeting with Pope

Even before cancellation of friendly match with Israel, Argentinian national team cancelled preplanned meeting with Pope, born in Argentina.Nitzan Keidar, 6/7/2018, 10:16 AM

WJC: Cancellation of soccer game sets dangerous precedent

World Jewish Congress condemns cancellation of friendly match between Israel and Argentina.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2018, 6:35 AM

Hamas welcomes cancellation of Argentina-Israel soccer game

Hamas praises Argentina’s national soccer team for cancelling friendly match with Israel, calls for Israel's "true image" to be exposed.Elad Benari, 6/7/2018, 3:37 AM

Italy's Vice Premier: Hatred should not block a sporting event

Italy’s Vice Premier and Interior Minister expresses solidarity with Israel after Argentina-Israel friendly match is cancelled.Ben Ariel, 6/7/2018, 2:05 AM

'It's not BDS - it's terror'

Sports Minister emphasizes that Argentinian team's cancellation of friendly game came amid terror threats against its players.Nitzan Keidar, 6/6/2018, 9:00 PM

Israel to file complaint with FIFA against PA

Israel's soccer association accuses PA counterpart of intimidating Argentinian team's players into canceling friendly match in Israel.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 5:30 PM

Left celebrates cancellation of soccer match

Opposition takes advantage of match cancellation against Argentina. Football Assoc.: 'We'll act harshly against Palestinian incitement.'Nitsan Keidar, 6/6/2018, 11:51 AM

It's official: Argentina-Israel soccer game cancelled

Israeli embassy in Argentina confirms friendly match scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled, cites threats to star Lionel Messi.Elad Benari, 6/6/2018, 6:41 AM

Arab MK welcomes cancellation of Argentina soccer game

MK Jamal Zahalka urges world to continue pressuring Israel after cancellation of friendly match between Israeli and Argentine teams.Neri Weiss, 6/6/2018, 5:09 AM

Argentine FM: The players didn't want to play in Israel

Argentine Foreign Minister says players of national soccer team did not want to play in Israel but does not confirm game was cancelled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 4:05 AM

Macri tells Netanyahu he cannot change decision on soccer game

PM Netanyahu speaks with Argentine President following cancellation of friendly soccer game in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 6/6/2018, 12:37 AM

Argentina-Israel friendly soccer match cancelled

Following Palestinian Arab pressure, friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s soccer teams cancelled.Elad Benari, 6/5/2018, 11:22 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

'Why should murderers in prison watch the World Cup?'

Father of terror victim says IPS may decide to ignore Internal Security Minister's directive to stop Hamas members from watching World Cup.Benny Toker, 5/28/2018, 5:16 PM

'Hamas terrorists won't be watching the World Cup'

Internal Security Minister instructs prison service to block soccer World Cup from TV watched by Hamas prisoners.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2018, 9:45 PM

Will Russian-Jewish billionaire receive UK visa?

Chelsea soccer team owner Roman Abramovich unable to enter UK over visa issue.JTA, 5/23/2018, 2:30 PM

Kosovo jails planners of attack on Israeli soccer team

Eight Muslim extremists who plotted terror attacks Israeli soccer players and fans in Albania jailed for up to 10 years.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 5/19/2018, 1:13 AM

Beitar Jerusalem adds Trump to its name to honor embassy move

'Beitar Trump Jerusalem' honors US president ahead of embassy move.JTA, 5/13/2018, 10:31 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

Italian soccer fans taunt rivals with anti-Semitic chants

Supporters of Italian soccer team Lazio mock rival team with anti-Semitic chants about Anne Frank.JTA, 4/18/2018, 7:32 AM

Jewish sport clubs commemorate soccer teams shuttered by Nazis

Two Jewish sport clubs in Argentina honor their counterparts in Vienna and Warsaw, that were shuttered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.JTA, 4/16/2018, 7:41 PM

BDS calls on Argentinian soccer team to cancel match in Israel

BDS campaign seeks to prevent friendly match between Israeli, Argentinian teams, visit to Western Wall by Argentinian soccer players.JTA, 4/8/2018, 6:54 PM

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

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

Israel to provide free broadcast of World Cup to Arab states

Israeli national broadcaster to provide free Arabic coverage across Middle East of world's largest sporting event.Gary Willig, 3/14/2018, 6:36 PM

UK football chief hit for comparing Star of David to swastikas

Head of England's soccer association slammed after he justified banning Jewish symbol by comparing it to Nazi swastika.David Rosenberg, 3/5/2018, 1:24 PM

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

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

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: Terror-stricken children honored at J'lem soccer stadium

Children of bereaved families join players on pitch before Israeli Premier League game. 'To see their joy of living gives us strength.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2018, 4:09 PM

Kosovo: 2 plead guilty to plotting attack on Israeli soccer team

Two Kosovo men plead guilty to planning attacks at World Cup soccer match in Albania against visiting Israel team.Elad Benari, 12/21/2017, 5:44 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

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

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

Italian soccer club president calls synagogue visit a ‘charade’

President of Lazio soccer club recorded saying Jews 'worth nothing' ahead of synagogue visit after fans post anti-Semitic flyers.JTA, 10/26/2017, 9:32 PM

Anne Frank passages to be read at all Italian soccer matches

Diary to be read at every soccer match in Italy after fans of Rome team plaster stadium with stickers showing Frank in uniform of rival teamJTA, 10/24/2017, 10:58 PM

ISIS threatens World Cup finals

Terror group uses chilling image of Barcelona star Lionel Messi crying blood to threaten biggest soccer event in the world.Gary Willig, 10/24/2017, 9:46 PM

Dutch soccer fans ridicule child Holocaust victims on Twitter

Jewish leader begs fans to 'leave Jews alone' when they taunt rival team.JTA, 10/19/2017, 8:05 AM

Spanish newspaper slammed for soccer team 'Jewish origins' piece

Newspaper claims 'Jewish origin' of British soccer team causes team to be hated by rivals.JTA, 10/17/2017, 4:53 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

Police: World cup stadium invader did not carry knife

Israeli media reported 1 of the 6 fans who entered the field in Israel-Spain qualifying match and rand towards Spanish player had a knife.AFP, 10/10/2017, 5:03 PM

Watch: Soccer ball confiscated on Temple Mount

Police enforce Supreme Court order banning soccer games at Judaism's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2017, 3:39 PM

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

Waqf: Temple Mount is exclusively for Muslims

Waqf says 'Zionist courts have no right to issue orders over Al Aksa Mosque' following ban on soccer games at Judaism's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2017, 11:44 PM

Police to clarify policy regarding soccer on Temple Mount

Visitors to Temple Mount complain Arab soccer games desecrate site, lawyer says Supreme Court ordered no soccer on Temple Mount.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 10/2/2017, 1:11 PM