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Israeli soccer star Tomer Hemed celebrates goals with Israeli flag and kippah ‘for peace’

Israeli soccer star Tomer Hemed celebrates goals with Israeli flag and kippah ‘for peace’

Hemed given a yellow card for putting on Kippah, saying Shemah prayer after scoring a goal.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 20/05/2021 21:40
2/3 of Makkabi Germany soccer players experienced anti-Semitism

2/3 of Makkabi Germany soccer players experienced anti-Semitism

New survey shows that anti-Semitic incidents are far too common experience for Jewish soccer players in Germany.Dan Verbin, Canada, 23/04/2021 21:58
David Beckham set to act in Disney+ children's show

David Beckham set to act in Disney+ children's show

The show takes player turned actor David Beckham back to his childhood field in East London.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 23:50
Roger Waters again calls for boycott of Israeli soccer teams

Roger Waters again calls for boycott of Israeli soccer teams

Ex-Pink Floyd member doubles down on call for boycott of Israeli soccer teams. Israeli soccer association's response? 'Use soccer for unity'Dan Verbin, 12/04/2021 20:29
UK soccer club’s FB Pesach greeting met with torrent of anti-Semitic abuse

UK soccer club’s FB Pesach greeting met with torrent of anti-Semitic abuse

Aston Villa issued statement condemning hate after holiday greeting defaced with 27,000 “angry emojis” and “torrent” of anti-Israel remarks.Dan Verbin, 30/03/2021 23:39
Argentine soccer fans chant about ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Argentine soccer fans chant about ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Fans of a Buenos Aires-based soccer team chant about “killing the Jews to make soap” before game against a team with history of Jewish fans.JTA, 25/03/2021 20:32
UAE soccer team to play two friendlies with Maccabi Haifa

UAE soccer team to play two friendlies with Maccabi Haifa

UAE-based Al-Ain soccer team will play Maccabi Haifa in two friendlies after the two signed a cooperation agreement.Elad Benari, 04/02/2021 04:36
Historic meeting of Israeli, Morocco soccer league presidents

Historic meeting of Israeli, Morocco soccer league presidents

Israel's, Morocco's soccer league presidents agreed to friendly match between the two national teams.Neriah Weiss, 31/12/2020 19:13
UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE’s soccer association announces it will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli soccer association on Monday in Dubai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 05:24
Watch: IDF soldier plays soccer with Palestinian kids

Watch: IDF soldier plays soccer with Palestinian kids

IDF Arabic spokesman tweets video of IDF soldier playing ball with a group of Arab boysArutz Sheva, 04/12/2020 15:25
English Premier League adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

English Premier League adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

Combat Anti-Semitism Movement: 'Premier League is sending an important message to fans worldwide that there is no place for anti-Semitism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2020 13:22
Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Reuters reported that Maradona's lawyer requested search of soccer star's physician's home. No info provided on nature of investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2020 19:56
Why did Madonna 'trend' online yesterday?

Why did Madonna 'trend' online yesterday?

Social media users mistake reports on passing of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona for pop singer Madonna.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2020 17:09
Soccer legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

Soccer legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

The former soccer star died at his home just two weeks after he left the hospital following surgery on a blot clot in his brain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2020 18:39
Norway cancels friendly soccer match with Israel over COVID

Norway cancels friendly soccer match with Israel over COVID

After Israeli player tested positive for COVID, Norwegian football federation announces match due to be played in Oslo was canceled.AFP, 11/11/2020 16:12
Israel and UAE to cooperate on soccer

Israel and UAE to cooperate on soccer

Maccabi Haifa and UAE's Al-Ain FC to meet for a friendly match in Abu Dhabi.Elad Benari, 26/10/2020 04:13
Dutch Fox sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soundtrack of live soccer match

Dutch Fox sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soundtrack of live soccer match

During live broadcast of soccer match, network includes recording of audience reactions which included anti-Semitic chants from fans.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 05/10/2020 16:52
Highlights from Israel-Slovakia soccer match

Highlights from Israel-Slovakia soccer match

Israel ties Slovakia 1-1.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2020 13:38
Group set up by German soccer stars donates $80,000 to Auschwitz museum

Group set up by German soccer stars donates $80,000 to Auschwitz museum

'Auschwitz is part of our history, its memory is omnipresent,' WeKickCorona says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/08/2020 20:31
Natalie Portman is ‘all in’ as an owner of new LA women’s soccer team

Natalie Portman is ‘all in’ as an owner of new LA women’s soccer team

Israeli-born actress becomes co-owner of new LA-based women's soccer team.Emily Burack, JTA, 22/07/2020 09:38
4 teams to watch in the English Premier League next season

4 teams to watch in the English Premier League next season

Here are 4 EPL teams to watch next season.Sponsored Content, 18/06/2020 14:11
Unbelievable Premier League facts you probably didn’t know

Unbelievable Premier League facts you probably didn’t know

Here are several unbelievable premier league facts that you probably didn’t know.Sponsored Content, 18/06/2020 14:10
Missing local sports, Argentinian soccer fans cheer goal by Argentinian-Israeli player

Missing local sports, Argentinian soccer fans cheer goal by Argentinian-Israeli player

With local sporting events banned due to coronavirus lockdown, Argentinian soccer fans cheer goal by Israeli-Argentinian player in Israel.JTA, 25/05/2020 07:28
Euro 2020 soccer championship postponed by one year

Euro 2020 soccer championship postponed by one year

UEFA announces that Euro 2020 will be held next summer due to coronavirus outbreak.Ben Ariel, 18/03/2020 04:25
Argentine soccer player released by team after anti-Semitic gesture

Argentine soccer player released by team after anti-Semitic gesture

Argentine soccer player who made anti-Semitic gesture during game gets released by his team.JTA Staff, 16/03/2020 07:36
Oxford Dictionary updates 'Yid' definition to include Tottenham fans

Oxford Dictionary updates 'Yid' definition to include Tottenham fans

Dictionary updates definition of word "Yid" to include supporters of North London soccer team traditionally drawing local Jewish fans.AFP, 13/02/2020 08:33
Chelsea FC formally adopts the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism

Chelsea FC formally adopts the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism

Chelsea FC becomes first sports team in the world to adopt International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2020 15:25
Chelsea soccer team partners with Israeli artist for Holocaust remembrance day

Chelsea soccer team partners with Israeli artist for Holocaust remembrance day

Chelsea Football Club partners with British Israeli street artist to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 at Stamford Bridge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 19:46
Soccer star: 'No chance I'll cooperate with New Israel Fund'

Soccer star: 'No chance I'll cooperate with New Israel Fund'

Israeli soccer star withdraws from project because of NIF involvement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2019 10:13
Charges dropped against anti-Semitic Belgian soccer fans

Charges dropped against anti-Semitic Belgian soccer fans

Prosecutors in Belgium decide not to prosecute soccer supporters who sang at a match about burning Jews.Ben Ariel, 26/11/2019 05:02
Soccer stars help produce US remake of Israeli reality show

Soccer stars help produce US remake of Israeli reality show

US women's national team players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris help remake an Israeli TV show for the US.Emily Burack, JTA, 22/11/2019 07:13
When Messi met sick children

When Messi met sick children

Sylvan Adams, who is behind the "Save a Child’s Heart" project, brings children from Africa to meet Argentine soccer star.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2019 23:40
Lionel Messi & Argentina's soccer team arrive in Israel

Lionel Messi & Argentina's soccer team arrive in Israel

Argentinian national soccer team arrives in Israel ahead of much-anticipated soccer match against Uruguay in Tel AvivYoni Kempinski, 17/11/2019 21:34
Retired soccer players play for peace

Retired soccer players play for peace

Brazilian veteran soccer legends beat Israel’s in ‘peace match’ in Haifa.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 30/10/2019 14:34
A year later, Argentine soccer team to play in Israel

A year later, Argentine soccer team to play in Israel

Argentina’s national soccer team to play in Israel, a year after previous friendly match was cancelled due to BDS pressure.Elad Benari, 25/10/2019 06:25
A first: Saudi soccer team to play against Palestinian Authority

A first: Saudi soccer team to play against Palestinian Authority

For first time ever, Saudi national soccer team to play against PA team in Samaria, despite need to receive permission from Israel.AFP, 04/10/2019 08:21
Israel denies entry to Gazan soccer players

Israel denies entry to Gazan soccer players

PA soccer chief livid after Israel denies travel permits to Gazan soccer players due to their links to terrorism.Elad Benari, 24/09/2019 05:34
Jewish and Arab girls practice soccer together

Jewish and Arab girls practice soccer together

Girls' soccer teams from around Israel, as well as PA Arab girls' soccer group, meet Chelsea Football Club delegates for special training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2019 12:28
Will fans be allowed to wave the Israeli flag?

Will fans be allowed to wave the Israeli flag?

FM Katz orders Israeli Embassy in France to work towards cancelling restriction on Israeli flag by Maccabi Haifa fans at Strasbourg game.Mordechai Sones, 25/07/2019 14:47
'Palestine Cup' postponed after Israel refuses travel permits

'Palestine Cup' postponed after Israel refuses travel permits

Palestinian Authority soccer final pushed off after Israel refuses to grant travel permits for Gaza players, citing security concerns.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 03/07/2019 14:59
Chelsea FC Women to play Israel Women’s National Team

Chelsea FC Women to play Israel Women’s National Team

Chelsea FC Women to travel to Tel-Aviv to face Israeli women’s national team for 'friendly' match staged to celebrate women’s football.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2019 12:45
All-time top foreign soccer scorer to be deported from Israel

All-time top foreign soccer scorer to be deported from Israel

Interior Ministry says it sees no reason to authorize stay of Argentinian player Pedro Galvan and his family after his contract canceled.JTA, 18/06/2019 17:26
Drowning out jeers, Polish soccer fans applaud Israeli anthem

Drowning out jeers, Polish soccer fans applaud Israeli anthem

Thousands of Polish soccer fans attending match in Warsaw between their national team and Israel’s applaud during the playing of 'Hatikvah.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/06/2019 18:01
Polish soccer team calls win over Israeli team a 'pogrom'

Polish soccer team calls win over Israeli team a 'pogrom'

Official Facebook page of Polish soccer team says it inflicted "a pogrom" on Israeli team with 4 to 0 win.Cnaan Liphshiz, 12/06/2019 11:56
PA soccer chief urges Spanish team not to play in Jerusalem

PA soccer chief urges Spanish team not to play in Jerusalem

Jibril Rajoub pressuring Atlético Madrid to cancel game in Jerusalem as he is being treated at an Israeli hospital.Elad Benari, 10/05/2019 04:02
2 of Europe's best 'Jewish' soccer teams vying to make history

2 of Europe's best 'Jewish' soccer teams vying to make history

Two teams associated with Jews - Dutch club Ajax English team Tottenham - compete in semifinals of Champions League.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 08/05/2019 21:30
German soccer team to wear special jerseys after anti-Semitism

German soccer team to wear special jerseys after anti-Semitism

German soccer team Ingolstadt to wear jerseys with an anti-fascist message in response anti-Semitic abuse against Israeli player.Elad Benari, 17/03/2019 04:44
Germany: Anti-Semitic tweet against Israeli footballer

Germany: Anti-Semitic tweet against Israeli footballer

German police open investigation after soccer fan tweets Holocaust-related anti-Semitic insult against Israeli player on opposing team.AFP, 10/03/2019 13:57
Soccer team owner: I have decided to enter politics

Soccer team owner: I have decided to enter politics

Alona Barkat, who owns Hapoel Beer Sheva soccer team, announces she is joining the New Right party.Hezki Baruch, 07/02/2019 13:58
Report: Soccer team owner Alona Barkat to join New Right list

Report: Soccer team owner Alona Barkat to join New Right list

Bennett and Shaked reportedly offered Barkat, who is ex-Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat's sister-in-law, third spot on the list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2019 09:26
Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Jews burn best’ on Holocaust mem'l day

Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Jews burn best’ on Holocaust mem'l day

Police arrest soccer fans who sang anti-Semitic chant about Jews and Nazi SS on Holocaust memorial day.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/02/2019 14:47
One injured in Israeli Arab soccer riot

One injured in Israeli Arab soccer riot

Fans of Israeli Arab Sahknin soccer team throw chairs, bottles, and even benches onto field following loss to Maccabi Petah Tikva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2019 22:57
Brazilian soccer team raises Holocaust awareness

Brazilian soccer team raises Holocaust awareness

One of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams joins global initiative to raise awareness about the Holocaust and dangers of anti-Semitism.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 17/01/2019 07:42
PA rejects soccer players who played in Israel

PA rejects soccer players who played in Israel

PA soccer federation head Jibril Rajoub bans Arab players who are playing in Israeli leagues from being part of “Palestine” soccer team.Elad Benari, 08/01/2019 06:37
NY rabbi to advise Qatar on welcoming Jews to the 2022 World Cup

NY rabbi to advise Qatar on welcoming Jews to the 2022 World Cup

Gulf Arab state taps rabbi to help country host Jewish fans to World Cup.Marcy Oster, JTA, 28/12/2018 07:35
Belgian soccer fans chant about burning Jews

Belgian soccer fans chant about burning Jews

Soccer fans in Belgium sing about 'burning the Jews, because they burn best,' drawing condemnation from team, which banned several fans.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 20/12/2018 21:48
Argentina: Soccer fans chant ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Argentina: Soccer fans chant ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Home-team fans chant about 'killing the Jews to make soap' during match with team associated with Jews, riot when the visitors win.JTA, 25/11/2018 10:25