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Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Women in Iran are pinning their hopes on Hassan Rohani to pass what would be a sweeping reform in the Islamic Republic – allowing them to enter a soccer stadium. The issue is not minor in a country where an Iranian sports journalist told Turkey’s Hurriyet News, “In terms of freedom of expression, football stadiums […]
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Russian leader remarked that he could "kill someone" with such a ring.
Posted on: June 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, will be honored B’nai B’rith International ,which will award him its Distinguished Humanitarian Award on June 27 in New York City for his efforts in youth education and training, diversity and environmental advocacy. Among those scheduled to speak at the dinner honoring Selig are Sharon Robinson, the […]
Posted on: June 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
They did it old school too, by avoiding the use of GPS technology to find their way.
Posted on: June 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The synagogue in Sochi in Russia has been renovated and a new Torah scroll acquired ahead of the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics next year. Rabbi Ari Edelkopf, director of the Jewish Community of Sochi, told JTA the renovation was completed this month and “will help our synagogue serve not only thousands of local […]
Posted on: May 30th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Jerry’s Kids second game of the week was perhaps the most exciting of the season to date.
Posted on: May 17th, 2013News & Views → Sports
In the All Star Israel Softball League, Ziontours takes the number one spot.
Posted on: May 16th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Everyone knows Abbas wants to make peace with Israel, which wants to drive all Arabs into the sea, right? And how many know that Abbas’ Fatah party condemned the crime of a Jewish-Arab soccer game?
Posted on: May 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.
Posted on: April 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel’s national soccer team will be making its first New York appearance in decades for a match against Honduras at Citi Field on June 2. The match will coincide with New York’s annual Celebrate Israel parade, according to an announcement on Tuesday by the New York Mets, who play at the Queens ballpark. It will […]
Posted on: March 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A Greek soccer player has been banned for life from playing for the national team after giving the Nazi salute during a game. Giorgos Katidis, 20, who plays for the AEK Athens team, gave the salute after scoring the winning goal in a match on March 15, the same day Greek Jews marked the 70th […]
Posted on: March 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The 20-year-old Katidis is pleading ignorance.
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The need for such a Shabbat-considerate tournament came up last winter, when the basketball team of Houston’s Beren Academy had reached the semifinals, only to become the center of a national controversy.
Posted on: March 6th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
This martial artist is 21, Jewish, Brazilian and a woman. Her name is Camila Minakawa. She also is a judo champ, so it is a lot safer for Israel that she is on our side – she made aliyah on Wednesday.
Posted on: February 27th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The Palestinian Authority is just as stubborn as Shimon Peres. Every time he tries to resurrect it, the PA buries it deeper. This time around, they kicked his “soccer peace” game in the teeth.
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel UAV drones, usually used to by Brazil to guard its borders, will be hovering over FIFA’s Confederation Cup games this year to protect players and fans from terrorists.
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, had an appendectomy. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward had his appendix removed on Saturday night at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and stayed overnight at the hospital, CBS Sports reported Sunday, citing a team news release. Casspi was to be re-evaluated on Sunday. He had been […]
Posted on: February 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
President Shimon Peres and the head of the Barcelona soccer club announced on Thursday a special soccer match for peace that will include players from the Palestinian Authority. President Peres told club president Sandro Rosell at a press conference, “I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to launch this project together. Your club […]
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