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"Jermain Defoe, he's a Yiddo."
 

Tottenham Jewish Fans Continue ‘Yid’ Chants Despite Police Warning

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

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AJC: New IOC Chief Must Quit BDS Group

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies to guarantee that their products do not contain anything from Israel. Thomas Bach, a German who was elected Tuesday at an IOC session in Buenos Aires, is chairman of Ghorfa, the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was […]

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Last night, Yarden Gerbi has brought home the gold in the Rio De Janeiro judo championship. When Hatikva started playing, Yarden burst into tears, minutes after, in her final bout, she had made her French opponent pass out.
 

Israeli Takes Judo World Championship Gold

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

A resident of Netanya, Israel, Yarden Gerbi, born July 8, 1989, began training in judo at age 6.

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PFA chief Jibril Rajub kicking the ball around. A major terrorist murderer, Rajoub is now "irate" because Israel won't let some Iraqi players and managers into the PA on security grounds. back in 2012, a Palestinian Goalie attacked IDF soldiers with an AK-47.
 

Palestinian Soccer Chief Demands Israel’s Expulsion from FIFA

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Jibril Rajub, known for torturing and murdering scores of his enemies as Arafat's top security adviser, is irate because Israeli refused a few Arab players and managers entry into the PA on security grounds.

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Israeli Team Fined for not Playing Davis Cup Match on Yom Kippur

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match against Belgium on Yom Kippur this year in the world group playoffs, the highest level of Davis Cup play. The Belgian Tennis Association turned down Israel’s request to postpone the game on Sept. 14. The International Tennis […]

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Beitar Jerusalem Announces Shabbat Ban on Soccer Games

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend team home games. Home games will be held on Saturday nights or weekdays, according to the announcement by the team’s new owner Eli Tabib. Beitar Jerusalem made headlines earlier this year […]

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Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi heard the Palestinian Authority national anthem in Bethlehem. Singing the HaTikvah anthem in Tel Aviv was ditched, but President Peres shakes hands - for peace
 

Israel Gives up ‘HaTikvah’ Anthem for the Sake of Peres’ Peace

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Israel has made another concession, without even being asked. The PA anthem was sung in Bethlehem for the Barcelona soccer team during its Peres-sponsored visit, but HaTikvah was ditched in Tel Aviv.

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Egyptian Agreed to Play in Israel for Swiss Soccer Squad

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

An Egyptian player for a Swiss soccer team agreed to travel to Israel for a qualifying match after first refusing for political reasons. Mohamed Salah joined the Football Club Basel for its UEFA Champions League qualifying game against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening. Salah, 21, reportedly changed his mind after meeting with team officials. […]

 

Soccer Fans Follow Barcelona Team from Hotel to Western Wall

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Dozens of soccer fans booked rooms Sunday night in Jerusalem’s Inbal Hotel, where the FC Barcelona team was staying, to meet the players and then follow them to the Western Wall Monday morning as the team wrapped up their tour of Israel. The fans cheered them at the hotel desk and asked for autographs while […]

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NY Knicks star Stoudemire claims Jewish roots and wants to be an Israeli. If he wants to observe the Torah, he will have to remove his tattoos, prohibited by Jewish law.
 

Stoudemire Seeking Israeli Citizenship

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

This is just what Israel does not need – another non-Jew claiming he is a Jew. NY Knicks star Stoudemire wants to be an Israeli but as for Torah, he likes to pick and choose his commandments,

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Some 9,000 competitors from across the world participated in the games this year.
 

Maccabiah Games Close, Israel First, US Second

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel lead the way with the final gold medal count, followed by the United States, Hungary, Canada, Azerbijan and South Africa.

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Argentinian Jewish Boxer ‘The Turk’ Wins First Bantamweight Crown

Posted on: July 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Argentina’s Jewish boxer Carolina Raquel Duer won the World Boxing Organization bantamweight title for the first time. Duer, popularly known as ”The Turk,” defeated countrywoman Mayra Alejandra Gomez by unanimous decision on Friday to take her second world title. The Jewish boxer raised her professional record to 15-3. Duer, 35, was the WBO’s super flyweight […]

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Israel Baseball League team
 

America in Disgrace, Loses to Israel in Maccabiah Baseball Game

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

American got over Katrina, the Clintons, Bush, and Superstorm Sandy. It even has survived Obama. But its golden age is over. Israel beat the US at its own game, the National Pastime, at the Maccabiah Games

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Ryan Braun’s Suspension Erases His ‘Good-Guy’ Image

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Ryan Braun, whose father is from Israel, not only lost the chance to play out the reason of the season with the Milwaukee Brewers after he accepted his 65-day suspension for drug use, he also lost his image of the “good guy” who had convinced many that he was innocent of using performance drugs. “As […]

Athletes from the Australian delegation wave their national flags during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem for the 19th Maccabiah Games, dubbed the 'Jewish Olympics'
 

Maccabiah Games Draw US Athletes to Become ‘Bar Mitzvah’

Posted on: July 21st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

For American athletes, the Maccabiah sports even proves the games are about more than sports. Several of the American Jewish athletes were inspired to become Bar Mitzvah.

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Megan Takacs #32 of Team Canada tries to protect the ball while being checked by Sarah Meisenberg #24 and Taylor Pedersen #22 of Team Israel.
 

Canada Stops Israel’s Lacrosse Team in World Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The second half was one to forget for the Israelis.

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Casspi to Sign with Houston Rockets for $2 Million

Posted on: July 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Casspi, 25, who played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the Cleveland Jewish News that he hopes to sign the contract on Wednesday or Thursday. The 6-9 forward became an […]

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Rohani’s Acid Test: Can Women Enter Soccer Stadium?

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

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 […]

Robert Kraft, Rupert Murdoch and Vladimir Putin in 2005 in St Petersburg – last time the missing ring has been seen.
 

Putin to Return Stolen Ring to Owner, But Won’t Admit Guilt (Video)

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Russian leader remarked that he could "kill someone" with such a ring.

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B’nai B’rith to Honor Baseball’s Bud Selig

Posted on: June 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

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 […]

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