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Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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 […]
Posted on: July 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: July 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The second half was one to forget for the Israelis.
Posted on: July 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
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.
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