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Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

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An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships when she opted not to play her final match, which fell on Shabbat.

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Posted on: December 30th, 2012

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Emanuel Sheffer, the soccer coach who led Israel to the only World Cup finals in which it has ever participated, died on Friday at the age of 88.

Gaza's main stadium was used as a rocket launching site.
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

FIFA generously plans to rebuild the Gaza soccer stadium. The stadium was used as a Hamas launching pad to shoot Fajr-5 rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2012

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Avi Luzon, president of Israel’s football association, said Wednesday that Israel’s hosting of next year’s European under-21 football championship would not pose a security problem.

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Posted on: October 31st, 2012

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For the first time, this winter’s Super Bowl in New Orlean’s Superdome will feature kosher food for sale, according to a report in Kosher Today last week.

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Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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An article in the Baltimore Sun featured the conflict fans of the Baltimore Orioles have with the yearly Yom Kippur observance, showcasing how lovers of baseball keep their finger on the pulse of sports as the Day of Atonement takes place.

Israeli national soccer team coach Eli Gutman is facing severe security restrictions as is team prepares to play Azerbaijan Friday night.
 

Posted on: September 7th, 2012

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Over the past few weeks, the Israeli counter terrorism command approached national security forces in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, and Thailand, requesting that they increase both the overt overt security for Israeli tourists who will be traveling to these countries during the Tishrei holiday period (Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah) when hundreds of thousands of Israelis are expected to visit abroad.

Sgt. Lee Rosenthal (center) with his teammates during the championship's quarterfinals in Taicang, China.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

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A combat soldier in the Kfir Infantry Brigade, Sgt. Lee Rosenthal, is also one of the best bridge players worldwide. Just last week the Israeli bridge team placed second in the world bridge championship for competitors under the age 21 held in Taicang, China a week ago. The skillful players overcame teams from China, Italy and dozens of other countries, defeated only by the Dutch team by a single point. Among the team members are two IDF soldiers, completing their full service.

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Widow Ankie Spitzer
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

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"Shame on you International Olympic Committee because you have forsaken the 11 members of your Olympic family, you are discriminating against them only because they are Israelis and Jews," Spitzer told International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, and then promised: "We will be back because until we hear the words you need to say because you owe it to them."

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Jacques Rogge, head of the IOC for more than a decade, will likely have a cleansing experience facing angry Jews Monday.
 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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president Jacques Rogge will address a planned ceremony by the Olympic Committee of Israel, the Israeli Embassy in London and cross-communal British group the Jewish Committee for the London Games on August 6. Ankie Spitzer, widow of slain Israeli fencing coach Andre Spitzer, is planning to give him a piece of her mind.

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Aly Raisman's parents reeling over their girl's performance.
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

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A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered close to 100,000 hits on You Tube.

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Jibril Rajoub and Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement marking their 42nd anniversary, back in 2007.
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, called the campaign to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics “racism,” according to the Times of Israel. What the Times of Israel omitted is the fact that Rajoub has been one of the most dangerous and violent PLO terrorists, known for acts of murder and torture against Jews and Arabs alike.

Efrayim Goldstein carries Olympic torch through London's streets.
 

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

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The founder of London's Shomrim patrol carried the Olympic torch in South London. Efrayim Goldstein, 23, was one of 187 people who carried the Olympic torch through the city on Monday. Goldstein wore the official white Olympic uniform and was given a matching yarmulke, according to VIN News. He carried the torch for about a half-mile at 8:30 a.m. After handing off the torch, Goldstein and a group of fellow torchbearers observed a moment of silence in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches who were killed by terrorists at the Munich Olympics, according to VIN. Goldstein is the founder of the Shomrim Safety Patrol and runs a soup kitchen. According to the nomination for Goldstein, he set up seven charities by the time he became 16.

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