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Posts Tagged: Israel Soccer

October 13, 2016 11:03 am

A Call to End Athletic Discrimination Against Israel

JNS.org - One of the most enduring images of last summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was that of Islam El Shehaby, an Egyptian judo competitor,...

August 25, 2016 12:54 pm

Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state's Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On...

August 1, 2016 12:45 pm

Palestinians File FIFA Complaint Over Israeli Restrictions

JNS.org -  The head of the Palestinian Football Association has submitted a complaint to the international soccer governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA),...

September 7, 2015 7:07 am

Wales Welcomes Israeli Football Team Despite BDS Protests

The Israeli national soccer team played to a 0-0 tie on Sunday against Wales at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, U.K. Israel’s presence, however, had enraged anti-Israel activists,...

May 7, 2015 10:06 am

Don’t Let BDS and Palestinians Turn Soccer Into a Political Football

On 6 December, 2001, at an International Commission of Jurists session on the boycott of Israel held at the United Nations in Geneva, Jibril Rajoub...

April 16, 2015 2:20 pm

Soccer and Terrorism

JNS.org - As part of the Palestinian Authority's (PA) ongoing campaign to isolate and delegitimize Israel, the Palestinian Football (Soccer) Association is trying to...

May 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Palestinians Threaten to Pursue Soccer Sanctions Against Israel

JNS.org - The Palestinians are threatening to pursue sanctions against Israel at a gathering of soccer's international governing body next month, Reuters reported. Palestinian Football Association...

April 20, 2014 2:01 pm

Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access...

April 2, 2014 12:43 am

Palestinians Fighting to Ban Israel From World Soccer

Israel is facing a possible ban from international soccer competition, including the World Cup, unless it improves conditions for Palestinian players and coaches, according to media reports. Jibril...

August 17, 2013 11:21 pm

Israeli Soccer Players Shield Children From Pouring Rain as Ukrainian Opponents Show Indifference

Israel's national soccer team caused a stir in Ukraine Wednesday after showing up their host team for lacking in common decency, according to media reports....

June 21, 2013 10:05 am

UEFA President Heaps Praise on Israel Following Under-21 Tournament

The president of UEFA had nothing but praise for Israel, the host of this year's UEFA Under-21 championship tournament, at a press conference earlier this...

June 3, 2013 12:38 am

Netanyahu Meets with Israeli Under-21 Soccer Team Before UEFA Tournament

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had some encouraging words for the country's under-21 national soccer team Sunday, ahead of the UEFA under-21 tournament...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah

JNS.org -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


Palestinian Authority Releases Four Men Arrested for Attending Sukkot Event...

Four Palestinians arrested late last week for attending a sukkot holiday event in a West Bank settlement were freed on...

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Just 5 Miles From Mosul as Offensive Continues

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi...