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Posts Tagged: Jewish Athletes

January 26, 2017 7:59 am

This Book on Jewish Boxers Is a Knockout

One Jewish boxer killed another man in the ring. The other killed 22 Japanese men on the battlefield in World War II. One seemed to be addicted...

September 27, 2016 9:44 am

Manager of Israel’s National Baseball Team Says ‘Mensch on Bench’ Mascot Will Accompany Players to Championship in Korea

The manager of Israel's national baseball team told The Algemeiner on Monday that he has approved the inclusion of a popular Hanukkah toy on the...

September 26, 2016 8:14 am

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in Brooklyn, NY, said their aim is to inspire the next...

September 7, 2016 10:26 am

NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said...

August 15, 2016 3:09 pm

Jewish Gold Medalist Becomes Oldest Male Individual Swimming Champion in Olympic History

A Jewish-American athlete made history at the Olympics in Rio on Friday night, when he became the oldest swimmer of any nationality to win an individual gold...

July 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career - Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish...

February 18, 2016 3:59 pm

Maccabi USA Seeking Jewish Athletes for 2017 World Games

Maccabi USA is searching for Jewish athletes to represent Team USA in the 2017 World Maccabiah Games, to be held in Israel from July 5-17 that year, the organization...

January 10, 2016 3:40 am

The ‘Uprising’ of Nili Block, Israel’s Female Kickboxing World Champion - The “cover photo” quote featured on 20-year-old Nili Block’s Facebook page says, “When My Body ‘Shouts’ Stop, My Mind ‘Screams’ Never.” The quote is on...

October 13, 2015 3:02 pm

Professor Says Dodgers Power-Hitter Could Break Stereotype of Jews in Sports

Rookie player for the Dodgers Joc Pederson may boost the image of Jewish athletes if he can prove he has both brains and brawn, according to...

September 27, 2015 3:56 am

The Holocaust Legacy That Packs a Punch - Shot three times by the Nazis in Poland, Bernard Fleischer was down for the count. But just as he was about to be finished...

July 29, 2015 11:44 am

European Maccabi Games Show ‘Jewish Life in Germany is Reviving,’ Host Says - About 2,000 Jewish athletes have gathered at the 14th European Maccabi Games, whose opening ceremony was held Monday. The July 27-Aug. 5 games are taking...

July 14, 2015 1:07 pm

14th European Maccabi Games Will Be First Jewish Sporting Event in Germany - More than 2,000 Jewish athletes will participate in the 14th European Maccabi Games that will open this month in Berlin. The competition will be first Jewish-organized sporting...

August 4, 2014 11:12 am

Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF - Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad...

May 19, 2014 12:11 am

Israel’s Maccabi Electra Becomes Europe’s New Basketball Champions

MILAN - For 10,000 Israeli fans that filled the Mediolanum Forum Arena in Milan, Italy, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv's win against Spain's Real Madrid was a sweet...


Israel’s Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert on His ‘Art’ -- In 1996, when Boaz Ganor founded Israel’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT),...

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...


Trump Administration Considers Pulling Out of UN Human Rights Council, Sour...

The Trump administration is considering pulling the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that...


Netanyahu Calls Visit to Australia ‘Wonderful’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take a circuitous route through South East Asia to dodge Indonesian airspace as he departs Australia for Israel. The Israeli PM and wife Sara Netanyahu...

Middle East

Iranian Navy Launches First Major Exercise Since Trump Inauguration

Iran's navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report...