soccer

Trying To Kick Out Racism

As European soccer hooliganism festers, British pros coach Israelis in tolerance.

05/21/2013
JTA

Itzik Shanan and Abbas Suan watched last week as 100,000 English soccer fans sang along to a live performance by a multiracial quartet at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Israeli and Dutch Soccer fans carrying a sign reading “fans against racism” at an event in Tel Aviv, 2011. JTA

When An Israeli Team Played At The Polo Grounds, Shibe Park and Ebbets Field

This coming Sunday's Jewish Heritage Day at Citi Field, presented by the Mets and the JCRC, is always a terrific day at the ballpark, and the Mets deserve our gratitude. Last winter, the Hebron Fund rented out a room at Citi Field for a fundraiser on behalf of one of Israel's oldest and holiest communities, a community that has lived in Hebron almost continuously since Biblical times, until wiped out in the Arab pogrom of 1929 and reconstituted shortly after the Six-Day War in 1967.

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