Sports As New BDS Arena

IOC battle looms in wake of FIFA reprieve.

06/02/2015 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — When a Palestinian motion to expel Israel from international soccer was scrapped last week at the 11th hour by the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials hailed the results as a victory for Israeli public diplomacy.

Palestinian soccer chief Jibril Rajoub led the failed bid to expel Israel from international soccer competitions. Getty Images

Trying To Kick Out Racism

As European soccer hooliganism festers, British pros coach Israelis in tolerance.
05/20/2013 - 20:00

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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