israel

WBC

Israel is For Real in WBC after Stunning South Korea in Tournament Opener

Israel are 200-1 odds to win the whole tournament, but they're off to a good start.
Dave Brown
3.6.17
amar'e stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire Has Homophobic "Jokes"

Amar'e Stoudemire said he'd shower elsewhere and take a different route to the gym if he had a gay teammate.
Mike Vorkunov
3.1.17
FIGHTLAND

Coker Undeterred by Potential of Public Backlash Ahead of Bellator's Israel Debut

Ahead of their concerts in Israel, Paul McCartney got death threats and J-Lo was accused of "entertaining children's killers," but Scott Coker isn't worried about any backlash as Bellator gears up for its first visit to the region.
Peter Carroll
10.5.16
politics in scottish football

Celtic Soccer Fans Have Shown Two Very Different Sorts Of ‘Solidarity’ With Palestine

On the one hand, the display of Palestinian flags at Celtic Park has done little quantifiable good. Thankfully, the same cannot be said of the fundraising effort that has followed.
Will Magee
8.23.16
FIGHTLAND

The Israeli Judo Team Couldn't Fight Under Their Flag Last Weekend in Abu Dhabi

The weight of history bears down yet again on the world’s athletes and artists.
Josh Rosenblatt
11.3.15
israel

Tokyo Sexwale Is A Real Person, Will Lead The FIFA Monitoring Committee on Palestine

Unfortunately, it's not pronounced how it looks.
Aaron Gordon
6.12.15
israel

Confusion Follows After Palestine Drops Motion to Suspend Israel

Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub drops the vote at the last minute, debate over whether to shake hands ensues.
Aaron Gordon & Raphael Gellar
5.29.15
soccer

What a UEFA Boycott Would Mean for the FIFA Congress and Potential Israel Vote

The FIFA corruption charges could, in a circuitous way, lead to a vote to suspend Israel from the organization.
Aaron Gordon
5.27.15
ISRAEL-PALESTINE

Israel Detains Palestinian Soccer Player Hours After Promising to Relax Restrictions

The detention and release of Sameh Maraabah comes less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to stop impeding the movement of Palestine's soccer teams.
Aaron Gordon & Raphael Gellar
5.21.15
ISRAEL-PALESTINE

The Israel-Palestine Conflict's New Wrinkle: a FIFA Vote to Suspend Israel

The Palestinian Football Association is asking FIFA to suspend Israel, but Israel argues that Palestine is just playing politics. Either way, a vote is looming.
Aaron Gordon & Raphael Gellar
5.19.15
israel

Israel and Palestine Are Taking Their Fight to FIFA

The Israel-Palestine conflict has crossed over into soccer before, but now both sides are taking their grievances to FIFA. This will not go well.
Aaron Gordon
4.9.15
israel

Israel, Politics, and the Curious Case of Tennis Pro Malek Jaziri

Tensions between Israel and various Arab nations are spilling over into the world of professional tennis and making for some dangerous situations.
Lindsay Gibbs
3.9.15
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