July 3, 2023

In reaching Euro semifinals, Israel qualifies for 2024 Olympic soccer

Israel’s Under-21 soccer team punches its ticket to the European Championship quarterfinals by beating the Czech Republic, June 28, 2023. Source: Twitter. (JNS) — Israel’s youth soccer team qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics when England beat Portugal on July […]
June 12, 2023

Historic run as Israel finishes third in U20 World Cup

(JNS) — Israel capped an historic run at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Argentina on June 11 by beating South Korea 3-1 to finish the tournament in third place. Midfielder Ran Binyamin found the back of the net to […]
June 4, 2023

Israel stuns Brazil to reach U20 World Cup semifinals

(JNS) — Israel scored a shocking upset on June 3 by beating powerhouse Brazil at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Argentina. The victory punched the Jewish state’s ticket to the June 8 semifinal match, where it will play the […]
May 31, 2023

Another improbable win for Israel in U20 World Cup

(JNS) — Israel scored a second consecutive improbable win at the Under-20 FIFA World Cup in Argentina on May 30, punching its ticket to the quarter-finals. Anan Khalaili fired home a goal in the 97th minute to propel Israel to a […]
May 28, 2023

Israel has historic win, advances in U20 World Cup

The Israeli national youth soccer team (in blue) during a European U21 championship playoff vs Ireland at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa, Sept. 27, 2022. Credit: TPS. (JNS) — Israel made soccer history on May 27 at the Under-20 World Cup […]
April 29, 2023

Coach Pearl to headline Athletes For Israel golf gala in New York

Three NBA alumni are touring Israel with Athletes For Israel this month. Photo from AFI Twitter. Last summer, Athletes For Israel co-hosted the Auburn basketball team’s groundbreaking trip to Israel, and this year, Auburn Coach Bruce Pearl is headlining the […]
March 22, 2023

Bnei Menashe immigrant from India becomes Israel’s kickboxing champion

Obed Hrangchal (right), a recent immigrant to Israel from India, becomes the Jewish state’s kickboxing champion in the 57-kilogram (125-pounds) division in Kfar Yasif in the Galilee, March 17, 2023. Credit: Ramon Gym Club. (JNS) — Obed Hrangchal, a recent […]
August 18, 2022

FIFA World Cup Hospitality Website Continues to List “Palestine” Instead of Israel

Soccer ball. Credit: Needpix.com. (JNS) — The FIFA World Cup, which is set to take place in Qatar from Nov. 21 through Dec. 18, has a website that offers the public help in purchasing hospitality packages, but Israelis looking for […]
August 3, 2022

American teens in Israel cheer for Auburn basketball in Jerusalem

Israel’s U20 National played against Auburn University Tigers Men’s basketball team at Jerusalem’s Malha Arena on Aug. 2. Credit: Courtesy. by Howard Blas (JNS) — Busloads of American Jewish teenagers arrived at Jerusalem’s Malha Arena to watch Israel’s U20 National […]
July 28, 2022

CAIR urges Auburn basketball to cancel “propaganda junket”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, an anti-Israel activist group that positions itself as a defender of Muslim civil rights in the United States, called on Auburn University to cancel its upcoming “Birthright for College Basketball” tour of Israel, or at […]
July 20, 2022

Auburn basketball’s historic Israel trip to be broadcast on SEC Network

Graphic courtesy Auburn University Auburn University is set to make history as the first Power 5 basketball team to do a preseason tour of Israel. Auburn will play three games against Israeli national teams during the July 31 to Aug. […]