Israel Sports

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. […]
July 17, 2022

World Games: Israel has “historic” top-15 overall finish

Nili Block (in blue) against Charlesy Maner in the Muay Thai gold medal bout on July 17. by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Despite a final two days of podium near misses by Israeli athletes competing in acrobatic gymnastics and […]
July 15, 2022

World Games: Five-medal day for Israel’s Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Israel’s Nimrod Ryeder starts his journey toward gold, defeating Poland’s Robert Henek in jiu-jitsu on July 15. by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — After competitions on July 14, Israel had five total medals at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham […]
July 15, 2022

World Games: Medals in gymnastics, kickboxing highlight first week of World Games for Israel

Or Moshe celebrates his kickboxing gold medal with coach Dror Velvord by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — On the first day of the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Team Israel took a group photo at the city’s iconic statue of […]
July 12, 2022

World Games: Israel’s Atamanov gets gold in Rhythmic Gymnastics

by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Israel’s first medal in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham is gold, as Hatikvah was played in Legacy Arena on July 12. Daria Atamanov ascended the podium after winning the Rhythmic Gymnastics individual ball […]
July 10, 2022

World Games: Israel is first to sign memorandum with IWGA to promote non-Olympic sports

by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — On July 9, Israel’s Ayelet Federation of Non-Olympic Sport signed an historic agreement with the International World Games Association. The Memorandum of Understanding will have Ayelet and IWGA “work more closely” to promote non-Olympic […]
July 9, 2022

World Games: Israel opens with overtime win in men’s lacrosse, 14th in DanceSport

Israel Men’s Lacrosse celebrates the opening victory over Japan on July 8. by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — Israel opened its World Games competitions with a thrilling, come from behind victory in men’s lacrosse on July 8, but was unable […]
July 8, 2022

World Games: Activist waves Palestinian flag next to Israelis during Opening Ceremony march

As Israel’s team makes its way into Protective Stadium during the World Games opening ceremony, an activist was able to get near them and wave a Palestinian flag by Larry Brook (Israel InSight) — As Israel’s delegation marched into the […]