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International soccer group acquiesces to Israeli broadcast in Judea, Samaria
The Union of European Football Associations relented to a request by Israel’s national broadcaster to televise the Euro 2020 and 2022 World Cup qualifier soccer games after a year of negotiation.
Israeli broadcasting authority battling football association for right to show games in Judea, Samaria
The Union of European Football Associations has refused to allow Israel’s national broadcaster, Kan, to broadcast the World Cup and Euro 2020 soccer games to Israeli television sets in Judea, Samaria or eastern Jerusalem, saying it will not agree to Israel broadcasting its games in the “Palestinian territories.”
FIFA suspends Palestinian soccer head for inciting hatred and violence
Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, has been given a one-year suspension for inciting hatred and violence against Argentinian soccer superstar Lionel Messi.
Abramovich sends kids with special needs to World Cup
Thanks to new Israeli citizen and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, 35 Israeli children with special needs or illnesses were flown to Moscow on Sunday to take part in the excitement surrounding the World Cup soccer championship.
Israeli and Argentinian Americans sport unity after scrapping Jerusalem game
The event featured the singing of the Israeli, Argentinian and American national anthems; the flying of those nations’ flags throughout the venue; games to engage the audience; and the presentation of a “community spirit trophy” to the Israeli team, which won the match 6-3.
When sports gets corrupted by the Palestinian Authority
Why condone terror against athletes wanting to play in Israel? The world should hold the P.A. accountable for its threats.
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Gustavo D. Perednik
Cry for us, Argentina . . .
Now that the Latin American nation has canceled its national soccer team’s friendly against Israel, it’s time to launch a counter-attack on the BDS movement.
Why a soccer hooligan is smiling
Israel’s leaders need to think strategically about every major event that is staged in the country, with the first principle being “do no harm.”
Israeli sports minister: Argentinian soccer match canceled over ‘terrorism’
“This is a new-old form of terrorism which scares, deters and terrorizes athletes. This is the terrorism that causes the Munich [Olympics] attack,” said Israel’s Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev.
Argentina cancels ‘friendly’ soccer match with Israel after death threats to player
“With all due respect to [Lionel] Messi, if the match is canceled because it was supposed to take place in Jerusalem, I wish him and Argentina the best of luck,” said Israel national football team coach Alon Hazan. “As an Israeli and a Jew, Jerusalem is far more important to me than Messi and Argentina.”
Palestinians urged to burn Messi shirts, souvenirs if soccer star plays Israel
Palestinian fans of Argentinian Lionel Messi have been encouraged to burn replicas of his team jersey and pictures if he goes through with playing in a friendly match against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend.
Gaza riots won’t prevent Messi’s Argentinian soccer team from playing in Israel
The possible nixing of a friendly soccer match between the Israeli national team, led by Tel Ben Haim, and the Argentinian national team, headed by Lionel Messi, has been averted.
Celebrated Jerusalem soccer team now named for Trump
Beitar Jerusalem thanked the president for recognizing Jerusalem and moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital, saying it would now be called “Beitar Trump Jerusalem.”