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Israeli security forces confirm Palestinian soccer player Sameh Mara'abe was detained on Thursday at the Allenby Bridge for security reasons.
Speaking exclusively to 'The Jerusalem Post', Simon Johnson disclosed that he has written to FIFA and to many of his soccer management contacts internationally.
By JERRY LEWIS
Netanyahu tells Blatter that ‘sport is a vehicle of goodwill.’
By ALLON SINAI
The international interference could end up backfiring and encouraging Palestinians to stay away from the negotiating table.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN/THE MEDIA LINE
Palestinian Football Association President has claimed that 'nothing had improved in the way Israel was "persecuting Palestine footballers, athletes and the movement of sporting equipment".
Liberman slams move, says no place in State Cup for team that identifies with "traitor" Bishara.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
PA calls for changing the venue of football match, calling it a “dangerous precedent.”
Almog Cohen, an Israeli who plays for Ingolstadt, reportedly tweeted in Hebrew after Sunday’s incident that a stadium marshal told the fans “no Jew-flags” were allowed.
The visiting fans' pro-Palestinian protest in Vienna's central square quickly turned anti-Semitic.
Against all odds, the fan-owned Hapoel Katamon is advancing community projects and being promoted to the National League.
During a season beset by scandal and legal woes, Beitar’s future looks bright.
Ironi Kiryat Shmona midfielder Roei Kehat netted his first career hat-trick last night to lead his team to a 3-1 win over Hapoel Beersheba.
After meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and soccer officials in the West Bank, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Israel had set out a series of measures to ease travel curbs for clubs.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beersheba face off tonight in Haifa for the final title of the 2014/15 season.
Netanyahu is expected to call on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to persuade Palestinian FA to drop bid to suspend Israel.
By ALLON SINAI,HERB KEINON
Yellow-and-blue opens unassailable lead by beating Kiryat Shmona 2-1 at Bloomfield Stadium
Blatter, who is standing for re-election at the Congress, said the dispute was "the biggest challenge" facing him as he comes to the end of his current mandate.
Blatter said he was hopeful that the issue could be resolved following meetings next week with Netanyahu and Abbas.
Beersheba dumps Elisha Levy, looks to make deal with newly fired Bachar from K8; Cruyff stays at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Draw at Beersheba leaves Mac TA within striking distance of third consecutive championship.
The draw leaves Haifa in fourth position, ahead of Beitar only on goal difference, with both teams having three more matches to play until the end of the season.
Avigdor Liberman enjoys a friend match against Russian Jewish Congress members.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,MARC ISRAEL SELLEM
The Palestinian Football Association’s proposal for the suspension of Israel to be on the agenda in FIFA’s annual Congress in Zurich on May 29.
The Palestinian Football Association’s proposal for the suspension of Israel will be on the agenda in FIFA’s annual Congress in Zurich on May 29.
Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder Eran Zahavi gave his team the lead against Maccabi Haifa at Sammy Ofer Stadium, but Eyal Meshumar’s side bounced back to draw 1-1.
Beersheba officially secured its qualification for the Europa League next season after advancing to the State Cup final last week.
Despite a four-match winless streak, Beitar remains in fourth position, which now will be good enough to qualify for European competition at the end of the season.
Mac TA faces first-time semifinalist Nazareth • Hap Beersheba duels with Hap Afula in Jerusalem.
Ironi Kiryat Shmona striker Rodgers Kola scores the only goal of the match in the 66th minute.
With championship all but secured for Maccabi Tel Aviv, attention turns toward tight relegation battle.
Maccabi has gone three months without a win on the road, but it continued to dominate opponents at Bloomfield on Sunday.
"If Israel is suspended, all its international activities will come to a halt," IFA head says,
Hap Petah Tikva, Acre and Hap Haifa all tied for last place while FIFA boosts Ashdod’s hopes.
Haifa (26 points) sits just three points clear of the relegation zone with five matches remaining and visits Hapoel Acre (23) in a significant showdown on Saturday.
“It isn’t that I have any objection to any particular nationality or faith, but if it heightens the tension it will only cause damage so there is no point,” said Guy Levy.
Unstoppable Amasha header cancels out Buzaglo opener to give Haifa 1-1 draw at Vasermil
Ashdod SC’s troubles on the field continued on Saturday when it was held to a 0-0 draw by Hapoel Acre.
Team drops slots after being deducted 6 points per an order by FIFA, due to a long-standing dispute over a transfer fee with Nigerian club Kaduna United.
Coach Pako and sports director Cruyff among those still without contracts for next year.
Yellow-and-blue beats main challenger Beersheba 3-1 to build eight-point lead in first place.
It was just two months ago that Beitar Jerusalem seemed to be heading for another lost season.
Israel’s failure to pick up a point in its home matches against Wales, Belgium leaves its chances of qualifying for a 1st major tournament since the 1970 World Cup in a precarious position.
Blue-and-white suffers second defeat in four days after failing to capitalize on one-man advantage
Israel began to pick up the pieces from the crushing blow it was dealt by Wales.
The Welsh, looking for a place in a major finals for the first time since 1958, knocked Israel from the top of the group.
Vermouth and Meshumar only notable absentees as blue-and-white preps for Wales, Belgium qualifiers.
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Blue-and-white regains focus in first training session ahead of Euro qualifier against Wales.
Atar clearly took what was reported to heart, releasing a scathing statement against Gutman.
Israel currently leads Group B with a perfect nine points from three matches.
Maccabi fans are no longer content with just winning. They want style, flair and excitement.
Samuel Eto’o was awarded the European Medal of Tolerance from the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR), for his work combating racism.
By MOSHE ARENSTEIN
After a quiet first half, Barda scored two classic poacher’s goals, securing Beersheba an 11th win from its 13 home matches to date.
Status quo maintained after wins for Beitar, Mac PT and Mac Haifa settle race for a top-six finish.
President says Israel and the US are together facing the problems deriving from Hamas and Hezbollah.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Soccer event held at presidential residence brings children and sports stars together in an effort to raise awareness.
Road woes continue to cost southerners dearly; Hapoel TA claims crucial win over Ashdod.
The semifinals will be held on April 28 and 29, with the final to take place at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa on May 20.
Maccabi midfielder Eran Zahavi remained stuck on 20 goals, being frustrated by Beitar’s defense throughout the contest.
Yellow-and-blue can move seven points clear of Kiryat Shmona at the top of the Premier League standings should it beat Beitar Jerusalem at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa Monday.
Third-place Southerners on the road at Hap Haifa hoping to put pressure on yellow-and-blue, K8.
The revolving of the Israeli coaching carousel will slow only when anxious and greedy owners stop reaching into the recycling bin and start selecting coaches based on their merit.
By DON BARNETT
Beersheba, Afula, Nazareth join local leaders in State Cup semifinals after exciting second legs.
Beitar Jerusalem owner Eli Tabib was sentenced to six months of community service after being convicted last June of assaulting a minor and of disruption of justice.
Barda’s brace boosts 3rd-place Southerners over 2nd-place Northerners; Maccabi TA still four points clear.
Tabib told reporters that he believes the shooting is linked to soccer saying “these were people linked to soccer, there is no connection to business.”
By BEN HARTMAN,ALLON SINAI
Despite slump, yellow-and-blue still holds precarious lead atop table; Beitar visits Petah Tikva.
Scintillating State Cup quarter will be decided next week after Zahavi, Abu Hazeira trade first-leg goals.
Both teams were ultimately disappointed with the single point, which left Hapoel only four points above the relegation zone, with Maccabi Haifa just two points further in front.
Eli Dasa’s stunning strike from 25 meters out gave Beitar the lead in the 59th minute, but Joachim Mununga leveled the score.
For the first time in more than three years, Maccabi Tel Aviv has gone three consecutive matches without a win in the Premier League.
Hapoel J’lem and Maccabi TA to face off for title for the first time since 2008 in capital’s new arena
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Kiryat Shmona and Beersheba all in action as regular season enters final stretch.
Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem are just one win away from setting up a classic showdown in the State Cup final.
Two Ghadir goals extend unbeaten run against J’lem; Mac TA hosts K8 in mouthwatering clash tonight.
Arbeitman on target once more in win over Hap Tel Aviv; Mac Haifa runs riot in 5-0 victory over Ashdod
The feeling of a new beginning could hardly be missed at Bloomfield Stadium on Saturday.
Southerners build three-goal advantage ahead of second leg against Yavne; K8, Mac TA to clash tonight.
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By SHARON UDASIN
Yellow-and-blue is only two points clear of Kiryat Shmona after energetic Netanya claims deserved draw.
After loss in Jerusalem, K8 beats Hap PT, while Hap TA returns to winning ways following Vermouth departure
The highlight of deadline day was Gili Vermouth’s surprise transfer from Hapoel Tel Aviv to Maccabi Tel Aviv, just one day after the arch-rivals met in the derby.
Maccabi pries star midfielder from Hapoel on final day of transfer window; Maccabi Haifa, Sakhnin also busy.
Yellow-and-blue encounter little resistance in a 2-0 victory over Hapoel, open 4-point gap over K8 at the top.
Kiryat Shmona had spent more than three consecutive months in first place, but has picked up just four of a possible 12 points from its past four matches.
Matters keep going from bad to worse for Greens; Beersheba remains in touch at the top with Acre win
Beersheba has won just one of its past four matches and dropped eight points behind first-place Maccabi Tel Aviv after last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Maccabi Haifa.
Itzhaki’s 84th-minute winner sends yellow-and-blue to State Cup quarters; Maccabi claims PT derby
Kiryat Shmona led the league for much of the past three months, but dropped to its first defeat of the season at Maccabi Petah Tikva two weeks ago.
Suheib Farij, a 24-year-old midfielder for SC Kafr Kasim, was shot multiple times in the upper body and legs
By BEN HARTMAN
Haifa is breaking every Israeli soccer attendance record this season after moving into its new 30,000-seat stadium last summer.
Harush will have to contend with Beitar fans once more next Monday when Netanya hosts Jerusalem in Premier League action.
Ra’anana claimed its second straight win after beating Hapoel Beersheba last week, and climbed up to seventh place.
Kiryat Shmona edges Hap Haifa to remain one-point in front of Mac TA, Beersheba a further five points back.
B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem coordinates visit to mark 50 years since the establishment of German-Israeli diplomatic relations.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Sepp Blatter says situation intolerable.
There were so many different national flags at the edge of the playing field that a stranger might have thought the UN had moved from New York to Herzliya.
"For the past two years FIFA has encouraged the Palestinians to work out their differences with Israel directly."
By GERSHON BASKIN