Lionel Messi

Jibril Rajoub
Palestinian football chief banned by FIFA for inciting hatred

Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub will not be able to attend matches after violating the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

Argentina's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the side's first goal in a World Cup match
Israeli Embassy creates video supporting Argentina’s World Cup soccer team

The messages included strong support for team star Lionel “Lio” Messi, who had been the victim of death threats over his planned participation in the match in Jerusalem.

By JTA
18/06/2018
LIONEL MESSI celebrates scoring a second goal in a recent game.
From harassing soccer players to human rights activists

Netanyahu’s government has turned into a sad circus.

11/06/2018
Learning from the Messi mess?

What Israel – and Miri Regev – can take away from the canceled Argentina game as Eurovision planning continues.

08/06/2018
LIONEL MESSI celebrates scoring a second goal in a recent game.
Blood, fury and soccer

The message was clear: Are you sure you want to play? This could be costly.

Messi isn’t the be-all and end-all

We need to look inwards at who we really are and where our values as a people lie.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
07/06/2018
Argentina fan Remy Friedman at the market in Tel Aviv
Argentina match cancellation leaves Israeli fans frustrated

“Israel gets this opportunity to do something and it gets taken away,” he said. “Israel has to fight for every international event.”

By ANIA BESSONOV , RUTY KOROTAEV
07/06/2018
Netta Barzilai performs after winning the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice
Regev: If the Eurovision isn't in Jerusalem, it shouldn't be in Israel

Regev was reacting in part to unconfirmed reports Wednesday that the European Broadcasting Union requested that the Eurovision be held in a "not divisive location."

07/06/2018
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No politics

Politics, like racism and antisemitism, should be kicked out of sports.

Miri Regev
Regev: Terror threats led to Israel-Argentina soccer match cancellation

BDS wasn't the root cause, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev said.

06/06/2018
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