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  • Can Israel’s Gal Mekel make his point in Dallas?

    2 weeks ago

    Basketball analysts viewed the trade Wednesday between the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks as preliminary maneuvering by both teams wooing the two darlings in this summer’s NBA free-agent class, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

    But a far-below-the-radar beneficiary may be...

  • Beyonce’, aid to Goa, high-tech innovation, the Israelis at the NBA and more- This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 4, 2013 | 11:24 am

    A late Bat-Mitzvah

    Singer and reality- show judge, Paula Abdul, visited Israel this week to make a lifelong dream come true:  After a delay of almost four decades, she celebrated her Bat-Mitzvah at the Western Wall. Abdul made that visit formal when she met with President Peres,...

  • With Mekel’s arrival, Casspi has Israeli company on the NBA court

    October 29, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    Midway through the first quarter, Omri Casspi entered the preseason game between his Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks. A minute later, the buzzer sounded summoning Mavs rookie guard Gal Mekel into the Oct. 21 contest.

    Casspi took his first shot, a three-pointer that...

  • Texas two-step: Israeli hoopsters Mekel and Casspi

    July 10, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    Jewish basketball fans will have their eyes on Texas when the NBA starts its new season this fall as Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel are signing on with teams in the Lone Star State.

    On Wednesday, Mekel, a point guard who helped guide Maccabi Haifa to its first Israeli Super...

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  • Casspi to sign with Houston Rockets, join Dwight Howard

    July 8, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, reportedly has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets.

    Casspi, 25, who played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the Cleveland Jewish News that he hopes to sign the...

  • ESPN: Israel’s Mekel to sign with NBA’s Mavericks

    July 1, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Israeli point guard Gal Mekel is poised to become the second Israeli to play in the NBA after giving a verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks.

    Mekel, 25, informed the Mavs early Monday morning that he would sign a three-year contract with the 2011 champions at the end of the...