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  • Palestinians rip their soccer chief for stopping bid to oust Israel from FIFA

    June 1, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    The head of the Palestine Football Association came under fire for withdrawing a request to suspend Israel from FIFA, the international soccer body.

    Jibril Rajoub said prior to Friday’s proposed vote that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany convinced him to withdraw the request.

  • Israel misses deadline for announcing prisoner release

    March 28, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Israel’s government missed the legally required deadline for releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners due to be freed as part of the peace talks.

    Israel Radio quoted Jibril Rajoub, a top Palestinian security official, as saying that Israel had relayed through American channels that it...

  • Jibril Rajoub is a bad sport

    November 21, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Jibril Rajoub, the head of the Palestinian Football Association, is also head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee. And he has gone off on a new rant against Israel. Rajoub laced into Israel declaring it to be a fascist and Nazi country. Then he called for a total boycott of all...

  • Invasion Pros   and Cons

    By David Landau

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel this week is weighing the interim results of the largest military operation it has mounted during the past 13 months of violence. The balance is complex, informed observers say, with both pros and cons. Israel Defense Force (IDF) troops and tanks pulled back from Bethlehem and...