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  • Iron Dome under the sea, the e-tree, night run in the While City and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 3, 2014 | 8:45 am

    Iron Dome – under the sea

    Israel’s high-tech defense system – Iron Dome, is about to make a splash. State-owned defense contractor Rafael wants to leverage the defense system’s much-vaunted success in protecting Israeli civilians in this summer’s Gaza war, hoping to draw navies...

  • LeBron returns, Blatt bests former team as Cavs cruise past Maccabi Tel Aviv

    October 6, 2014 | 10:23 am

    The Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ return to his hometown NBA team routed Maccabi Tel Aviv in a game that pitted the Cavs’ new coach, David Blatt, against his former squad.

    On Sunday, James scored 12 points in playing only the first half of the 107-80 victory over the 2014 ...

  • Google against Antisemitism, fighting Ebola, an action movie in TLV and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 6, 2014 | 8:24 am

    Google’s future plans of fighting hate-speech

    Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, was presented with the ADL International Leadership Award, and expressed his hope that one day there might be a more exciting option for dealing with hate speech: artificial intelligence. He...

  • Missing Joan, Surfin’ Israel, playing for peace and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 8, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Goodbye, Joan

    Love her, hate her – but you're surly gonna miss her.

    Jewish comedian Joan Rivers passed away in New York on Thursday, aged 81. Known for her controversial humor and for her lack of boundaries – she was heard all the way to Israel, especially when she wasn't...

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  • Goodman, Sack: Blatt’s hiring ‘incredible’ for Jewish community

    June 20, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    The Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach and they finally found their man – in Israel.

    David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the...

  • David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA dream job

    June 20, 2014 | 10:40 am

    In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball.

    Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a different, and totally unprecedented, form of aliyah — to leave the ranks of Israeli basketball to...

  • David Blatt, ex-Maccabi Tel Aviv coach, meeting with NBA’s Cavaliers

    June 16, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    David Blatt, who resigned as the coach of Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv, is set to meet with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Blatt, 55, will interview Wednesday with the Cavaliers for their vacant head coaching position, Yahoo Sports first reported Sunday, citing what it...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv’s David Blatt on NBA radar for coaching slots

    June 9, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    David Blatt, who guided Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague basketball championship, is rumored to be in the mix for several coaching jobs in the NBA.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly have contacted Blatt for their vacant head coaching post, The Associated Press...

  • Maccabi Tev Aviv upsets its way to Euroleague basketball crown

    May 19, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Maccabi Tel Aviv upset favored Real Madrid to win the Euroleague basketball championship.

    Maccabi defeated the Spanish squad, 98-86, in overtime on Sunday night in Milan in the title game. Tyrese Rice led the Israeli club with 26 points, including 14 in overtime. The game was...

  • Post- Passover celebration, TLV’s new title, basketball history and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 28, 2014 | 6:20 pm

    Go, Maccabi!

    On Wednesday night (Israel time,) after a roller-coaster season of highs and lows, basketball team Maccabi Tel-Aviv scaled the highest summit in European basketball and earned itself a ticket to the Euroleague Final Four, for the first time since 2011. Maccabi...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv in the NBA? It might not be a hoop dream

    April 16, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly is heading back to the United States this fall for its first round of exhibition games against NBA teams in five years — but greater developments appear to be in the works for the iconic franchise and Israeli basketball.

    For one, how about NBA squads...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv in the NBA? It may not be a hoop dream

    April 12, 2014 | 12:03 am

    BALTIMORE (JTA) – Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly is heading back to the United States this fall for its first exhibition games against NBA teams in five years – but greater developments appear to be in the works for the iconic franchise and Israeli basketball.

    For one, how about NBA...

  • L.A. return is true Blu

    August 14, 2013 | 11:36 am

    In the 65 years since Israel’s independence, no sports team there has been more successful than Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club. Along with 50 Israeli championships and 40 national cups, Maccabi first made international history upon winning its inaugural European Championship back...

  • 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...

  • Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv name Paulo Sousa as new coach

    June 12, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv have appointed Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa on a two-year contract, the club said on Wednesday.

    Sousa, 42, moved to Maccabi from Hungarian side Fehervar. He previously coached the Portuguese Under-16 national side and had stints in England over...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv back on top but coach future uncertain

    May 21, 2013 | 10:21 am

    Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv have reasserted their dominance of Israeli soccer but media reports on Tuesday suggested they might have to continue their revival without coach Oscar Garcia.

    The country's wealthiest club lost 3-0 to Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv in the final fixture of the...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv clinch Israeli league crown

    April 23, 2013 | 9:53 am

    Maccabi Tel Aviv became Israeli champions for a record 20th time on Monday when they sealed the Premier League title with a 2-0 win over hosts Hapoel Ramat Hasharon.

    The result gave Tel Aviv an unassailable 13-point lead over second-placed Maccabi Haifa with four matches...

  • Israeli basketball player suspended for calling rival ‘Nazi’

    December 4, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    Guy Pnini of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team was suspended indefinitely and stripped of his captaincy after calling an opposing player a "Nazi."

    Pnini also was fined more than $26,000 for his trash talk directed at Jonathan Skjodebrand of rival Hapoel Tel Aviv during a game...

  • NBA Cavalier Omri Casspi a slam dunk for Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 15, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Omri Casspi is done waiting around for the NBA season to start. Haaretz reports that he has signed with the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team amidst the lockout between NBA owners and the basketball players. 

    Casspi previously played two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and was...

  • Casspi signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    November 15, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Omri Casspi of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers has signed with his former Israeli team, Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    Casspi wrote Tuesday on his Facebook page that he has signed a contract with the Israeli club. He said the contract is effective in January, when it will be clear whether or not...

  • NBA lockout prompts a new motive for aliyah: Basketball

    October 12, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Call it circumstantial Zionism.

    There’s been a recent uptick in North American aliyah—of basketball players.

    More than a dozen North American players have become Israeli citizens and joined professional Israeli basketball teams and second division squads in the past few years.

    ...
  • Casspi says no to playing with former Israeli team

    August 23, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Omri Casspi will not sign with his former Israeli basketball team during the NBA lockout after all.

    A message on Casspi’s Twitter page read: “The two sides met today & came to the understanding that the tax issues are too big…”

    Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David...

  • Former Duke basketball star Jon Scheyer joins Maccabi Tel-Aviv

    June 22, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    Former Duke University standout, Jon Scheyer, has signed to play with Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Scheyer, who led the Blue Devils to an NCAA title in 2010, played most recently for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League.

    Maccabi Tel-Aviv, which is...

  • Ex-Duke guard Jon Scheyer signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    June 20, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Former Duke University standout Jon Scheyer has signed to play with Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv team.

    Scheyer, a guard who during his senior year helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2010 NCAA Championship, signed a two-year contract with Maccabi, which was the runner-up to the...

  • Euroleague basketball finals changed to accommodate Israeli team

    April 6, 2011 | 10:17 am

    The start time of the Euroleague championship basketball game has been moved up by several hours to accommodate an Israeli team that does not want to play on its Memorial Day.

    On Wednesday, the Euroleague said the May 8 final of its Final Four tournament in Barcelona, Spain, would...

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