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  • Part of gold medal ‘belongs to Israel,’ Kiwi sailor Jo Aleh says

    August 14, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Jo Aleh, the New Zealand Jewish Olympian who won gold in the sailing regatta, said part of her medal “belongs to Israel.”

    Aleh, the New Zealand-born daughter of dual Israeli and Kiwi citizens Shuki Shukrun and Daniella Aleh, clinched gold last week in the women’s 470 sailing...

  • New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh guaranteed medal

    August 9, 2012 | 11:25 am

    New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh is guaranteed an Olympic medal with just one race left in the women’s 470 regatta.

    Aleh, 26, whose parents are dual Israel-New Zealand citizens, and partner Polly Powrie are tied for first after nine races.

    The Kiwi pair will meet the British duo...

  • Aly Raisman says she was for Munich 11 moment of silence [SLIDESHOW]

    August 8, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for a moment of silence at the Olympics for the Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games.

    Raisman was speaking to reporters Tuesday following her gold medal performance...

  • Aly Raisman takes a gold and bronze

    August 7, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a gold medal in the floor exercise as well as a bronze on the balance beam at the London Olympics.

    Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., took the gold on Aug. 6 with a score of 15.6 to edge Catalina Ponor of Romania and Aliya Mustafina of Russia,...

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  • Aly Raisman, after protest, wins bronze on balance beam

    August 7, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam after the U.S. lodged a protest against the original result.

    Raisman had finished fourth behind Catalina Ponor of Romania, who fell off the beam in the finals on Tuesday.  Following the Americans’ protest,...

  • New Zealand Jewish sailor in medal contention

    August 6, 2012 | 10:54 am

    New Zealand sailor Jo Aleh is in good position to win her first Olympic medal as her event heads into its final stretch.

    Aleh, whose parents Shuki and Daniella Aleh lived in Israel before moving to Auckland, and teammate Olivia Powrie are in second position after six of 10 races in...

  • Latest updates from the London 2012 Olympic Games

    July 30, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    Monday July 30

    Men’s Swimming

    Gal Nevo (ISRAEL) 200m Butterfly men
    - Finish first in his heat but did not qualify for the semifinals

    Women’s Swimming

    Amit Ivri (ISRAEL) - 200m Individual Medley
    - Finished 5th in her heat and qualified for the semifinals

    Men’s Judo

    Josef (Susu)...

  • Judokas Alice Schlesinger and Arik Ze’evi power Israel’s medal hopes

    July 11, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    One is nearing the end of his career, already has an Olympic medal and is eyeing another. The other is a decade younger, an up-and-comer who has enjoyed some success, but is aiming for her first medal at the Games.

    Ariel “Arik” Ze’evi, 35, and Alice Schlesinger, 24, are...

  • Hoop it up: Israeli rhythmic gymnast medals at worlds

    September 22, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Neta Rivkin with a bronze became the first Israeli to win a medal in international rhythmic gymnastics competition.

    Rivkin, 20, won a historic medal for Israel in rhythmic gymnastics at the World Championships in Montepelier, France. Her bronze medal, which she won for her...

  • VIDEO: Heeb Olympics 2008—Gefilte Fish Wrestling

    August 21, 2008 | 11:48 pm



    Four modern-day gladiators do battle for the gold (a lifetime supply of Gold's mustard) in the Heeb Olympics. For more information, check out www.heebmagazine.com.
  • Angelena Dara Torres helps U.S. relay swimmers to silver

    August 10, 2008 | 6:50 pm

    The United States womens’ 400-meter freestyle relay team—including Los Angeles native Dara Torres—scored a second place behind the Netherlands on Sunday.

    Torres is the most famous Jewish competitor with ties to the Southland this year, and she’s competing in an unprecedented fifth...

  • Jewish U.S. fencer Sada Jacobson wins Olympic silver

    August 10, 2008 | 5:06 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—American Sada Jacobson won a fencing silver medal, becoming perhaps the first Jewish medalist of the Beijing Olympics.

    Jacobson lost, 15-8, in the women’s individual saber final Saturday to fellow American Mariel Zagunis, who also won gold at the 2004 Games in Athens....

  • Pro soccer rookie Bornstein gives small goals a big kick

    By Carin Davis

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    ChivasUSA's Jonathan Bornstein is the top contender for the 2006 Major League Soccer (MLS) Rookie of the Year award. Not bad for the Los Alamitos native who was not invited to the MLS combine and was chosen in the fourth round (of four) of 2006 MLS SuperDraft (37th pick overall).
    ...
  • Nation & World Briefs

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish Man's Murder Angers Parisians

    At least 1,200 people demonstrated in Paris on Sunday to show their anger at the murder of a Jewish man. Ilan Halimi, 23, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered. His body was found last week at a train station outside Paris. Halimi apparently was...

  • Maccabiah Games Bring Golden Times

    By Roxana Pourshalimi

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When amateur soccer player Michael Erush went to Israel in July to play for Team USA in the 17th World Maccabiah Games, he was hoping to come home with gold. But following the Israeli team's victory, Erush was content with the American silver-medal win.

    "I always want to do the...

  • We Are Grateful to the Jewish People

    By President George W. Bush

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The following is an excerpt from the speech President Bush gave on Sept. 14 at the national dinner celebrating 350 years of Jewish life in America at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

    ....I'm honored to accept this medal commemorating three and a half centuries of...