An online petition urging the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 at the Olympic Games this summer has garnered more than 19,600 signatures.
The goalie of the Palestinian Olympic soccer team and Palestinian Red Crescent employees were among 13 West Bank residents arrested for an attack on Israeli soldiers.
Israel’s biggest source of pride at the Beijing 2008 Olympics became its biggest blight this past week, after bronze medal-winning windsurfer Shahar Zubari called Chinese people “sh*ts” in an interview published September 5th in Israel’s Yediot Aharanot.
Record time, new record for winning medals in five different Olympiads.
Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy lead rally protesting Chinese persecution of Falun Gong and China's involvement in Sudan.
The following is a list of known Jewish athletes competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
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Poets have been known to wax lyrical about "the glory that was Greece." Yet a visitor to Greece today quickly finds that the glory's not only in the past tense. While those who built the shrines to Zeus and Apollo are long gone, the people who inhabit modern Greece are unquestionably alive.
Fencing's all the rage in Hollywood hits like "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Die Another Day," although it's less of an everyday hobby with today's teen crowd. But for Jewish high school students Harry Mahaffey and Teddy Levitt, fencing is where it's at.
Mahaffey is the top-ranked 14-year-old saber fencer in the world. Ranked 49th in the international junior division (19 and under), only 10 Americans rank above Mahaffey, the youngest among them. Mahaffey started fencing at 7, when it was offered at his elementary school. He now practices two to four hours a day, five days a week at the Los Angeles International Fencing Center (LAIFC).
Linda Gach Ray has been carrying the torch for years. This week, she made it official by running the Olympic flame down a stretch of Figueroa Street as the torch was relayed through Southern California on its way to the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, which begin Feb. 8.