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  • Israelis at Indian Wells

    By  Lee Barnathan

    March 8, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    Israeli women’s tennis pro Shahar Peer has experienced some success at Indian Wells, but Israeli men’s pro Dudi Sela has yet to play on the hard courts. Both are scheduled to compete in the BNP Paribas Open, which began Monday and runs to Mar. 18.

    Peer, ranked 34th in the...

  • Peer-less

    By Rob Eshman

    February 19, 2010 | 10:30 am

    This is our paean to Pe’er.

    Shahar Peer finished her astounding run at the Dubai Tennis Champaionships in te United Arab Emirates today, when she was beaten by Venus William in the semi-finals. 

    But what a run it was.

    The Israeli player trounced top-seeded players, bringing her...

  • Shahar Peer, Dubai, and WTA’s Gutless Choice

    By Rob Eshman

    February 17, 2009 | 5:10 am

    Whether as an individual or a group, you get a handful of chances to
    stand for something in this life.  It’s easy to say or write what you
    believe, a lot harder to stick by it in the crunch.  When the
    government of Dubai denied Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer a visa to
    play in the...

  • Briefs: Jewish Dems slam Huckabee; ‘Settlement’ crackdown expected

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Outpost Crackdown Seen This Week

    Vice Premier Haim Ramon said last week that troops and police could be deployed as early as this week for a mass-removal of outposts erected in the West Bank without state approval. He indicated that the operation could be timed to coincide with...

  • Tennis star puts Israel in grip of Shaharmania

    By Hillel Abrams

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Golda Meir may still hold a prominent place in the hearts of Israelis, but right now the most popular woman in Israel is a 20-year-old who swings a tennis racket for a living.

    Her name is Shahar Peer, and while she is only a private in the Israeli army, she is ranked 18 in the world...