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  • For Israeli tennis ace Andy Ram and ‘home’ crowd in Fla., a finale to remember

    September 16, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    It wasn’t Tel Aviv, but thousands of people chanting his name at a Davis Cup match following a grueling victory was a pretty good way for Israel’s Andy Ram to leave the game of tennis to which he had devoted more than half his life.

    Ram, 34, and his longtime doubles partner, Yoni...

  • ATP scraps Israel tennis tourney over Gaza conflict

    August 4, 2014 | 3:24 pm

    The inaugural ATP Negev Israel Open, scheduled to take place near Tel Aviv next month, was canceled due to the Gaza conflict.

    The ATP announced the cancellation on Monday hours before the announcement of a 72-hour cease-fire and negotiations toward a truce between Israel and...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 16, 2013 | 3:43 am

    10 things you must know before visiting Israel?

    CNN published an article on their website of 10 things a tourist must know before visiting Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. They wrote about the special scenery, the uniqueness of Tel-Aviv and the magic of Jerusalem. While trying to...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 26, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    A bitter drop

    After a Nazi-themed cafe' was discovered in Indonesia, a number of Israeli families found a Nazi-inspired liquor store. The group found this bitter surprise in the Dolomites region in northern Italy, where they discovered that some of the bottles at the liquor store...

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  • At the Maccabiah, making mom, grandma and great-grandma proud

    July 22, 2013 | 9:57 am

    For a week before they started competing, many of the 1,100 U.S. athletes in this year’s Maccabiah Games toured Israel and learned about their Jewish heritage.

    But when Yale Goldberg steps onto the tennis court this week, he’ll have another tradition to draw on. He’ll be...

  • 10 Fun and Easy Ways to Burn Calories This Summer… Without The Gym!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 24, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    You don’t have to train like an athlete to get fit for summer. These very simple calorie burning exercises are perfect for getting that summer body, and you can do them all without going to the gym! All activities are calculated for a 140 pound woman performing the activity for at...

  • Tennis scandal

    March 10, 2013 | 5:26 am

    I was intrigued by the recent commotion regarding the alleged insults thrown at the Radwański sisters by tennis pseudo-fans in Israel. Obviously, we are not talking about real fans here, only plain „rebelious boors” of the sort that are beloved by the fatherly figure of the...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 11, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Oh no, he's back!

    A new bestseller novel in Germany takes a turn in history, and describes the imaginary scenario of Hitler's return to the world, after 66 years of disappearance.  In the comedy novel, named, "He's Back" (Er Ist Wieder Da), Hitler wakes up in 2011 without the...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 31, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Rare findings from the First Temple era were found near Jerusalem
    Road excavation at a new section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway led to a unique archeological discovery from the first temple era. The ritual building that was found is one of very few findings from Judea during...

  • Israeli tennis star, 12, wins prestigious tournament

    December 24, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    Israeli 12-year-old Yshai Oliel won an international tennis tournament that has launched the careers of some of the world's tennis stars.

    Yshai Oliel won the boys under-12 Orange Bowl international tennis tournament on Dec. 22 in Coral Gables, Fla.

    Previous winners of the...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, IDF Former Chief of Staff, Dies at 68

    Former Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, died this Thursday after a long battle with cancer, at age 68. He was a significant figure in Israeli history, and will be remembered as a kind, one of a...

  • In gear for Maccabiah Games

    By Tom Tugend

    December 6, 2012 | 11:34 am

    When Steve Pompan played on the U.S. tennis squad at the last Maccabiah Games in Israel, he was struck by the spectators’ tribal inclination to give advice to the players battling it out on the court.

    “While I was playing, they kept telling me, ‘Hit the ball deeper,’ or ‘Use your...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 11, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Douglas, Isle of Man-based Odyssey Moon Ltd. and Israeli-based NSL Satellites Ltd., in partnership with NanoRacks LLC of the U.S., together launched a number of educational microgravity experiments to the International Space Station (ISS). Three of them are the outcomes of...

  • Israeli tennis duo upsets defending Olympic champs Federer and partner

    August 1, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    The Israeli Olympic tennis duo of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram upset the 2008 gold medalists in men’s doubles, Roger Federer and Stanislaw Wawrinca of Switzerland.

    The Israelis beat the Swiss pair, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, in the second round on Wednesday and advance to the quarterfinals to...

  • Italy’s Camila Giorgi falls in Wimbledon’s round of 16

    July 2, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Camila Giorgi, an Italian Jewish player, lost in her upset bid to reach Wimbledon’s quarterfinals.

    Giorgi, 20, who coming into the prestigious tournament was ranked 145th in the world, was beaten by Poland’s third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 6-3, on Monday in London.

    Giorgi...

  • 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...

  • Rising tennis star Nadine Fahoum: In her own words

    November 17, 2011 | 10:18 am

    My name is Nadine Fahoum and I am a 21 year old Israeli Arab Muslim from Haifa.  When I was 6 years old and it was time to enroll me in elementary school, my parents faced a very complex dilemma—whether to enroll me in the ―Reali Hebrew School or in an Arab school in Haifa. ...

  • Jury Duty!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 23, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    As much as I love to participate in any and all civic duties, being chosen for Jury Duty just wasn’t going to happen.  Believe it or not, this was the first time I had ever received a notification requiring me to fulfill my civil duty.  As I opened the letter, immediately I started...

  • Has Anyone in Israel Asked Why the Swedes Hate Us?

    March 17, 2009 | 7:26 pm

    Was it a coincidence? The day after Israel’s Davis Cup tennis match in Sweden, played in a practically empty arena this week, a brief item appeared on the Haaretz Web site: Historians have discovered that Sweden, former tennis superpower, aided the Nazi war machine by extending...

  • 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...

  • Net losses for Israelis at Olympics

    August 14, 2008 | 4:27 am

    BEIJING (JTA)—Israel’s tennis players were eliminated from the Beijing Olympics.

    Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, the third-seeded men’s doubles team with perhaps the best chance at a medal among the Israelis on the court, were upset Tuesday by the unseeded tandem of Arnaud...

  • Israeli woman makes history at U.S. Open

    September 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Shahar Pe'er became the first Israeli woman to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. Pe'er, the No. 18 seed, defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, 6-4, 6-1, in a fourth-round match Monday in New York City.

    In her next match, on Wednesday, she will face Russian Anna...

  • 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...

  • Local community refuses to forget 12 missing Persian Jews

    By Norma Zager

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    12 missing Persian Jews: not forgotten
     
    Nearly 300 members of the Iranian Jewish community and local Persian-language media gathered at the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills on Sept. 27 for an event sponsored by the Council of Iranian Jews to discuss the fate of 12 Persian...
  • Israel’s Grand Duo

    By Bucky Fox

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram think they can win the upcoming U.S. Open. Come again? The Grand Slam tennis tournament that no Israeli has come close to winning?

    "Every tournament we enter we think we can win," Ram said.

    Erlich and Ram nearly backed that up two years ago at Wimbledon....

  • Center Court

    By Rob Eshman

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    At the Mercedes-Benz Cup doubles final last Sunday at UCLA, the clumps of Israelis in the grandstands waved their blue-and-white flags between points and yelled out encouragement in Hebrew. They were cheering on the team of Yoni Erlich and Andy Ram, who had reached the finals by...

  • Israel Serves Up a Star

    By Bucky Fox

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When the U.S. Open swings into New York Aug. 30, you'll have to squint to find Israel's tiniest tennis player.

    It'll be easier to catch her on the scoreboard. She's the one with the muscular name -- Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi -- and the big game.

    Generating power with her 5-foot-2,...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Free tunes at the Skirball this afternoon, as part of their continuing "Café Z" series. This time it's the Latin jazz stylings of Angelo Metz's Brazilian Ensemble, performing for you al fresco, as you imbibe frothy coffee drinks in the shade. Noon-2 p.m. Free. 2701 N....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Let's make a deal? Monty's offering you one you can't refuse. Continuing today and tomorrow is the 31st annual Merchant of Tennis/Monty Hall/Cedars-Sinai Diabetes Tennis Tournament. You might have missed last night's cocktail reception, but that's no reason to skip...

  • Serving Jewish Pride in L.A.

    By Carin Davis

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish tennis players served up a strong presence at this summer's Los Angeles-based pro tournaments, with Israelis Harel Levy, Noam Okun and Anna Smashnova participating in recent Southland competitions.

    Levy, who lost to American Toby Ginepri in the first round, and Okun played in...

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