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  • Fatah youth soccer tourney honors three terrorists

    August 23, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Fatah held a youth soccer tournament named after three Palestinian terrorists.

    The tournament held earlier this week was named for the terrorists who killed Israeli Rabbi Meir Chai, a 45-year-old father of 7, in a drive-by shooting in the northern West Bank, Palestinian Media Watch...

  • Jewish school is denied request to change basketball tourney time

    February 27, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    An Orthodox high school in Texas was rejected in its request to have the state basketball semifinals rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the Jewish Sabbath.

    In a decision Monday, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools informed the Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston...

  • Shafir leaves for Eurobasket tourney with shooter sleeve

    June 16, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Orthodox Jewish women’s basketball player Naama Shafir accompanied the Israel national team to Poland for the Eurobasket tournament.

    FIBA Europe—the Munich-based organization that governs basketball in Europe – had denied a request by the Israeli squad for Shafir to wear a T-shirt...

  • Leaders of the PAC are back

    By Carin Davis

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Pac-10 Mens' Basketball Tournament returns to Staples Center this week, and Jewish athletes Derek Glasser and Alex Pribble join their teams in the quest for the Conference Tournament Title.

    Glasser, the starting point guard for Arizona State Sun Devils (8-21; 2-16 in Pac-10)...

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  • 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...
  • Ghanaian Kicks It Up for Israel Fans

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    World Cup viewers were confronted with more than one big surprise on Saturday when Ghana defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in what was perhaps the greatest upset of the tournament so far. The second shocker came when Ghanaian defender John Pantsil pulled an Israeli flag out of his sock...

  • 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....

  • 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,...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    GO GRETCHEN GO!

    A movie about the "big 3-0" and a good cause drew the famous and the wannabe famous to Club Ivar in Hollywood as "Gretchen Brettschneider Skirts Thirty" had its L.A. premiere on Sept. 28. The screening of the San Diego Film Festival Jury Prize-winner, written,...

  • 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...

  • Mensch Madness

    By Carin Davis

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If you're looking to win your office March Madness pool, put your money on the Jews. Representing the West Coast in this year's dance are Cal forward/center Amit Tamir and Stanford University guard/forward Dan Grunfeld.

    Grunfeld has been a reliable force off the bench this season,...

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