Team Israel Wins Stage in Cycling Grand Tour Race

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An Israeli professional cycling team won a stage of one of the three major international races for the first time ever on Saturday. Alex Dowsett won Stage...

Rider for Israeli Tour de France Team Suspended for Positive Drug Test

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A rider for the Israeli Tour de France team was banned from cycling for four months after failing a drug test. Swiss rider Patrick Schelling is part...

First Israeli to Pitch in MLB Dominates in Orioles Victory Over Yankees

Israeli-American Major League Baseball star Dean Kremer enjoyed a dream debut as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in their 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Kremer...

Israeli Team Cycles Its Way to Tour de France History

For the first time in its 107-year-old history, a team representing the State of Israel is dressed in blue-and-white jerseys and participating in the 21-stage Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in...

Israeli Runner Eyes Litigation to Move Olympics Marathon From Saturday

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Beatie Deutsch, a Sabbath-observing mother of five and aspiring Olympic marathoner in Israel, has hired an attorney to ensure that she can run in the...

Former MLB Player Says Antisemitism Is ‘Rampant’ in Pro Baseball

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) – Former pro baseball player Cody Decker said that anti-Semitism is “rampant throughout baseball” and that an Oakland Athletics coach should be suspended for making a Nazi...

Former Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Tweets Antisemitic Tropes

(JTA) — Larry Johnson, a former NFL running back, is using Twitter to promote antisemitic tropes. Johnson played seven seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs until 2009, when he was...

Natalie Portman Is Owner of New LA Women’s Soccer Team

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — Soccer and Natalie Portman fans have a double reason to celebrate today: The Jewish actress will be a co-owner of a new National Women’s Soccer League...

Charles Barkley Calls Out Black Celebrities for Antisemitism

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Former NBA star and current analyst Charles Barkley has become the latest sports star to speak out against antisemitism among Black celebrities. “Listen, DeSean Jackson, Stephen Jackson,...

Redskins Announce Intention to Change Team’s Name

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — Yielding to mounting pressure from sponsors and advocacy groups, the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced Monday that they are changing their name. The team’s Jewish owner, Daniel Snyder,...
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US secretary of defense arrives in Israel amid Iran tensions

(April 11, 2021 / JNS) U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin touched down in Israel on Sunday for his first official visit to the...

Biden’s new slate of aid to Palestinians comes under intense scrutiny

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A number of pro-Israel groups, Israeli officials and Republicans in Congress are stepping up their scrutiny of the Biden administration’s plans...

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Shlit”a Scheduled to Visit New York This Sunday, April 11th

After more than a year in which Rabbi Pinto Shlita has not traveled due to the coronavirus outbreak as well as his own illness,...

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