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Apr 13, 2012

Soccer-Maccabi Tel Aviv name Jordi Cruyff as sports director

JERUSALEM, April 13 (Reuters) – Maccabi Tel Aviv have named
former Dutch international Jordi Cruyff as sports director and
he will start work at the end of the season, the club said on
Friday.

The ex-Manchester United and Barcelona forward, who is
leaving as director of football at Cypriot club AEK Larnaca,
will be presented at a news conference on Sunday.

Apr 10, 2012

Soccer-Maccabi Petah Tikva docked three points after brawl

JERUSALEM, April 10 (Reuters) – Maccabi Petah Tikva were
docked three points and had a player and a coach suspended by
the Israel Football Association (IFA) on Tuesday after an
on-pitch brawl broke out following their 2-1 Premier League win
against Hapoel Haifa.

The IFA also suspended three Hapoel players after the ugly
scenes on March 31 led to Haifa striker Ali Hatib being head
butted by Petah Tikva goalkeeping coach Ami Genish.

Apr 2, 2012

Kiryat Shmona brings hope to Israeli outpost

KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel (Reuters) – New Israeli soccer champions Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona have won their first major title, bringing hope, joy and vitality to a place better known as a target for rockets fired by militants from nearby Lebanon.

The club from Israel’s most northerly town secured the title with five matches to play after opening an unassailable 16-point lead over their nearest challengers following Monday’s 0-0 home draw with Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Apr 2, 2012

Soccer-Kiryat Shmona brings hope to Israeli outpost

KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel, April 2 (Reuters) – New Israeli
soccer champions Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona have won their first
major title, bringing hope, joy and vitality to a place better
known as a target for rockets fired by militants from nearby
Lebanon.

The club from Israel’s most northerly town secured the title
with five matches to play after opening an unassailable 16-point
lead over their nearest challengers following Monday’s 0-0 home
draw with Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Apr 2, 2012

Soccer-Unfancied Kiryat Shmona win Israeli league crown

JERUSALEM, (Reuters) – Hapoel Kiryat Shmona won their first
Israeli league title on Monday after a 0-0 home draw with Hapoel
Tel Aviv gave them an unassailable lead over their nearest
challengers with five matches remaining.

The victory gave Kiryat Shmona 67 points from 32 matches and
opened a 16-point gap over Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Tel Aviv,
both on 51 points with only 15 points left to play for.

Mar 8, 2012

Israel won’t attack Iran in days or weeks-Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will give sanctions on Iran a chance to work and will not attack its nuclear installations in the coming days or weeks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday after returning from talks in Washington.

“I am not standing with a stopwatch in hand. It is not a matter days or weeks, but also not a matter of years. Everybody understands this,” Netanyahu told commercial Channel 10 in an excerpt from a recorded interview.

Mar 7, 2012

Families of Munich dead want IOC to remember 1972 tragedy

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Forty years after 11 Israelis were killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Games, the families of the dead are urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to organize an official commemoration.

Two widows of athletes who were killed have long campaigned for the 1972 victims to be remembered at Olympic opening ceremonies – either through the IOC president’s welcome speech or with a moment of silence – but they fear their call for a commemoration in London on July 27 will again be ignored.

Mar 7, 2012

Olympics-Families of Munich dead want IOC to remember 1972 tragedy

TEL AVIV, March 7 (Reuters) – Forty years after 11
Israelis were killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich
Games, the families of the dead are urging the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) to organise an official commemoration.

Two widows of athletes who were killed have long campaigned
for the 1972 victims to be remembered at Olympic opening
ceremonies – either through the IOC president’s welcome speech
or with a moment of silence – but they fear their call for a
commemoration in London on July 27 will again be ignored.

Feb 29, 2012

Soccer-Ukraine make it a losing start for Israel coach Guttman

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Feb 29 (Reuters) – Euro 2012
co-hosts Ukraine gave Eli Guttman a losing start to his reign as
Israel coach by registering a 3-2 victory in a friendly on
Wednesday.

The visitors dominated the first half and capitalised on
Israeli defensive errors in a fast-paced match played in driving
rain.

Feb 23, 2012

U.S., Israel coordinated on steps against Iran: envoy

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States and Israel are coordinated on steps being taken to combat Iran’s perceived nuclear threat and the two allies have been planning to ensure “all other options” are available, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Thursday.

Ambassador Dan Shapiro said both countries were hoping the economic sanctions in place would persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions, and they were having a “significant effect” but had not yet achieved their goal.