TEL AVIV, Dec 27 (Reuters) – The Israel Football
Association unveiled home-born Eli Guttman as national coach on
Tuesday in place of Frenchman Luis Fernandez, and said he was
the most popular choice the team had ever had.
Guttman, 53, has a reputation for being a methodical and
meticulous tactician and was the only candidate considered for
the position. He received unanimous backing from the 11-member
IFA board, initially on a two-year deal.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel Wednesday said four European U.N. Security Council members should support a resumption of stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks because their criticism of the Jewish state could sideline them from negotiations.
Tuesday, representatives of Britain, France, Germany and Portugal said a briefing by U.N. assistant secretary-general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco had made clear to the 15-nation council that Israeli settlement activity was undermining attempts to restart peace talks.
JERUSALEM, Dec 20 (Reuters) – The tenure of Israel
coach Luis Fernandez effectively ended on Tuesday and a new
coach will be named next month, the country’s Football
Israeli FA officials said former Hapoel Tel Aviv coach Eli
Guttman would be officially named as soon as Fernandez’s
contract expired at the end of the year.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has given final approval to the building of 40 new homes at a settlement in the occupied West Bank to replace temporary structures there, the settlement’s council head said Monday.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed over a year ago in a dispute over Israeli settlement building.
JERUSALEM, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Maccabi Tel Aviv sacked
coach Motti Iwanir on Monday after he failed to improve the
fortunes of Israel’s biggest club having been in the job for
almost a year.
“In view of the run of recent bad results (owner) Mitch
Goldhar has informed coach Iwanir that his contract with the
club will be terminated,” Maccabi said in a statement on their
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – FIFA has given a Druze Arab from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights permission to play for Israel even though he is not a citizen of the country, the Israel FA said.
Maccabi Haifa’s Weaam Amasha is the leading Israeli league scorer this season with 12 goals from 13 matches and he has notched six in European club competition but he was unable to play for Israel because he does not own a passport.
JERUSALEM, Dec 1 (Reuters) – FIFA has given a Druze
Arab from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights permission to play
for Israel even though he is not a citizen of the country, the
Israel FA said.
Maccabi Haifa’s Weaam Amasha is the leading Israeli league
scorer this season with 12 goals from 13 matches and he has
notched six in European club competition but he was unable to
play for Israel because he does not own a passport.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s cabinet decided on Monday to continue to withhold tax revenues owed to the Palestinian Authority and international envoys ended talks with no sign of a breakthrough in efforts to restart peace talks.
The freeze on the transfer of funds collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority was imposed on November 1, a day after the Palestinians won full membership of the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO as part of their unilateral drive for statehood.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former President Moshe Katsav raped a former aide and molested two other women who worked for him, Israel’s Supreme Court said on Thursday, upholding his conviction in a lower court and a seven-year jail term.
“He misused his high position and defiled the bodies and dignity of (his accusers),” the three-justice panel said in a unanimous ruling against Katsav’s appeal and ordered him to report to jail to begin serving his sentence on December 7.
ACRE, Israel (Reuters) – An Israeli mother-and-daughter play performed at a recent theater festival climaxed with the tale of the killing of a Gaza doctor’s family, a 2009 event that brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict deep into Israeli living rooms.
“Explosive: War tourism” culminated with the sounds of an audio recording of Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish’s cries, heard live at the time on Israeli TV, as he pleaded in a phone call to an Israeli reporter friend asking him to get the army to stop shooting at his house.