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Jun 4, 2015

Nazi-era work Carmina Burana debuts at Israel’s Masada Festival

MASADA, Israel (Reuters) – Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, composed in the Nazi era, will be showcased at an Israeli opera festival against the backdrop of a towering desert plateau that stands as a symbol of Jewish resistance and sacrifice.

Orff’s cantata comprising 24 poems, mostly in Latin, is one of the most popular works in classical music, particularly the opening bars of the first movement “O Fortuna”.

May 27, 2015

Alleging racism, Palestinians seek to have Israel suspended from world soccer

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Dressed in the black and yellow of Beitar Jerusalem soccer team and holding aloft banners reading “Pure Forever” and “Beitar Good For The Jews”, La Familia is Israel’s most notorious soccer gang, denounced by the club they purport to support.

As the Palestine Football Association (PFA) pushes ahead with a vote at FIFA this Friday calling for Israel to be suspended from world soccer’s governing body, the behavior of some Beitar Jerusalem fans is at the heart of the PFA complaint.

May 20, 2015

Soccer-Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrate unique treble after Cup victory

JERUSALEM, May 20 (Reuters) – Maccabi Tel Aviv registered a unique domestic treble after thrashing Hapoel Beersheba 6-2 on Wednesday to win the Israeli State Cup for a 23rd time.

Maccabi added the cup to the 22nd league championship which they secured on Sunday with two matches left until the end of the season, and the lesser Toto Cup in December.

May 19, 2015

Blatter proposes holding Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace match’

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, visiting the Middle East to try to persuade the Palestine FA (PFA) to drop a proposal to suspend Israel from the world body, on Tuesday proposed a peace match between their national teams.

Blatter appeared at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said he was “on a mission of peace”. He meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestine FA chief Jibril Rajoub on Wednesday.

May 19, 2015

Soccer-Blatter proposes holding Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace match’

JERUSALEM, May 19 (Reuters) – FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, visiting the Middle East to try to persuade the Palestine FA (PFA) to drop a proposal to suspend Israel from the world body, on Tuesday proposed a peace match between their national teams.

Blatter appeared at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said he was “on a mission of peace”. He meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestine FA chief Jibril Rajoub on Wednesday.

May 17, 2015

Soccer-Maccabi Tel Aviv win third consecutive Israeli title

JERUSALEM, May 17 (Reuters) – Maccabi Tel Aviv won a third consecutive Israeli Premier League title on Sunday after a 2-1 win over nearest challengers Hapoel Kiryat Shmona and they will play in Champions League qualifying next season.

Maccabi opened an unassailable nine-point gap over Kiryat Shmona with two matches left to play. They can complete a rare domestic treble on Wednesday if they beat Hapoel Beersheba in the State Cup final. They won the Toto Cup earlier this season.

May 6, 2015

Israeli FA to meet Blatter in effort to avert suspension

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s top soccer administrators will meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Wednesday in a late bid to avert a vote called by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from the world body.

An official from Israel’s FA told Reuters that chairman Ofer Eini and chief executive Rotem Kamer would urge Blatter to use his influence to strike the Palestinian FA’s (PFA) proposal from the FIFA Congress agenda on May 29.

May 6, 2015

Soccer-Israeli FA to meet Blatter in effort to avert suspension

JERUSALEM, May 6 (Reuters) – Israel’s top soccer administrators will meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Wednesday in a late bid to avert a vote called by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from the world body.

An official from Israel’s FA told Reuters that chairman Ofer Eini and chief executive Rotem Kamer would urge Blatter to use his influence to strike the Palestinian FA’s (PFA) proposal from the FIFA Congress agenda on May 29.

Apr 27, 2015

Israel evacuates surrogate-born babies and Israeli parents from Nepal

JERUSALEM, April 26 (Reuters) – Israel began evacuating
infants born to surrogate mothers and their Israeli parents from
Nepal on Monday, on the return legs of flights sent to provide
earthquake relief.

Many Israeli male couples have fathered children with the
help of surrogate mothers in Nepal because in Israel the
procedure is limited by law to heterosexual partners.

Apr 19, 2015

Israeli FA to discuss Palestinian ban call with FIFA, UEFA

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Worried Israeli football chiefs are preparing to fight a Palestinian proposal to have their Football Association suspended from FIFA next month and will meet top officials in Switzerland in the coming week.

“Our understanding is that (Israel’s suspension) will be put to a vote and we are preparing for it with everybody we need,” Israeli FA (IFA) chief executive Rotem Kamer told Israel’s Army Radio on Sunday.