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Apr 19, 2015

Soccer-Israeli FA to discuss Palestinian ban call with FIFA, UEFA

JERUSALEM, April 19 (Reuters) – Worried Israeli soccer 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.

Apr 4, 2015

Iran president views nuclear deal as start of new relationship with world

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Iran’s president said on Friday that a framework for a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world, after Iranians greeted the announcement of the accord with celebrations in the streets.

U.S. President Barack Obama also hailed what he called a “historic understanding,” although diplomats cautioned that hard work lies ahead to strike a final deal. That work will include efforts by Obama to sell an eventual accord to critics at home, and to close ally Israel, which denounced the interim agreement and pressed for more safeguards in coming negotiations.

Apr 3, 2015

Iran president: nuclear deal is start of new relationship to world

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Iran’s president said on Friday that a framework for a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world, after his countrymen greeted the announcement of the accord with celebrations in the streets.

U.S. President Barack Obama also hailed an “historic understanding”, although diplomats cautioned that hard work lies ahead to strike a final deal.

Apr 3, 2015

Netanyahu says in any nuclear deal Iran must recognize Israel’s right to exist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that any final nuclear deal with Iran must include a commitment from Tehran recognizing Israel’s right to exist.

Netanyahu, whose address to the U.S. Congress last month failed to stop the United States and five other major powers agreeing a framework accord with Tehran on Thursday, made the demand after his security cabinet met to discuss the deal.

Apr 3, 2015

Netanyahu tells Obama Iran deal threatens Israel; to convene top ministers

JERUSALEM, April 3 (Reuters) – Israel’s Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu will convene his security cabinet on Friday
to discuss the framework deal reached between world powers and
Iran, after telling U.S. President Barack Obama in a phone call
that he “vehemently opposed” the agreement.

Obama called Netanyahu within hours of the deal being
struck, saying it represented significant progress toward a
lasting solution that cuts off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon.

Apr 2, 2015

Israeli FA vows to repel Palestinian call for suspension

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli Football Association is confident that FIFA will not follow through on the Palestine FA’s request for a suspension to be imposed on the Jewish state.

The Palestine FA said earlier this week it would request the suspension at next month’s FIFA Congress because it believes Israel is hampering its football activities.

Apr 2, 2015

Soccer-Israeli FA vows to repel Palestinian call for suspension

JERUSALEM, April 2 (Reuters) – The Israeli Football Association is confident that FIFA will not follow through on the Palestine FA’s request for a suspension to be imposed on the Jewish state.

The Palestine FA said earlier this week it would request the suspension at next month’s FIFA Congress because it believes Israel is hampering its soccer activities.

Mar 31, 2015

Fellaini goal earns Belgium 1-0 win over Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Marouane Fellaini grabbed an early goal as 10-man Belgium survived Israel’s spirited second-half performance to earn a 1-0 win in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Belgium dominated the first half but could not capitalise beyond Fellaini’s close-range effort in the ninth minute when he was teed up by captain Vincent Kompany who was later sent off.

Mar 31, 2015

Soccer-Fellaini goal earns Belgium 1-0 win over Israel

JERUSALEM, March 31 (Reuters) – Marouane Fellaini grabbed an early goal as 10-man Belgium survived Israel’s spirited second-half performance to earn a 1-0 win in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Belgium dominated the first half but could not capitalise beyond Fellaini’s close-range effort in the ninth minute when he was teed up by captain Vincent Kompany who was later sent off.

Mar 28, 2015

Bale forgets about Real woes as Wales set course for finals

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) – Gareth Bale forgot all about his recent troubles at Real Madrid when scoring twice in a superb Wales victory over Israel on Saturday that kept them on course for next year’s Euro 2016 finals in France.

The 3-0 win, which lifted Wales to the top of qualifying Group B, was not just down to the world’s most expensive footballer but he certainly had a lot to do with it with a typically energetic and dynamic performance.