Israeli Comedy Scores Points by Bringing Together Soccer and Gay Politics

In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.

Soccer Fanaticism Leads to Violence Everywhere

Israel is no different than any other sports-obsessed country

Soccer Thugs Burned a Palestinian Boy Alive in Jerusalem

A close-knit gang of Beitar Jerusalem fans known as ‘La Familia’ ignites the Middle East

As Israeli Soccer Season Opens, the World’s Eyes Are on One Team: Beitar Jerusalem

But the team’s racist episodes are the exception in a league full of Jews and Arabs competing peacefully, says a former player

Disgraced and Exiled Rabbi Is Back in Business

Leib Tropper is teaching and lecturing in Staten Island

So Much for Rescuing Beitar Jerusalem

A writer’s plea goes up in smoke

Fighting Soccer’s Barbarians

My beloved Beitar Jerusalem has some racist fans. Instead of abandoning the team, we should take it back.

Israel’s Arab-Free Soccer Team

Even in a raucous sports culture, Betar Jerusalem fans stand out for their racist views and hooliganism

Sundown: Israel’s Changing Demographics

Plus former Mossad head criticizes Romney, and more

Daybreak: ‘Goldstone 2′ on the Settlements?

Plus intel is that Iran hasn’t yet decided on bomb, and more in the news

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