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.

In Tel Aviv, Sirens, Soccer, and an Uneasy Night

A family takes cover in the stairwell as rockets from Gaza are intercepted

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

Lemur at Israeli Zoo Predicts World Cup Winners

Max, a red-ruffed lemur, has gotten 7 of his 12 guesses correct so far

Are Nike’s Soulless Soccer Robots Jewish?

Some see troubling signs in the company’s new World Cup video

Soccer, Like Politics, Is About Corruption, Incompetence, and Obsessing With the Jews

Ravaged by allegations of widespread corruption, FIFA—world soccer’s controlling body—focuses on Israel

In Europe, Elites Create the Atmosphere That Allows Popular Anti-Semitism to Grow

The furor over the ‘quenelle’ salute mirrors the refusal of Olympic officials to commemorate murdered Israeli athletes

In the U.S., Soccer Has a Distinctive Voice, and It Belongs to Andrés Cantor

In the run-up to next year’s World Cup, the Argentine-born announcer is perfecting his signature call: GGGGOOOOAAAALLLL!

Forget Who Is a Jew. For British Soccer Fans, Question Is, Can You Be a Yid?

For decades, Tottenham Spurs fans have used the slur as a badge of pride. Now the Football Association wants them to stop.

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