Israeli Sports

Israeli sports hold a significant niche in the competitive world of European sports and Israel's sports stars, as well as, Jewish athletes from around the world are presented and celebrated for their contributions and achievements. Sports enthusiasts will love the section Israeli sports for the best of Jewish sports stars and their achievements.

 TEAM ISRAEL won a silver medal this week at the European Baseball Championships in Torino, Italy, after a heartbreaking 9-4 loss to the Netherlands in the final.

Behind the silver lining for blue-and-white baseball

 ROMAN SORKIN (front) made his Maccabi Tel Aviv debut on Wednesday night after coming over from Maccabi Haifa. The forward had six points as the yellow-and-blue beat Maccabi Rishon Lezion 87-68 in the Winner Cup quarterfinals.

The dawn of a bright new season for Mac TA

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 PARALYMPIAN IYAD SHALABI celebrates after bringing home the swimming gold for Israel in the 100-meter backstroke, September 2.

What’s behind the success of the Israeli Olympics, Paralympics teams?

By HOWARD BLAS
 Netanya basketball stadium Yeshurun. Alfasi coached teams in Nahariya, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Eilat and his hometown Netanya.

Israeli basketball coach dies at 49 from COVID complications

 Team Israel wins silver after heartbreaking loss to the Netherlands in the final game of the European Baseball Championships, on September 20, 2021.

Baseball: Israel loses European Championship to Netherlands, wins silver

  Joey Wagman knocks home the wining run after pitching 7 innings, allowing only one earned run and striking out 10 Czech batters

Israel squeezes past Czech Republic into baseball semi-finals

 Israel tackle football story by Jerusalem Post Sports Staff – Picture of Israel-vs-Hungary

Hungary devours Israel

 MACCABI RISHON LEZION coach Guy Goodes will be taking over from Oded Katash on the Israel National Team.

Guy Goodes to succeed Katash as head coach of Israel National Team

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 RICHMOND BOAKYE (center) celebrates with his Beitar Jerusalem teammates after scoring his side’s second goal in the 55th minute of the yellow-and-black’s 3-0 victory over city rival Hapoel Jerusalem in Monday’s night’s derby at Teddy Stadium

Beitar bests Hapoel in Jerusalem derby

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 UP AND coming: Israeli Rhythmic gymnast Nicol Zelikman was a two-time medalist at the 2016 European Junior Championships.

This is why Israel’s female athletes are so fierce

By ILANA SHTOTLAND
 Team Israel beat France 10-0 in their game at the European Baseball Championships, on September 13, 2021.

Baseball: Israel routs France, eyes a place in the quarterfinals

 MACCABI HAIFA (in green) and Maccabi Tel Aviv will both be hosting Conference League group stage matches tonight, with the Greens entertaining Feyenoord and the yellow-and-blue facing Alashkert FC at Bloomfield Stadium.

Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa host continental contests

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 Israel's baseball team celebrates their win over Russia at the start of the European Championships, on September 12, 2021.

Baseball: Israel beats Russia to open European Championship

 Israel's Tal Ben Haim

Tal Ben Haim: A blue-and-white soccer career, well played

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 Israel's Munas Dabbur celebrates scoring Israel's second goal of the game with Bibras Natcho.

Arab-Israeli soccer star Munas Dabbur heavily booed during Israel win

 Soccer Football - World Cup - UEFA Qualifiers - Group F - Israel v Austria - Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa, Israel - September 4, 2021 Israel's Shon Weissman celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammates.

Israel wins 5-2 against Austria in World Cup qualifying match

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 BUGESERA CYCLING TEAM members pose with ISN trainers.

Israel Start-Up Nation trains Rwanda cycling team

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
  ISRAELI-ARAB SWIMMER Iyad Shalabi won his second gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics yesterday in the 50-meter backstroke event.

Double gold for Shalabi

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
 ISRAEL STRIKER Eran Zahavi (center) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal – his first of three on the night – for the blue-and-white in its 4-0 away victory at the Faroe Islands in Group F World Cup qualifying.

Blue-and-white notches dominant triumph

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
Bronze Medalist Avishag Semberg speaks at the memorial service this week for the 11 Israeli athletes who were killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Olympic Committee of Israel celebrates Tokyo success, memorializes Munich 11

  ISRAEL NATIONAL TEAM coach Willi Ruttensteiner is hopeful of a good week ahead, with World Cup qualifiers at the Faroe Islands tonight and against Austria at home on Saturday before visiting Denmark on Tuesday.

Israel resumes World Cup qualifying with duel at Faroe Islands

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
AFTER FINISHING second and third, respectively, in the standings last season, Maccabi Tel Aviv (in yellow) and Ashdod SC both opened the new campaign with losses.

Multiple upsets to open soccer campaign

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 Israeli tennis player Gur Trakhtenberg mid-game

Getting Israelis to the top of the tennis world

By HOWARD BLAS
 Louis Malaka hoists the flag at the Olympics

Meet the Israeli Olympic star you may have missed

 FANS ARE set to fill the stands as the Israel Premier League season begins this weekend, with Maccabi Haifa looking to satisfy its supporters with another title.

Time to kick off Israeli soccer campaign

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 Holon Vipers forward Yan Raskin protects the puck from Bat Yam Dolphins defenseman Jake Nowry

Hockey in Holon: Ice sport takes over Holy Land despite heat

By BEN BARUCH
Iyad Shalabi of Israel reacts after winning gold.

Israeli-Arab swimmer Iyad Shalabi wins gold medal in Paralympics

 MORAN SAMUEL is a veteran Israeli Paralympian who will vie for medals over the next two weeks in Tokyo.

Israeli Paralympians have high hopes

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
 Israeli Paralympic uniform

Inclusive fashion brand designs Israeli Paralympic uniform

  TJARRON CHERY was once again the star for Maccabi Haifa, scoring a pair of goals in the Greens’ 3-3 Conference League first-leg draw against Neftci Baku in Azerbaijan.

UEFA: Up-and-down first legs for Israeli sides

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
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