In its near-80-year history, the capital’s largest club has yet to field an Arab player. The time has come to end this exclusion, but also to understand the reasons behind it. A Haaretz Sports special project.
Soccer team operates in gray area – it doesn’t have to hire Arabs if it doesn’t want to.
As Tabib’s stewardship begins, soccer pundits are learning the lessons of a turbulent period under Arcadi Gaydamak.
Reuven Atar’s two sons were promising young players at Maccabi Haifa, until their father was sacked. Other former star players question the club’s behavior.
After years of writing TV shows for humans, Ron Levi switched to programming for an overlooked but intensely loyal audience: dogs.
The only community in which soccer for females has taken off is Israel's Anglos. Others fear developing 'unfeminine' figures.
Dmitriy Kroyter and Anatoly Shafran high jump.
Lee Korzits and Tom Korzits windsurfing.
Alice Schlesinger and Pavel Musin judo.
Anastasia Glushkov and Tatiana Zim synchronized swimming.
Sometimes the relationship between athlete and trainer goes even deeper than blood ties. So what happens when you mix family with competitive sports?
Sunday's final two rubbers will be played for the record alone.
Panathinaikos made a 22-0 run spanning the first and second quarters and built up a 34-point lead as it trounced Maccabi 93-73.
The Jabal Mukkaber soccer club has filed suit against Hapoel Haifa, which it claims has stolen away star midfielder Ali Khatib, who - it says - is in breach of contract. Now the Palestinian club plans to take its case to FIFA in Switzerland.
Cantu cannot count on history when it visits Maccabi Tel Aviv Thursday night. The Italian squad lost all four of its games at Yad Eliahu against Maccabi between 1976 and 1984.
Wife's pregnancy may be interfering with the play of Sofoklis Schortsanitis, say others at Maccabi.
Minister snubs opening of exhibit dedicated to Jewish athletes, which curator says is indicative of the country’s disdain for sports culture.
The numbers are frightening: Some 70 percent of Israelis gamble and 20 percent of these are defined as pathological gamblers. Almost 700,000 Israelis are addicted in one way or another to the disease.
The two top scorers in Israeli soccer this season are Arabs, which is a source of great prestige, but they are still not about to be players on the national team.
Jerusalem's popular soccer team has yet to employ an Arab player, since established in 1936, despite the fact that a third of Jerusalem's residents are Arabs.