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Israel clinches first-ever spot in World Baseball Classic

Blue and white team hammers Great Britain 9-1 in New York to earn place in ‘world cup of baseball,’ to be held in South Korea Israel became the final team to qualify for next year’s World Baseball Classic tournament with a 9-1 rout of Great Britain on Sunday. Read more at Times of Israel.

NBA Star Amar’e Stoudemire Hosts Basketball Clinic in Jerusalem

Amar’e Stoudemire wasted no time endearing himself to the residents of his new home country of Israel, hosting a basketball clinic this week in Jerusalem for local children in the city’s Malha Arena. The 6-time NBA All-Star, who announced his retirement from the league at the beginning of this month, recently signed a 2-year deal […]

Israel’s Yarden Gerbi Wins Bronze at Women’s Judo; The Country’s First Medal in Rio!

“After what I’ve been through today, nothing is heavy,” she remarked when asked if the medal is weighing on her neck. “There were two very difficult moments today. The time just before the first fight is really difficult, because you know that if you lose you go home. The second moment was the loss in […]

Life-Saving Israeli App Makes Appearance at Olympics

SayVU is an application that sends a distress signal to an emergency call center from any phone, even if it is locked. SayVU established a center in Rio, where the technology is now handling emergency and distress calls. The company was selected as part of the Olympics’ comprehensive security network, along with Israeli firms International […]

TV Star Jeremy Piven Teams Up with Omri Casspi on Israel Trip

American Jewish actor Jeremy Piven, best known for his portrayal of lovably ruthless agent Ari Gold in HBO’s Entourage TV series, joined a string of NBA players and other celebrities on a trip to Israel from Thursday, courtesy of basketball player Omri Casspi’s foundation to promote the Jewish state. Also on the trip is basketball […]

Israel Stuns Germany, to Face Wales in Lacrosse Euro Semis

The Israel men’s national team used a four-goal burst in the second quarter to stun Germany 8-4 in the quarterfinals of the 2016 ELF European Lacrosse Championships on Wednesday in Budapest. The blue-and-white is now one win away from securing the program’s first medal, which would be a monumental achievement for the five year- old […]