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Danielle Wolfson, the first Israeli woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest. Credit: Courtesy.

Israeli woman makes history as she summits Mount Everest

A 43-year-old woman raised the Israeli flag at the summit of Mount Everest on May 23. Danielle Wolfson, 43, is the first female Israeli to reach the top of the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) peak and only...
An Iranian judo player at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

International Federation imposes four-year judo ban on Iran over discrimination

The International Judo Federation suspended Iran on Thursday for attempting to prevent its athletes compete against opponents from Israel, reported The Associated Press. The IJF imposed a four-year ban that prevents Iranian judokas from competing at...
Russian Jewish chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi (left). Credit: FIDE International Chess Federation.

Russian Jewish chess player to challenge world champion for title in UAE

Russian Jewish chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi will challenge the current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, for the title in Dubai later this year after winning the FIDE Candidates Tournament on Monday with a round to spare. The...
Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona captain Tal Dan hoists the FIBA Cup, April 25, 2021. Source: Twitter/Ironi Ness Ziona.

Defeating odds, Israeli team crowned FIBA Europe Cup champion

Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona has been crowned the new International Basketball Federation Europe (FIBA) Cup champions, after beating Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski and earning their first title in a European club...
The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Credit: Maykova Galina/Shutterstock.

Activists urge Olympic Committee to sanction Iran over boycott of Israeli athletes

A group of athletes and human-rights activists are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to sanction Iran’s Olympic program because of the country’s repeated attempts to have its athletes avoid competing against Israelis. In a letter sent...
Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija at a practice in December 2020. Credit: The Washington Wizards.

Deni Avdija out for rest of season with ankle injury

On Wednesday night, 2,133 lucky Washington Wizards fans saw their hometown team in person at the Capitol One Arena for the first time this season and for the first time in 407 days. They...
Chelsea stadium, home to Chelsea FC, one of the clubs originally involved in the European Super League. Credit: Hanafi Latif/Shutterstock.

Backlash against European Super League triggers wave of anti-Semitic hate online

A backlash against the proposed European Super League, a new professional soccer league announced on Sunday, has triggered a wave of anti-Semitic hate online. Soccer fans who oppose the ESL blamed Jews for “ruining” soccer,...
Team Israel baseball, headed to the Tokyo Summer Olympics, to take place from July 23 to Aug. 8. Photo by Margo Sugarman.

Team Israel baseball submits expanded roster for Tokyo Summer Olympics

The general manager of the Team Israel baseball has submitted an expanded roster of 44 players to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), baseball’s international governing body and the organizer of the baseball competition at the...
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, Jan. 19, 2014. Credit: Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia Commons.

New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman retires from NFL

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman announced on Monday that he is retiring from the National Football League due to a knee injury. “Nothing in my career has ever come easy and no surprise,...
Israeli-American pitcher Dean Kremer, starting for the Baltimore Orioles, on April 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israel makes history at ‘The House That Ruth Built’

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer holds the distinction of being the only Israeli to pitch at “The House That Ruth Built.” After Tuesday night’s start against the Yankees in New York City, he reported that...