Hall of Fame Touchdown in Israel Roundup

A lot has happened over the past couple of days for football in Israel and if your head is spinning, we’re here to make sense of it all. For all the stories, pictures, videos and news from the Kraft Family Touchdown in Israel II, check out our round-up below: June 15 – High School Football…

Israel Baseball: So Much More Than a Cinderella Story

Well, it’s official. Israel is the first team to advance to the second round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Israel came into Seoul, played two teams they had (supposedly) no chance of beating, won both games and (thanks to a tight win by the Netherlands) will be moving on. Wait, what? Yes, you read…

Israelis at Rio, Part 2: New Sports

In the first installment of this series, we discussed the Israeli swim team, but now I would like talk about some new events for the Israeli Olympic Delegation. Cycling In cycling, Israel sent two participants who competed for the first time ever. First, we had Shani Bloch in the road race. The 37-year-old was able to make her…

Israelis at Rio, Part 1: Swimming

Now that we’ve had a chance to get over the excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympics, it’s time to take a look back at how our Israeli delegation performed. Rio may not have been the ideal host for an Olympiad, but Israel flew to Brazil with their biggest delegation ever – 47 athletes from 17 different…

Interview With Israel Curling’s T.J. Casser

While 2016 is featuring the Summer Olympic Games, we decided to have a chat with Theodore Casser of Israel Curling – a rather unique team for the Middle East – about the growth of the sport in Israel and what lies ahead. 1. Curling in Israel? How did that come to be? I myself found out…

Foreign Athletes in Israeli Sports, The History

Before 1978, Israel was just like any 30 year old – trying to prove it can still run with the young guns and compete on the court, but ultimately ending up winded on the sidelines. That year, legislature was passed allowing foreign athletes to join the Israel Ligat HaAl (the Israel Basketball Super League) and…

IFL in 2016 – Where Less is More

It’s not a very common occurrence for something positive to evolve out of what initially seemed as a step in the wrong direction. Prior to the 2015-2016 IFL season, there was hype/rumors/talk/plans for the largest group of teams this league had ever seen. Come kickoff time, the final number was 8, and feelings drifted towards…

Winter Olympics in Israel One Skeleton at a Time

Let’s be honest, the Summer Olympics suck. Take away Phelps and Bolt and there is literally no reason to watch them. Sorry, but I’m from Canada, it’s all about the hockey and curling and snowboarding and skeleton and more hockey. #sorrynotsorry But being a fan of the Winter Olympics (and winter, really) is a bit…

Unlikely Clubs to Clash for 1st IPLL Championship

When it comes to Middle Eastern sports, lacrosse certainly isn’t topping anyone’s list. In fact, lacrosse is something that many people in Israel haven’t even heard of. It’s funny because due to the citizenship laws allowing foreign players to be eligible to play for Israel’s national team, the small country is actually one of the…

Touch ‘Em All, Eitan – That’s a Pretty Big Home Run

Over the past few days since the idea for this site popped into my head I have been thinking of what to feature as my inaugural post. The plan for this site is to discuss, analyze, celebrate and enjoy Israeli sports and with so much going on right now it was a tough choice. But…