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    A German soccer team apologized on behalf of fans who unfurled an anti-Semitic banner at a game Monday. The banner featured the word “Juden,” or Jews, with the letter D emphasized as a slur against the Dynamo Dresden team. The image was broadcast live on German television. Germany’s soccer scene is under increasing scrutiny as… More ▸

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    The Palestinian Football Association intends to punish soccer players who played on a joint “peace team” with Israelis. Last week’s game against Barcelona was greeted internationally as a sign that Israelis and Palestinians could cooperate for peace. “The Palestinian F.A. will form a committee to investigate the players who participated in the match” and “everyone… More ▸

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    A famous Israeli Arab soccer player may join an Israeli soccer team known for its anti-Arab fans. Betar Jerusalem reportedly is making a bid to sign Abbas Suan from Bnei Sakhnin. Suan made international headlines after he scored a big goal for Israel’s national team in a World Cup qualifying game earlier this year, and… More ▸

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    Israeli Arab soccer players protested a refusal by Israel’s soccer federation to reschedule soccer games during Ramadan. Monday’s protest came after a mixed Arab-Jewish team played a game Saturday night that began four minutes after sundown. More ▸

  • Highlights of Jewish News: 5765 September 2004

    CHICAGO — MRIs are more effective at detecting breast cancer caused by gene mutations occurring in some 2 percent of Ashkenazi women than are mammographies, according to a new study. The study involving the mutation to the BRCA genes, which have been linked to breast and ovarian cancers in Ashkenazi Jewish women, is published in… More ▸

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    With help from a French soccer star, French anti-racist groups are investigating how to combat racism and anti-Semitism. The investigation by the groups, which include SOS Racisme, the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism and the Union of Jewish Students of France, comes after the group met on the issue with the French minister of… More ▸

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    Eighty-five policemen reportedly were injured in Rome after clashes with soccer fans who chanted anti-Semitic slogans and held banners with swastikas. The violence occurred Sunday during a match between Lazio and Livorno. Some Lazio fans, who are known to be right-wingers, yelled “Jews, Jews” at the Livorno players, yet also yelled “Fedayeen,” referring to the… More ▸

  • Israel’s Arabs Feel Hopeful As They Prepare to Remember Their Defeats

    As Arabs throughout the region prepared to commemorate Land Day, an annual protest day in the Israeli Arab community, the mood among Israel’s one million Arab citizens rarely had been better. Viewed objectively, the situation of Arabs in Israeli society has not improved drastically, but at least they’re starting to feel that they’re being taken… More ▸