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    An Italian soccer player is being criticized for raising his arm in a fascist salute. Piero Di Canio, who plays for Rome’s Lazio team, gave the salute to Lazio fans during a match in Livorno on Sunday. Di Canio, who has Fascist symbols tattooed on his arms, later said he was proud of the gesture. More ▸

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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 ▸