Palestinian Football Association head loses FIFA appeal, suspension upheld   

July 21, 2019 by  

A special panel over the weekend rejected an appeal by Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) and upheld a verdict to suspend him for a year from attending FIFA events over his intimidation campaign against Argentina’s team before it was slated to play in Israel. Read more

Five races, five golds – Aussie swimmer stars in Maccabi Pan-American Games

July 16, 2019 by  

After a week of unforgettable sporting experiences, the 14thedition of the Maccabi Pan-American Games has come to an end. Read more

Israeli national baseball team takes first step in qualifying for 2020 Olympics

July 11, 2019 by  

Israel’s national baseball team took its first step towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo over the weekend, winning the Confederation of European Baseball’s (CEB) European Championships Pool in a perfect 6-0 sweep. Read more

Israeli Arab athlete shrugs off pressure in representing nation in competition

July 11, 2019 by  

Israeli high-jump champion Hanin Nasser, 22, was targeted by anti-Israel groups this week for representing Israel in the upcoming 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships. Read more

Israeli athletes come home with 7 medals from European Games in Minsk

July 1, 2019 by  

Israel’s delegation to the European Games in Minsk came home with seven medals, an impressive achievement that far exceeded the team’s initial expectations. Read more

Maccabi NSW honours its stars

April 4, 2019 by  

Maccabi has held its annual Jewish Sports Awards to recognise great sporting achievements for the calendar year 2018. Read more

Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

January 28, 2019 by  

Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championship following failing to guarantee Israeli Para swimmers’ participation. Read more

Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

January 14, 2019 by  

The Malaysian government announced last week that it would deny Israeli para-swimmers visas for the 2019 World Para Swimmers (WPS) Championship slated to take place in Kuching in July, prompting the International Paralympic Committee to intervene. Read more

Paddling her canoe

December 14, 2018 by  

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

Maccabi Australia set for a Big 2019

December 4, 2018 by  

Maccabi Australia is set for a big 2019 and has some ambitious plans for the year ahead. Read more

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

November 7, 2018 by  

The Molins de Rei Municipality in Catalonia, Spain has left Israel’s women water polo team in the lurch after cancelling the venue for a water polo match between Israel and Spain, due to pressure from anti-Israel boycott movements. Read more

An award for the house Dan built

October 21, 2018 by  

Budo for Peace, founded by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim. has won the REGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR 2018 @peaceandsportAwards, awarded based on this Israeli non-profit NGO’s outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport. Read more

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

September 18, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

A mazeltov from Bibi

September 17, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called gymnast Linoy Ashram and congratulated her on winning the silver medal at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

August 29, 2018 by  

An Israeli equestrian has decided to withdraw from an International Equestrian Federation event that serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to its conflict with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19. Read more

Maccabi invites you to Mexico

July 5, 2018 by  

Nominations will open on Friday for athletes to join the Australian Team heading to Mexico City for the Pan American Maccabi Games in July, 2019. Read more

Israeli youngsters score another first

June 15, 2018 by  

The first ever Israeli school tag rugby championship organized by the Israel Rugby Union (IRU) was recently held at the Wingate Sports Institute…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

June 13, 2018 by  

In its inaugural year, the Maccabi Australia Nachum Buch Scholarship recognises swimmers with the aim of assisting them on the path to achieving at the elite level. Read more

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

June 13, 2018 by  

Cyclist Riley Hart has been declared the winner of the 2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship. Read more

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

June 3, 2018 by  

‘People of the Boot’ is a neat pun as the title of a book about Australian Jews’ contribution to their country’s – and international – sporting life. Read more

Mini Mondial for Peace – 2018

May 14, 2018 by  

The Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation kicked off the 15th annual Mini Mondial for Peace – bringing together 800 Arab and Jewish, Israeli and Palestinian girls and boys from communities across Israel and the West Bank through soccer. This event promoted shared-living and acceptance of the “other.” Read more

Maccabi announces GM for the 2021 Maccabiah

May 14, 2018 by  

Following a recruitment process to search for a General Manager to lead the team Maccabi Australia has announced the appointment of Simone Cohen.  Read more

Israeli Olympic Swimmer visits New Zealand to swim in Cook Strait open sea event for Parkinson’s research

April 30, 2018 by  

Alon Mandel is an Israeli Olympic butterfly swimmer who represented Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics and is the national record holder (2014) in 50 and 100 metre butterfly. Read more

Jemima snares first Gold for Jewish athletes in track and field

April 9, 2018 by  

Jemima Montag has won the coveted Gold Medal in the 20km women’s walk at the Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Read more

Maccabi future hockey stars wanted

April 9, 2018 by  

Melbourne’s Maccabi Hockey Club is looking for U14 Kids to join one of our hockey teams for the Winter season. Read more

Fox and Horwitz take top honours

March 22, 2018 by  

Olympian kayak star Jess Fox and Waratahs fly half David Horwitz have been named as Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year at Maccabi’s NSW 2017 Sports Awards. Read more

Budo for Peace’s 4th international Martial Arts for Peace seminar

February 25, 2018 by  

Budo for Peace headed by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim hosted the 4th International Martial Arts Seminar for Peace in Raanana. Read more

Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

December 19, 2017 by  

Maccabi Australia has announced the establishment of the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund, established to recognise the enormous input that Nachum has had on the Jewish swimming landscape in both Australia and Israel. Read more

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

December 13, 2017 by  

Barry Smorgon announced that after 11 years’ service to the MAI board as President for the last four years and prior to that as  the Chairman he was not seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

December 11, 2017 by  

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

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