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News from FIFA and UEFA

By Jspace Staff on 4/12/2013 at 3:42 PM

Categories: Sports, Israel, World

News from FIFA and UEFA

UEFA has toughened its war on racism by proposing a minimum 10-match ban for any player found guilty of the offense. The new measures will be introduced next season in all European competitions. UEFA's General Secretary, Gianni Infantino, said there would be partial closure of stadiums for a first incident of racist abuse by fans and a full closure for a second offense plus far tougher financial penalties. "We have to have sanctions and they must have a deterrent effect. What we are proposing is if a player or …More

Riots Break Up Israeli-Arab Youth Soccer Match

By Jspace Staff on 3/25/2013 at 12:00 PM

Categories: Israel, Sports

Riots Break Up Israeli-Arab Youth Soccer Match

Unfortunately racism and violence have become somewhat of a regular factor in sports, in Israel and all over the world. This time its ugly face showed itself in a match between 10-year-old boys in the northern part of Israel. Seven suspects were arrested over the weekend in Magdal Shams over a children’s soccer game. They were arrested after stating that the village is “Syrian territory” and that the Israeli Association has no right to play or interfere with their decisions. An Arab village …More

Beitar’s Fans Banned from Stadium

By Jspace Staff on 2/16/2013 at 11:11 AM

Categories: Sports, Israel

Beitar’s Fans Banned from Stadium

The judicial division of the Israeli Soccer Association decided to punish Beitar for its fans racist behavior by closing the eastern section of Teddy Stadium to fans for 5 games. The decision came after team CEO Itzik Korenfine was “clear that the racist fans cannot be seeded out” as an official statement from Judge Emanuel Sela said. Sela added that he “would rather not take any chances” when it comes to the fanatic fans and members of the “La Familia” fan organization. Beitar …More

Op-Ed: Extremist Beitar Fans Are Just One Symptom of a Larger Problem

By Jspace Staff on 2/6/2013 at 1:32 PM

Categories: Opinions, Sports

Op-Ed: Extremist Beitar Fans Are Just One Symptom of a Larger Problem

Becky Griffin is an Israeli-American television journalist living in New York. A basketball and music lover, Becky can be found on Twitter at @DorothyofIsrael. Beitar Jerusalem fans continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. Yes, the racist ones are (hopefully) a minority amongst the team’s supporters – but their behavior and values are nothing short of a disgrace, and shed light on a rising problem in Israeli sports and culture. The “La Familia” group is the main aggressors in …More

Racism And Lack Of Creativity Are Closely Linked, Study Shows

From NoCamels on 1/30/2013 at 5:39 PM

Categories: Israel, Organization

Racism And Lack Of Creativity Are Closely Linked, Study Shows

NoCamels Team, NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News What do racism and lack of creativity have in common? According to a new study from Tel Aviv University – quite a lot. As it turns out, people who are of a racist mindset were less creative when put to the test. “Although these two concepts concern very different outcomes, they both occur when people fixate on existing category information and conventional mindsets,” researcher Carmit Tadmor and her colleagues write in an article published in …More

Shimon Peres Addresses Beitar Racism Against Arab Players

By Jspace Staff on 1/29/2013 at 4:46 PM

Categories: Israel, Sports

Shimon Peres Addresses Beitar Racism Against Arab Players

For Israelis, the fact that Beitar Jerusalem fans are racists is not news. What is though, is the fact the President Shimon Peres has now addressed the issue. Beitar’s management recently signed Muslim players to the team, causing the racism of some of its fans to show itself in full force. Just last week, fans displayed a huge banner calling on the team to keep it “pure” – causing management to ask the Israeli Soccer Association to not allow their own fans at an upcoming game against a …More

CT Woman Sues Her Synagogue for Interfaith Burial

By Jspace Staff on 5/9/2012 at 9:21 PM

Categories: Legal, United States, Religion

CT Woman Sues Her Synagogue for Interfaith Burial

A Jewish woman is suing her synagogue for burying a black woman who was not Jewish in the interfaith section of its cemetery in a civil trial set to begin this week in New London, CT. Maria Balaban’s entire family is buried in the Colchester cemetery, which she claims is a strictly Jewish burial ground. She argues that the 2010 burial of Jamaican-born Juliet Steer in the interfaith section established in the Gillette Lane Cemetery broke the rules established by Congregation Ahavath Achim. The lawsuit …More

French Groups Sue Google Over 'Jewish' Search Results

By Jspace Staff on 5/6/2012 at 11:15 PM

Categories: Religion, Legal

French Groups Sue Google Over 'Jewish' Search Results

French anti-discrimination groups have joined up to sue Google, over claims the company makes prejudiced judgments between public figures and their “Jewishness” through its search tool. The suit claims a search for figures like Jon Hamm and Rupert Murdoch brings up results that would indicate the men are Jewish. Groups like SOS Racisme, an anti-racism group with no affiliation to the French government, said this constitutes “unsolicited and systematic associations between famous people and their …More

Lerner and Daniels Define Racism (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 2/1/2012 at 5:59 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

“You racist” is only a considered a compliment when said to Mel Gibson. Director Lee Daniels did not appear to relish being called a racist by producer Avi Lerner on the set of “The Paperboy” on Sunday, going all strong and silent. The knock-down, all out battle over racism, disrespect and scuba divers (don’t ask, most of it is inaudible) was caught by TMZ on what appears to be a cell phone camera. The take away appears to be that the film, starring Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman is …More

Former KKK Leader David Duke Arrested in Germany

By Jspace Staff on 12/1/2011 at 5:07 PM

Categories: Travel, World, Legal

Former KKK Leader David Duke Arrested in Germany

White supremacist David Duke intends to fight his arrest ahead of a speaking engagement at a neo-Nazi gathering outside Cologne, Germany. The former presidential candidate and KKK leader was apprehended by German officials on Thursday, ahead of his scheduled speech. Citing his earlier expulsion from the Czech Republic, Cologne police said he “was not entitled to stay in Germany,” that the “pro-white” figure had “to leave German territory without delay.” Duke was arrested, and …More

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David Beckham Calls FIFA President’s Racism Comments Appalling (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 11/18/2011 at 11:18 AM

Categories: World, Sports

David Beckham joined the chorus of criticism of FIFA President Sepp Blatter for his recent comments that racist disputes in soccer can be solved with a handshake. “There is no racism,” Blatter said in an interview with CNN. “There is maybe one of the players towards another—he has a word or a gesture which is not the correct one. But the one who is affected by that, he should say that this is a game. We are in a game, and at the end of the game, we shake hands, and this can happen, because …More

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Countries Boycott Upcoming Durban III Conference at UN (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 9/8/2011 at 12:30 PM

Categories: Israel, Politics, United States

Following on the heels of 10th anniversary commemorations for September 11, the third Durban conference seeks to reaffirm the 2001 adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA). Scheduled on September 22, during the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the conference’s declared theme is “victims of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: recognition, justice and development.” The United States, Germany, Canada, Italy, Austria, the …More