Beitar Jerusalem riots: future in balance for football club

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 20, 2015

The future of Beitar Jerusalem, the Israeli capital's main football club, remained in the balance this week as the team's owner announced he would put it up for sale following a riot during an away game in Belgium last Thursday.


No FA charge for Malky Mackay over ‘Jew’ messages

By Josh Jackman, July 16, 2015

The Football Association has said it will not charge football manager Malky Mackay over a series of racist, sexist, homophobic and antisemitic messages.


He's worth £50m, but Raheem's mum carries on caring

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2015

With a multi-millionaire footballer for a son, you might have thought Nadine Sterling would be living a life of luxury.

But while her 20-year-old boy Raheem (right), the Liverpool and England star, is on the brink of a £50 million transfer which will net him an even greater fortune, Mrs Sterling is content to carry on the day job - as a nurse at a Jewish care home.


Footballer summoned to court on assault charges over headbutt at Jewish league match

By Josh Jackman, June 12, 2015

The amateur footballer who allegedly fractured a spectator’s cheekbone during a Sunday league game will face assault charges in court.

Mike Filson, a solicitor from Manchester, will appear over the reported headbutt on Leeds Maccabi committee member Elliot Landy.


Palestinian FA drops bid to suspend Israel

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2015

The Jewish Leadership Council has applauded the decision to drop the proposal to suspend the Israel Football Association at the Fifa Congress.


Netanyahu warns Blatter that expelling Israel will destroy Fifa

By JC Reporter, May 29, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that banning Israel from Fifa would lead to the destruction of world football's governing body.

A motion to expel Israel, proposed by the Palestinian Football Association, was due to be discussed today at Fifa's congress in Zurich.


World football chief Blatter says he ‘cannot’ prevent vote on ejecting Israel

By Simon Griver, May 20, 2015

The president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, remains opposed to football’s governing body holding a vote on whether to eject Israel from international competitions, but has admitted that he did not have the authority to remove the motion from the agenda.


Toon fans support 60th

By Jay Grenby, May 7, 2015

There is little to commend being a Newcastle United FC supporter at present. But a group of "sad" Newcastle fans belonging to Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue put aside their footballing misery to sponsor a kiddush for the shul's 60th anniversary.


Footballer expelled from club after allegedly headbutting spectator

By Josh Jackman, May 1, 2015

The amateur footballer who allegedly fractured a spectator’s cheekbone during a Jewish Sunday league match has been expelled by his club.

The player concerned is believed to be solicitor Mike Filson, who plays for the South Manchester Sports team.


Final line-ups confirmed, so may best teams win

By Danny Caro, April 30, 2015

There’s been a marvellous community feel to the last couple of weeks of Maccabi football. Back-to-back Sundays of important league and cup matches at Rowley Lane have been a sight to behold, with supporters, from the very young to the very old, watching their loved ones achieve their sporting goals.