Celtic swoop for Omer Damari

By Simon Griver, June 30, 2011

Celtic have agreed a three-year deal for Israeli striker Omer Damari.

Peter Lawwell, Celtic's chief executive, met Maccabi Petach Tikvah chairman Amos Luzon in London yesterday and agreed to pay the Ligat Ha'Al outfit £2 million for the 22-year-old striker.

Lawwell also discussed Damari's personal terms with the player's agent Dudu Dahan.


Zahavi joins Palermo

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2011

Hapoel Tel Aviv striker Eran Zahavi has signed a five-year deal with Serie A outfit Palermo.

The Israel international, 23, caught the eye during Hapoel's Champions League campaign last season.

Zahavi hit 27 goals in 91 League games for Hapoel and was had the most assist in Ligat Ha'Al last season.


Jacobson joins Shrewbury Town

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2011

Joe Jacobson has joined Shrewbury Town on a two-year deal.

Jacobson, the former Wales Under 21 captain, joins from League 2 rivals Accrington Town where he made 26 appearances after joining on following an initial loan spell from Oldham Athletic.


New season will test Redbridge

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Redbridge Jewish Care A's double celebrations have only just finished but it appears that they already face an uphill battle to retain the JC MSFL Premier Division next season.

Last week I revealed that striker Daran Bern, the Maccabi League Player of the Year, is leaving to join a team of non-Jewish friends, which he informed manager Sam McCarthy about after the team's victory in the JC Cyril


Managers thank their lucky Stars

June 23, 2011

Norstar Old Boys' management team of Alan Dove and Jeremy Silverstone bowed out in style after announcing their retirement after a nine-year stint in charge of the Maccabi Masters team.

The match in Paris signalled the fifth leg of their end-of-season tours, following previous visits to Amsterdam, Munich, Madrid and Brussels, and the match against Maccabi Paris-West proved to be a competitive a


Norstar FC announce exclusive link-up with Pinner JFC

June 22, 2011

As a club with their own eyes on their future, established MSFL outfit Norstar FC have entered into an exclusive link with Pinner JFC with the latter focusing on their core strength of developing youth.


Haifa to face Bosnians in Champions League

June 21, 2011

Maccabi Haifa have been drawn against Bosnian champions FK Borac Banja Luka in the Champions League qualifers.

The Greens must come through three qualifying rounds as they look to make the group stage for the second time in three years.

In season 2009/10, Haifa became the first team to go through the groups phase without scoring a goal or taking a point.


Player of the Year Bern to leave MSFL

By Danny Caro, June 17, 2011

Just minutes after being named Maccabi League Player of the Year, Daran Bern dropped a bombshell on his Redbridge Jewish Care teammates - by telling them that he is leaving Jewish football. Playing in his first full season in the league, Bern, 24, tormented defences as the east Londoners clinched their first league and cup double.


Lustigman: "In it to win it"

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2011

Adam Lustigman, player-manager of WHAFC, is quietly confident that his 15-man squad can turn heads at the Jom Ha Voetbal competition in Amsterdam on Sunday.

The 19-team event sees WHAFC, which stands for We Hate Arsenal Football Club, line-up in a four-team group alongside Joods Zorg Circ, Circumcisers and Troostwijk.


Haifa hero on the way

By Simon Griver, June 16, 2011

Tomer Hemed is close to agreeing terms with Rangers. The Maccabi Haifa striker, 24, is reportedly being offered a three-year contract at Ibrox worth between £7,000 to £8,000 a week.

However, we understand that no deal will be signed until Hemed receives his Polish passport, probably next week.