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Simon Griver

Simon Griver is a journalist based in Jerusalem and has been writing about Israel for nearly 40 years.He is currently managing editor of the English website of Globes - Israel's financial newspaper. He has been the JC's Israel sports correspondent since 1995 and also regularly contributes on all topics about Israel. His articles about Israel have been published in almost all of the UK's national newspapers and he has authored travel books about Israel for Insight Guides and the AA.

Hapoel Beer Sheva celebrate their title success. (Photo: Hapoel Beer Sheva Facebook page)
Football

Hapoel Beer Sheva retain Ligat Ha'Al title for third year in a row

Hapoel Beer Sheva will represent Israel in the Champions League next season after clinching their third consecutive Ligat Ha'Al title on Saturday.

Monday, May 14, 2018
Hapoel Beer Sheva retain Ligat Ha'Al title for third year in a row
Football

Israel facing tough start against England at U17 finals

England will host Israel in the opening match of the Uefa European Under 17 Championships on May 4 in Chesterfield.

Friday, April 13, 2018
Israel facing tough start against England at U17 finals
Omri Casspi has laid up his final shot for the Warriors. (Photo: Facebook)
Sport news

Casspi sad to leave Warriors

Omri Casspi admits he is keen to remain in the NBA after being released by the Golden State Warriors ahead of this weekend’s playoffs.

Friday, April 13, 2018
Casspi sad to leave Warriors
Sport news

Oliel upbeat despite Davis Cup defeat

Yshai Oliel picked the positives out of Israel’s Davis Cup defeat against the Czech Republic.

Friday, April 13, 2018
Oliel upbeat despite Davis Cup defeat
Tomer Hemed celebrates his goal in Israel's friendly defeat against Romania. (Photo: Twitter/@tomerhemed10)
Football

'I didn’t see things working out the way they did at Brighton,' says Hemed

Tomer Hemed has put Championship sides on alert that he will be available in the summer after expressing regret that he did not move away from Brighton in January.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
'I didn’t see things working out the way they did at Brighton,' says Hemed
Tom Rosenthal (right) is hoping to follow in his father's footsteps. (Photo: Bernard Demoulin)
Football

Rosenthal called up by Israel U21s

English-born Tom Rosenthal has been named in Israel’s under-21 squad for the Euro 2019 qualifiers against Germany and Norway.

Friday, March 23, 2018
Rosenthal called up by Israel U21s
Elon Musk at the Masada
Israel

Elon Musk mulls Israel tech investment

The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive is reportedly in talks with AI firm Cortica

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Elon Musk mulls Israel tech investment
Sport news

Sela eliminated from Indian Wells by Baghdatis

Dudi Sela’s excellent run at Indian Wells was ended by the big-serving Marcos Baghdatis in round three.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Sela eliminated from Indian Wells by Baghdatis
Sport news

Sela stuns Edmund at Indian Wells

Dudi Sela has dumped Britain's Kyle Edmund, the world no. 24, out of the Indian Wells Open with a shock 6-4 6-4 victory in the second round.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Sela stuns Edmund at Indian Wells
Sport news

Israel given silent treatment at Junior Jiu Jitsu World Championships

Israel returned from the World Junior Jiu Jitsu Championships with an impressive haul of two gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Israel given silent treatment at Junior Jiu Jitsu World Championships