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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.

Sport news

Israeli skaters reach finals for first time

Alexei Bychenko and Daniel Samohin became the first-ever Israelis to reach the finals of the figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics after a series of impressive performnaces in Pyeongchang.

Wed, 10:06
Israeli skaters reach finals for first time
Sport news

Gold secures bronze at Winter Olympics

American snowboarder Arielle Gold claimed the bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Gold secures bronze at Winter Olympics
Evgeni Krasnopolski and Paige Conners competing for Israel at Pyeongchang 2018. Photo: Getty Images
Sport news

Israeli skaters finish eighth in Pyeongchang

Israel finished eighth in the 10-team figure skating team event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Monday, February 12, 2018
Israeli skaters finish eighth in Pyeongchang
Sport news

Bykanov looking to impress for Israel at Winter Olympics

Vladislav Bykanov is confident he can make history and secure Israel’s first-ever medal at the Winter Olympics.

Friday, February 9, 2018
Bykanov looking to impress for Israel at Winter Olympics
Dudi Sela bounced back from defeat in the doubles to steer Israel to victory. (Photo: Marc Morris)
Sport news

Israel edge into second round of Davis Cup

Israel came from behind to beat South Africa 3-2 in Pretoria in the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Group One first round.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Israel edge into second round of Davis Cup
Football

Benayoun a free agent after leaving Beitar Jerusalem

Yossi Benayoun is set to sign for Maccabi Petach Tika after parting company with Beitar Jerusalem.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Benayoun a free agent after leaving Beitar Jerusalem
Sport news

Bykanov hits top form

Vladislav Bykanov continued his preparations for the Winter Olympics in South Korea by winning two medals at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Germany.

Friday, January 19, 2018
Bykanov hits top form
Israel

Ryanair scraps Israel luggage charge

The budget airline announces U-turn after anger from passengers

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Ryanair scraps Israel luggage charge
Ryanair connects several European countries to Tel Aviv and Eilat
Israel

Anger at extra Ryanair fees in Israel

Passengers without priority boarding face €40 (£35) charge

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Anger at extra Ryanair fees in Israel
Cannabidiol could be used to treat obesity
Israel

Israeli research could see cannabis used to treat obesity

UK-Israeli startup awards funding to Hebrew University for the scheme

Friday, January 12, 2018
Israeli research could see cannabis used to treat obesity