>>It is a sad fact of life at the moment, that outside of a search of English language newspaper archives, all of the worthwhile material on Israeli sport is published in Hebrew and not translated.

Two worthwhile books in Hebrew are:

Sport B’Yisrael by Nechemiah ben Avraham (1960),
- and the more recent Tarbut HaGuf veHaSport beYisrael b’Meah HaEsrim (Physical Culture and Sport in Twentieth Century Israel) (2002) edited by Chaim Kaufman and Chagai Charif. A wonderful new addition to the cultural studies of Israel in general and the study of Israeli sport in particular, it blends academic precision with popular presentation and is an absolutely indispensable source for the subject.
This series reflects its influence all the way through.

Online References

Compiled by Gila Ansell Brauner
The emphasis is on references in English, although some Hebrew sites are also supplied.

Historical Overviews, General:

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0myo0
Sports in Israel - Overview 
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0fg50
The Olympics (early days, Munich Massacre, Sydney 2000) 
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0hq50
Encyc. Judaica article 
http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/history/israelhistory.htm
Israeli Sports Exchange (youth) 
http://www.israeli-sports-exchange.com/

The Maccabiah

Maccabi World Union 
www.maccabiworld.org
Maccabiah Tragedy 
http://www.jpost.com/com/Archive/25.Aug.1997/Features/Article-27.html
http://www.jpost.com/com/Archive/07.Aug.1997/Features/Article-8.html

 

History of the Maccabiah

I-VII
http://www.jpost.com/com/Archive/07.Aug.1997/Features/Article-18.html
VIII-XIV 
http://www.jpost.com/com/Archive/25.Aug.1997/Features/Article-28.html
Maccabiah after 1997?
http://www.jpost.com/com/Archive/07.Aug.1997/Features/Article-19.html
The 16th Maccabiah (2001), history of locations 
www.internationalgames.net/maccabia.htm
The 17th Maccabiah Games (2005) 
http://www.maccabiusa.com/israel.htm

The Munich Olympics 1972 – the Massacre

Article and links on the Munich Massacre 
http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_munich.php
More links on the Munich Massacre 
http://newyork.villageworld.com/Directory/Regional/Middle_East/Israel/History/Munich_Olympic_Massacre/

Biographies:

Alex Averbuch 
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?
itemNo=196130&contrassID=2&subContrassID=6&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

and http://www.geocities.com/averbukhalex/
Yael Arad 
http://www.jafi-ed.org.il/100/people/yarad.html
Zephania Carmel and Lydia Lazarov 
http://www.jewishsports.net/yachting.html
Amos Mansdorf 
http://www.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=MAA015&tour=ATP
Anna Smashnova 
http://www.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=SMA001&tour=WTA
Orde Wingate 
http://www.jafi-ed.org.il/100/people/Wingate.html
The Wingate Institute 
http://www.jewishsports.net/wingate.html
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Maccabi USA/Israel Sports/Wingate Institute) 
http://www.jewishsports.net/index.html
Biographies of Israeli athletes today 
http://eiger.tripod.com/profiles/
Biographies for soccer, Olympics 
http://www.jewsinsports.org/
Biographies of Israeli athletes murdered in Munich 
http://www.geocities.com/munichseptember1972/bios.html
Israel sports trivia 
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Field/5671/formt.htm

Sports by Area:

The Unofficial Israel Athletics Homepage (records, updates) 
http://eiger.tripod.com/

Basketball

About the early days of Basketball in Mandate Palestine 
http://www.zinman.macam98.ac.il/maamarim/galily.pdf
The Tal Brody Legacy 
http://www.talbrody.co.il/
Hapoel Jerusalem (Hebrew; basketball) 
http://www.hapoel.co.il/
Maccabi Tel Aviv (basketball) 
http://www.maccabi.co.il/English800.asp

Biking in Israel (Hebrew) 
http://www.bike.org.il/

Football (Soccer)

Israeli soccer club rankings 
http://european-football-statistics.co.uk/coun/counisr.htm
Israeli soccer stadiums 
http://www.wsoccer.com/stadium/israel.htm
Betar Jerusalem (Hebrew) 
http://www.beitar-jerusalem.org.il/
Bnei Yehuda 
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Field/1194/indexb.htm
Hapoel Haifa (Hebrew) 
http://www.hapoel-haifa.org.il/indexurl.html
Maccabi Haifa 
http://maccabi-haifa.nana.co.il/Reports/englishArticle.asp?ArticleID=2158&OpenMenu=1

Israel Paragliding Association 
http://www.paragliding.org.il/e_index.html

Israel Swimming Association 
http://isa.one.co.il/

Israel Sport Center for the Disabled 
http://www.iscd.com/default.asp?LangCode=eng

Israel Tennis Center 
http://www.tennis.org.il/english/
Israeli Tennis Page – player rankings, updates 
http://members.tripod.com/~ariel_friedman/tennis_results.html

 

 

 

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