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Feb 3, 2019, 12:01 PM
Super Bowl — The Patriots are Israel’s team
I will be awake at 1:30 very early on Monday morning watching the Super Bowl and rooting for the New England Patriots. My first childhood memory was from 1958. I was 7 years old, sitting with my father at our...
Oct 7, 2017, 11:38 PM
‘America’: Armed and dangerous — The Israeli model for reasonable gun laws
The US has a massive internal security problem -- homegrown gun owners
Oct 4, 2017, 11:37 AM
Back to 1969: Jerusalem Woodstock Revival VIII set to rock the capital
I didn’t attend the original Woodstock music festival in 1969 because I was on my first visit to Israel that summer, igniting my Zionist fervour that led to Aliyah in 1974. Forty-eight years later my love of Israel remains...
Sep 26, 2017, 2:47 PM
My safe and peaceful Har Adar
This morning's deadly gunshots punctured my community's longstanding sense of security
Sep 12, 2016, 4:17 PM
Israeli football teams take on the world — Part 8, the end
I hate to lose. It's been a trait since childhood, and my competitive nature continues today at nearly 65. I was that way as a player in softball and football leagues (even against my sister in ping pong) and...
Sep 11, 2016, 3:31 AM
Israeli Football teams take on the world — Part 7
The very good news is that both the Israeli Men and Women's teams have reached Sunday's quarter-final round of the IFAF's World Championship of Flag Football. The not so good news is that neither team had an easy time...
Sep 9, 2016, 4:29 PM
Israeli football teams take on the world — Part 6
Game day in Miami and the anticipation for the start of play was over, as 20 men and women's teams from all over the world were ready to take the field. But it was anything but smooth. It would...
Sep 7, 2016, 4:28 PM
Israeli football teams take on the world — part 5
Logistics plays a big part in international football. We've had a number of tournaments by now, so one might think it would be routine. But then Murphy's Law kicks in. Ten members of tackle team that played near Venice...
Sep 5, 2016, 1:20 AM
Israel Football teams take on the world – Part 4
What does one say to a team of Israeli football players after they are blown out 51-0 to Switzerland, and finish last in the European Championship qualifying tournament played this weekend in Italy? These proud and devoted players and coaches...
Sep 3, 2016, 7:48 PM
Israeli Football teams take on the world – Part 3
Team Israel went into its European Championship Qualifier against host Italy determined to win. It did not matter that Italy was seeded first in the tournament and Israel was seeded 8th and last. It did not matter to the...
Steve Leibowitz is a veteran journalist who moved from the U.S. to Israel in 1974. He is the president of American Football in Israel and the director of Kraft Family Stadium.