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Israeli Sports


Soccer | Israel Travel GuideWhile on your Israel tour, remember that soccer is the team sport in these parts. Currently ranked 25th in the world, according to FIFA - Fédération Internationale de Football Association - Israel has 12 soccer clubs that play in the Israel Premier League, attracting countrywide crowds and intense media attention during the season. Learn more



Basketball | Israel Travel GuideMaccabi Electra Tel Aviv, founded in 1954, was the first and most successful basketball club in Israel. Winning more championships than the Yankees, they have won the title 48 times, including a run of 23 titles in a row between 1970 and 1992. But Israelis are loyal to their local teams, and the other Hapoel and Maccabi clubs put up a good fight. Learn more


Martial Arts

Material Arts | Israel Travel GuideAs a young country fighting for independence and security, Israel developed its own method of self-defense training, known to the world as Krav Maga, and taught and refined by several generations of IDF soldiers. Now young Israelis continue to prove themselves on the world stage in both Judo and Taekwondo. Learn more


Winter Sports

Winter Sports | Israel Travel GuideWinter is also a great season for sports in Israel; ski on Mount Hermon, Israel’s northernmost peak; ice skate in the Canada Center, a full-size rink up in Metulla, Israel’s border with Lebanon; or catch a wild winter wave surfing along Israel’s Mediterranean Sea coastline. Learn more


Sea Sports

Sea Sports | Israel Travel GuideIsrael’s coastline stretches 170 miles alongside the Mediterranean Sea into Eilat's Gulf of Aqaba, which feeds into the Red Sea. To many Israelis, the water is their second home – for relaxation and enjoyment. On your Israel tour, watch the surfers, long and short-boarders, windsurfers, kite surfers and sailboarders. Learn more


Marathons / Triathlons and Isramen Races

Marathons and Triathlons | Israel Travel GuideGet involved in the local running culture on your Israel tour. As running has grown in popularity over recent years, so have local races that attract both local and international talent. Both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv host a variety of annual marathons. Learn more


The Maccabiah Games

The Maccabiah Ga,es | Israel Travel GuideFirst inaugurated in 1932, the Maccabiah Games are an international Jewish athletic and sporting event held in Israel every four years. Sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and World Federation of Sports, the games attract Jews from Israel and around the world. Learn more


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