Bulgarian soccer fans attacked Israeli players during an exhibition match in the country’s capital.
An Ashdod synagogue was hit by a rocket Friday afternoon, injuring three people lightly.
Several bomb shelters in Ashdod were ordered to remove signs indicating they are for men only.
Hundreds of Israelis took to the streets on Friday to take part in the first ever official gay pride march in Ashdod in southern Israel.
As UK football team Manchester City defeats Malaysia 3-1 in a pre-season friendly match, the Arab owned team is rumoured to be looking to sign an Israeli midfielder. 20 year-old Nir Biton who currently plays for FC Ashdod reportedly made a good impression on Roberto Mancini and may be signed by the club following a successful trial. If Biton does indeed join Man City, it won’t be until after the team’s Malaysian trial as Malaysia has strict travel restrictions on Israelis.
The gap between the center and the “periphery” — a term that is increasingly used to refer to pretty much everywhere in Israel except Tel Aviv and its surroundings — is growing, at least economically. But happily, the cultural divide may be starting to narrow.
Crossposted from Haaretz