European Jewish Congress
Basketball: Pnini signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv
News from our Communities
Basketball: Pnini signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

The Jerusalem Post

By Allon Sinai



Guy Pnini signed a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv on Monday, beginning with the 2009/10 season.

The 24-year-old, who has one-year remaining on his contract at Hapoel Jerusalem, wanted to join the Euroleague runner-up immediately, but the State Cup holder refused to release him to its arch-rival.

Pnini does have a release clause in his contract to leave for a European club and is expected to activate it in the coming weeks.

He will, however, only be playing one season of continental basketball and will return to the club at which he grew up next summer.

Pnini helped Maccabi's youth team to a league and Cup double in the 2000/01 season and has since grown to become one of Israel's best players.

He played five seasons for Bnei Hasharon and in his final year at the club (2005/06) averaged 12.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. In the last couple of seasons, he's continued to enhance his reputation at Hapoel Jerusalem.

Pnini, who was one of the national team's stars in last summer's European Championships, helped Hapoel to two consecutive State Cups and averaged 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game last season for the Jerusalem squad.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Life in Israel
  • Thousands of injured Syrians treated in Israel
    Thousands of Syrians have been killed and millions more are on the run. That's just part of the cost of the ongoing civil war. Yet in all the chaos and heartache, unexpected examples of compassion could be healing more than just physical wounds.

    On Friday, March 17, 2017 Thousands of injured Syrians treated in Israel
  • Cheesecake, amaretto or goat cheese and onion jam?
    Those were just some of the new hamantaschen options this year on offer at a bakery in Tel Aviv, one of dozens around the country, which was bustling in advance of the Purim holiday, which started on Saturday evening.

    On Friday, March 17, 2017 Cheesecake, amaretto or goat cheese and onion jam?
  • Israeli researchers target treatment of autism with cannabis
    Sitting on cushions in the corner of a brightly decorated room in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, 11-year-old Eitan anxiously watched the sliding door leading to the hallway outside.

    On Friday, March 17, 2017 Israeli researchers target treatment of autism with cannabis
  • Jews and Arabs come together for backgammon championships in Jerusalem
    In the early evening on a backstreet in downtown Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews are milling around, preparing for battle. But this isn't a new round of Middle East violence; it's a showdown over shesh besh, the local name for backgammon.

    On Thursday, March 09, 2017 Jews and Arabs come together for backgammon championships in Jerusalem
  • Israel becomes gas exporter
    Israeli firm Delek Drilling - the part of Delek Group developing Israel’s offshore gas fields - has started exporting natural gas to Jordan in what are Israel’s first gas exports ever, AFP reported on Thursday, citing a company spokeswoman.

    On Thursday, March 09, 2017 Israel becomes gas exporter
  • David Rubinger, the man who snapped Israel's best known photos, dies at 92
    David Rubinger, whose photograph of Israeli paratroops at Jerusalem's Western Wall became a symbol of Israel's victory in the 1967 Middle East war, has died at the age of 92.

    On Thursday, March 09, 2017 David Rubinger, the man who snapped Israel's best known photos, dies at 92
  • Israeli tech to protect Mars astronauts set for Moon mission trial
    A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles in deep space is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars, its Israeli developers said.

    On Thursday, March 09, 2017 Israeli tech to protect Mars astronauts set for Moon mission trial
  • Cable car to Jerusalem's Old City could be operational within three years
    Israel’s national planning council is expected within the next two months to consider a plan for a cable car from west Jerusalem to the Old City, easing access to the Western Wall, in line with a Tourism Ministry plan to have the project up and running within the next three years.

    On Thursday, March 09, 2017 Cable car to Jerusalem's Old City could be operational within three years
  • Israeli designers make modest fashion statement
    Israeli models wearing modest designs took to the catwalk last week, showcasing fashion aimed at religious Jewish women who adhere to strict religious rules emphasising modesty for women.

    On Friday, March 03, 2017 Israeli designers make modest fashion statement
  • Record 40,000 runners in Tel Aviv marathon
    Major roads and key thoroughfares were blocked to traffic in Tel Aviv on Friday for the city’s marathon, with an estimated record number of 40,000 runners from across the country and abroad taking part in the annual event.

    On Friday, March 03, 2017 Record 40,000 runners in Tel Aviv marathon
EJC in Media
President's Page Security and Crisis Centre by EJC European Parliament Working Group On Antisemitism