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Palestinians have objected to the plan to hold the game between the top league team and the this year’s cup winners (often called a “supercup game”) in Tel Aviv on 31 July 2022. This friendly was made possible due to the support of Sylvan Adams and the Comtech Group. The Samidoun e-journal has published the …

Argentina national football team has cancelled its friendly match with Israeli apartheid following a widely-covered letter by the Palestinian club of Al-Khdaer, whose player Mohammed Ghneim was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in April.

While some sporting bodies have responded quickly to the illegal and immoral actions by Russian armed forces in Ukraine, the football world has still to respond to the long standing racist actions by the Israeli authorities against Palestinian football. The moral imperatives are clear. In line with the Just Peace Advocates and Friends of Sabeel …

This reminiscence by Palestinian football expert Issam Khalidi was published by The Palestine Chronicle on 20/05/22 at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/palestinian-sports-will-miss-shireen-abu-akleh/. I did not know Shireen Abu Akleh personally, and I didn’t know that she was interested in Palestinian sports and its history. However, in November 2021, I received an email from her informing me that she got …

This Palestine Chronicle article was published on 23/04/22 at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/watch-professional-english-football-team-raises-palestinian-flag/. Since then Forest Green have won the League Two title and with it promotion to League One. The English Forest Green Rovers Football Club has flown the Palestinian flag on April 18, during a game against Oldham Athletic, at the Gloucestershire club’s New Lawn Stadium. …

This article by Inside World Football’s Paul Nicholson was first published at https://www.insideworldfootball.com/2022/04/11/palestine-mourns-death-another-footballer-shot-dead-israeli-forces/. While the world is watching with horror and condemnation the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the increase in violence in Palestine and the West Bank has gone barely noticed in international media. In football, so often the soft geo-politics of the world’s bigger …

This article by Simon Lloyd was published on 23rd March at https://www.joe.co.uk/sport/bellerin-ukraine-palestine-325013. ‘The Palestinian war has been completely silenced…’ Hector Bellerin has questioned why Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine has received greater attention in the media when compared to conflicts taking place elsewhere in the world. The Real Betis right-back, who is on loan from …

This AFP article was published on 24th March at https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220324-arabs-denounce-double-standard-of-russia-sports-bans. Russia’s war on Ukraine has drawn unprecedented sanctions that have seen it banned from most international sports in a Western-led break with the long-standing convention against politics mixing with sport. For many Arabs, who have seen their own sportsmen and women punished for refusing to …

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