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As president of the world football federation FIFA, Sepp Blatter has put his name to many projects supporting the sport in Palestine, most recently¬†inaugurating the Joseph Blatter Football Academy in Ramallah¬†in the occupied West Bank last Sunday (July 7). Touring Jordan, Palestine and Israel on July 6-10, he pledged to remove impediments to the movement …

This is a rendering of the popular UEFA anthem “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s opera Turandot, specially-adapted for the protest in support of Palestinian rights on June 24 2013 outside Grosvenor House, London, during the UEFA Congress held there. The words are by Sue Blackwell, the singers are Deborah Fink, soprano, and Willem Meijs, baritone. Piano …

In the autumn of 2011 Philosophy met Honey Thalijeh, then captain of the Palestine Women’s Football team. Honey told us the story of football in her country and we made a promise. That for Euro 2013, the Under 21s tournament hosted by Israel, we would visit Palestine to make a film and help tell the …

Liverpool played host on Tuesday to a member of the Palestinian national football team. Mahmoud Sarsak is on tour in Britain and Ireland as part of the campaign against holding this year’s mens under-21 championship in Israel. Mahmoud speaks from experience. In 2009 he was detained without charge in an Israeli jail. He was tortured …

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