April 2012

Gaza native Mahmoud Sarsak is a member of the Palestinian national football squad. Yet it is not his prowess on the pitch that is foremost on the minds of Palestinians at the moment. The 25-year-old is seriously ill in a hospital in Ramle, a city in Israel, after being on hunger strike for four weeks. He is …

Egypt Football Association (EFA) president Anwar Saleh has confirmed that Egypt will boycott the Adidas sportswear company to comply with the decision of the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers. “We will boycott the company whatever the consequences. It is not my call, this is a ministerial decision and I cannot ignore it,” Saleh was quoted as …

A small low-budget team from northern Israel with four Arab citizens of Israel on its team has just won the championship, while the Arab-free Israeli soccer club notorious for its racist fan base came out a loser. Racism and violence are on the rise in Israel’s soccer fields. In March alone, there were four recorded violent incidents linked …

A small low-budget team from northern Israel with four Arab citizens of Israel on its team has just won the championship, while the Arab-free Israeli soccer club notorious for its racist fan base came out a loser. By Issa Boursheh Racism and violence are on the rise in Israel’s soccer fields. In March alone, there were four recorded …

The State of Israel cannot allow a situation in which a sport avidly followed by hundreds of thousands of people, among them many youngsters, turns into an untreatable abscess of racism and violence. In March alone, there were four recorded violent incidents linked to Israeli soccer. Thousands of Hapoel Tel Aviv fans rioted after the …

It’s time to intervene against racism in Israeli soccer The State of Israel cannot allow a situation in which a sport avidly followed by hundreds of thousands of people, among them many youngsters, turns into an untreatable abscess of racism and violence. In March alone, there were four recorded violent incidents linked to Israeli soccer. …