November 2012

The president of Israel’s football association said yesterday that there was never any doubt the country could host next year’s European under-21 football championship, even when Palestinian militants were bombarding Israel with rockets during heavy fighting earlier this month. The president of Israel’s football association said yesterday that there was never any doubt the country …

On 29 November 2012 Former Tottenham and Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute and 51 footballers signed the following statement rejecting Israeli  hosting of the UEFA 2013 under 21 finals. We, as European football players, express our solidarity with the people of Gaza who are living under siege and denied basic human dignity and freedom. The latest …

Electronic Intifada reports an excellent 15-minute documentary by the American cable television network ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, aired last week on ESPN’s award-winning primetime sports show E:60, sheds light on the Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem. Fans of Beitar Jerusalem, a member of Israel’s Premier League and enjoys a large fan base in and around Jerusalem, are …