May 2022

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. …