The Beautiful Game? Israel, Palestine and Football

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Palestine Solidarity CampaignFootball is hugely popular in Israel/Palestine but dogged by controversy around racism, segregation, lack of freedoms and inequality for Palestinians. The topic recently made headlines during the world football governing body FIFA’s 2015 Congress.

The speakers will explore the history, background and politics behind the controversy as well as the issues around football as an arena for the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign in support of Palestinian human rights.

Palestinian boys play football
Palestinian boys play football outside their homes at the refugee camp of al-Fawar in the West Bank town of Hebron on May 14, 2012 (AFP Photo / Hazem Bader)

Israel, Palestine and Football
Tuesday 28th July 7-9pm
Ealing Town Hall, Queens Hall,
New Broadway, Ealing W5 2BY
Free Admission


Gareth Edwards:        Lecturer in History of Sport, University of the Arts, London, and blogger at

Geoff Lee:                 Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Red Card Israeli Racism

Presented by West London Palestine Solidarity Campaign




July 6, 2015

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