publication . Article . 2013

Coexistence and sport: the Israeli case

Yair Galily; Michael Leitner; Pini Shimon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology (issn: 2068-0317, eissn: 2068-0317, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Bucharest
Abstract
Utilizing sports and other recreational activities to foster peaceful relations and coexistence is an idea that has gained popularity in recent years, particularly in Israel. The aim of the current research is to fill a gap in the research literature on the subject of coexistence programming. The Mifalot organization conducts a program called “Get to Know Your Neighbor” in which Palestinian, Jordanian, and Israeli youth play soccer together. The program, based mainly on the participants’ love for football, is a series of activities and lessons designed to prepare children to meet and interact with youth from neighboring communities. The study examines the effect...
Subjects
free text keywords: Coexistence, Israel, soccer, peace, Anthropology, GN1-890, Sociology (General), HM401-1281
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