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More Noble Than War

The Story of Football in Israel and Palestine
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More Noble Than War by Nicholas Blincoe
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By turns tragic and uplifting, MORE NOBLE THAN WAR is the history of Israel and Palestine through the lens of the world's most popular sport, football. Football has never been apolitical. This is especially true for Israel and Palestine. The sport was introduced originally through the church, and then encouraged by the British Army, with Jews and Arabs playing on the same team. After the creation of Israel in 1948, teams split down Jewish and Arab lines and tensions grew. For Palestine, football continues primarily abroad, where the top four teams in Jordan are refugee teams; while Israel has a thriving domestic league. But some of Israel's best players are of Palestinian descent, creating a rare occurrence in which a Palestinian is heralded and praised by Israelis. In recent years, efforts are being made to bridge the divide between Israelis and Palestinians with mixed youth leagues. This is a vibrant and often shocking story filled with driven, even ferocious people who are inspired by nationalism as much as a love of the game. There are many sacrifices, as brilliant teams are scattered by wars, sidelined through boycotts, and stories of players arrested, expelled, driven to hunger strikes, and beaten or shot. It is a story not simply of Jewish-Arab rivalry, but also deep and often violent animosities within both communities. In this unusual history of the world's most intractable conflict, Nicholas Blincoe sets out to answer questions such as: is it hopelessly romantic to think of football as a fourth field, beyond farmlands, graveyards and battlefields? Or will it always be just another space to be fought over and polluted?

Author Biography

Nicholas Blincoe is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He lived in Bethlehem for many years, where he co-produced two feature-length documentaries with the Palestinian film-maker, Leila Sansour, Jeremy Hardy vs. the Israeli Army and Open Bethlehem. Blincoe's last book was the acclaimed Bethlehem: Biography of a Town.
Release date NZ
February 28th, 2019
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 x 8pp plate sections (colour & b&w)
Imprint
Constable
Pages
288
Dimensions
152x232x32
ISBN-13
9781472124364
Product ID
26916815

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