More Noble Than War

More Noble Than War

By turns tragic and uplifting, the history of Israel and Palestine through the lens of the world's most popular sport--soccer.

Soccer 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, soccer… (more)

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Publisher: PublicAffairs (February 26, 2019)

Collection: Nation Books

Page count: 272 pages

Language: English

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