By James M. Dorsey
Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.
Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights charged in a petition to the Tel Aviv district court that the Israel…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed Yassin and Ahmed El-Darawi, a former policeman and Islamist parliamentary candidate who arranged soccer sponsorships for the Egyptian affiliate of Dubai telecommunications company Etisalat. Mr. El-Darawi, a…Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on October 20, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments
For more than seven years, Peace and Sport has been working with various local actors who use sport as a tool for education and peace in a wide range of settings. This experience has shown us that many of them have difficulty implementing certain sports due to a…
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While working with Right to Play (www.righttoplay.com) in Tamale I was able to observe one of their certifications for their coaches. During my interviews with staff before I came to Ghana and once in Accra, I had been told about their process of training coaches and certifying them. The coaches are trained in the Right to Play curriculum and after they have been successfully implementing it for a period of time they will get certified by Right to…Continue
Added by Patricia Hester on December 17, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments
would like to begin by apologizing for a lack of posts the past two weeks. I have been without internet for the majority of it and have found it hard to post a blog. A lot has happened with my research over the past 10 days and I am excited to share it. Again, I am doing research on behalf of Generations for Peace (www.generationsforpeace.org) and Georgetown University (www.georgetown.edu) to look at…Continue
Resource Guide on Sport and Development / Sport and Peace
This short guide will provide some recommendations for key resources in the sport and development and sport and peace fields. Special thanks to Meeghan Zahorsky, The H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Generations for Peace Graduate Scholar Recipient in the CR program at Georgetown University for her input on this guide. Check out her summer sport and peace…Continue
[NOTE: Dance 4 Peace changed its name to Move This World in 2013.]
More on MTW today at movethisworld.org
This winter marks the end of my second term as a PeaceMover in Washington, DC. I love to watch as students reach their own “breakthrough moments” in Dance 4…Continue
Monday, November 7, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
Proposed legislation by extreme nationalist Israeli parliamentarian Michael Ben-Ari that would require members of Israeli national sport teams to sing the national anthem and recognise Israel as a Jewish state threatens to weaken the country’s…Continue
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The Georgetown University and Generations For Peace Summer Research Fellows have all returned to DC after three months in the field. As we begin to digest our research and experiences, we wanted to share a piece of our journey with you.
What was the most surprising thing you found?
From Amanda Munroe:
Connection! I was surprised (and encouraged!) to find out how well the organizations and the academics I was interviewing were…Continue
Added by Amanda Munroe on August 24, 2011 at 12:22am — No Comments
We are looking for a few "go-to" articles or resources on the differences between integration and assimilation.
Context: Through the use of sport, recreation and physical activity, we are working with a group of Iraqi refugees living in a small city in the southern part of the US. Our research is focused on how sport, service-learning and university-community partnerships can promote social…Continue