In inter-cultural news, Palestinian and Israeli children play football together through a project sponsored by the European Union. “Football: Our Common Ground” holds matches four or five times a year, which take place in Palestine or Israel. Co-sponsored by an Israeli non-profit organization and football team, and a Palestinian non-profit and local council in Umm al-Kheir, the games give the youngsters an opportunity to develop amicable relations as well as improve their sports skills. All teams have both Israeli and Palestinian members.
Kudos, European Union and collaborating organizations, for this fantastic program. May lasting friendships develop through this exciting and fun time, helping to bring the peace-loving people of the region closer in understanding and harmony.