Arab & Jewish team-mates share a friendship and passion for soccer

This 13-year old boy from the Israeli town of Beit She’an lives and breathes soccer as part of the Maccabi Haifa/Nahalal youth team, where Jews, Circassians, Muslim and Christian Arabs all play together at the youth football academy.

In the heart of the Jezreel Valley in the Galilee, on the football fields of Nahalal, a very special youth football team flourishes. This unique soccer squad consists of 13 year-old players from different Israeli backgrounds and cultures. These diverse athletes hone their skills on the grounds of Israel’s oldest communal farming village, Moshav Nahalal, which was founded in 1921.

True coexistence is achieved every day through the passion for “the beautiful game” demonstrated by these young men and their families.
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