The case for sports sanctions against Israel


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As the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli bombs in Gaza continues to rise – and amid reports that “pockets of famine” have started to emerge in the territory – there seems to be few ways they can defend themselves. One method could be through something that unites the world: sport. On New Year’s Eve, Jordan’s Football Association (JFA) released a statement calling on the global sports community to take “decisive action to stop the aggression against Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied territories.” The statement called for stringent sanctions targeting Israeli sports associations in an attempt to isolate it...