Barcelona called for peace between Palestine and Israel in August 2013 by visiting the two countries.
The Palestinian conflict with Israel not only raises the concerns of footballers as individuals, but also the world club as an institution. Berita Terkini
The giants of the Spanish League Barcelona were once a club that campaigned for Palestinian peace with Israel. This important event occurred in the middle of 2013.
In order to stop the Palestinian and Israeli tensions, the Blaugrana made visits to the two countries.
Quoted from the official Barcelona website, the trip to Palestine and Israel was carried out directly by the club president at that time, Sandro Rosell and vice president Javier Fraus. Berita Olahraga
In addition to strengthening institutional and commercial relations, Barcelona’s arrival in Palestine and Israel is also expected to be able to create peace between the two countries.
“Barcelona is the sports club that has the best support in Israel and Palestine, and has always maintained its universal values and social commitment to participate in many cooperative projects around the world,” said a Barcelona statement.
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“Barcelona is doing its own part by seeking a form of understanding and agreement between the Israeli and Palestinian people through sport and education. The club knows that peace can only be realized by strengthening trust between the two communities,” Barcelona added. Berita Dunia
Palestine became the country that Barcelona visited first, on August 4, 2013. The trip entitled ‘Peace Tour’ was carried out by Barcelona by meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and visiting the church which was the birthplace of Jesus.
Barcelona’s Palestinian trip concludes with a soccer clinic in Dura, a city on the outskirts of Hebron. At the event, as many as 24 thousand people watched Xavi Hernandez and his friends in action accompanied by a group of Palestinian boys and girls.
Barcelona’s agenda in Israel is not much different from that in Palestine. After visiting the Wailing Wall, Rosell and Fraus chatted with Israeli President Shimon Peres who was attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Barcelona main squad also hosted a soccer clinic with Israeli boys and girls in Bloomfield, Tel Aviv which was attended by 15,000 spectators. Politik Eropa dan Prusia