Aussie football aims to ease Middle East rift

Peace Team, made up half of Israelis and half of Palestinians, travels to Sydney in bid for reconciliation.

    As attacks between Israel and the Gaza Strip escalate, half a world away, would-be foes are lining up alongside each other in the name of peace and sport.

    The squad, named the Peace Team and made up half of Israelis and half of Palestinians, has touched down in Sydney to play Australian rules football and compete in the 2011 AFL International Cup.

    While the play is no triumph in terms of the score, it is not the winning but the participation that counts.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.