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Sunday, April 28 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Leveling the Playing Field: Racism, Soccer and Israel’s Arab Minority

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The recent signing of two Muslims onto the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, and the resulting anger of some of the team’s fans, has highlighted the paradoxical nature of Israeli soccer. On the one hand, an arena of rare integration – for players from disadvantaged sectors, Arab Israelis, immigrants and foreign nationals – and on the other, a backdrop for racism and violence. Explore Jewish-Arab relations on the soccer field and in Israeli society through video clips and discussion.

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Ruhi Sophia Rubenstein

Ruhi Sophia Rubenstein is in her 3rd year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Last year, she worked as a Shatil Fellow for Social Change in Israel. She currently fights for immigration reform as an intern with HIAS Pennsylvania, and interns with the Woodstock Jewish Community in New York.

Sunday April 28, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Room 208