I think that this is a good idea. Any effort that tries to bring the Palestinians that much closer to the realization that co-existence with Israel is a good and positive thing, has my full approval.
Spanish soccer powerhouse Real Madrid, and its flamboyant star David Beckham, will arrive in Israel this summer for a soccer friendly against a joint Israeli-Palestinian team, Israeli media reported Friday. Beckham and Real will be the guests of the Peres Center for Peace, founded by Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres in 1996 to encourage economic and grass-roots cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.
The team is scheduled to arrive on June 19, just before Beckham is slated to depart for the U.S. to join Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, with whom he signed a five-year contract earlier this year. The Real Madrid players are to meet with young Israeli and Palestinian soccer players during their visit.
I hope that both Beckham/Real Madrid and the Peres Center manage to pull this one off. More here. *L* KGS