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This page is a quick snapshot of the status of Australian Football in Israel. For further information, browse our news items or use the search facility. If you wish to contact football officials from the country, please search our site for links to their leagues or clubs, including in our Atlas. If unsuccessful, we can normally assist with putting people in touch.

Approx population (2009):  7.2 million  

National side:  None (Iraeli players comprise part of the Peace Team)  

Governing body:  Peres Centre For Peace  

Primary contact / link:   none

WFN Census (2004):  N/A  

WFN World Ranking (2008):  16 (As Peace Team)  

History:  Football has been played socially in Israel in the past, most notably by Australian olim and their descendants, although unfortunately plans for a league have never eventuated. For the 2008 International Cup, the Peres Centre for Peace and the Al-Quds Association for Democracy & Dialogue assisted the AFL in establishing a Peace Team, to which Israel and Palestine supplied players.  

Outlook (2009):  Currently a group meet for kick to kicks, coordinated through Facebook by Danny Brill. Football clinics have been held in Jerusalem following the 2008 International Cup and there are plans to establish an Auskick program in the country called Footy Y'alla  

Other points of interest:  -  

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