Oopsy: George Galloway shares 1939 clip of ‘Palestinian’ Jewish soccer players

Controversial British former MP George Galloway, well known for his anti-Israel views, shared a video of a soccer match on Facebook Sunday, to counter claims that the Palestinians never had a country before Israel was established in 1948.

Galloway shared black and white footage from a 1939 match between Australia and Palestine and wrote, “They say there was never a Palestine…”

His post, shared as England defeated Panama in the FIFA World Cup in Russia, was shared over 6,000 times.

But in fact the video provides no evidence of an Arab Palestine — quite the opposite.


Maccabi Tel Aviv in Australia, 1939.

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