JULY 10,11 / Jerusalem

GOALS &GATES

During the World Cup, Jerusalem will host its own legendary event -- a penalty kick shootout for Jewish and Arab youths -- at one of the most beautiful and extraordinary places on Earth: The gates of the Old City.

 

But first, to make our dream a reality, we need a LEGENDARY Goalkeeper to join us in Jerusalem and guard what will become history’s most storied goal.

 

Because Jerusalem needs a new hero.

 

Who will pick up the gauntlet?

 

Gigi Buffon? Oliver Kahn? Fabien Barthez? Iker Casillas? Peter Schmeichel?

 

Help us get their attention so we can help them get the world's.

WHEN /

June 25, JULY 10-11, 

2018

WHERE /

JAFFA GATE, Old City of JERUSALEM

ABOUT THE EVENT /

GET READY FOR ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST LEGENDARY PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUTS -- DUE TO THE LOCATION (JERUSALEM), THE GOAL (UNITY AND PEACE), THE GOAL POSTS (GATES OF THE OLD CITY). AND OF COURSE, THE GOALKEEPERS (WORLD CLASS). 

 

 

TO MAKE GOALS & GATES HAPPEN WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THESE ALL-TIME GREATS AND BRING THEM TO JERUSALEM.

 

 

Gigi Buffon, Oliver Kahn, Fabien Barthez,

Iker Casillas, Peter Schmeichel. 

 

Backdrop and Vision

 

IMAGINE: legendary goalkeepers standing guard at Jerusalem’s equally storied gates that have been transformed into goals. Will the keepers manage to stop the incoming penalty kicks from Jerusalem's rising soccer stars or will glory belong to the city’s diverse and dazzling own?

 

In the summer of 2018, as the World Cup is underway, Kulna Yerushalayim will host a special event around the gates of the Old City. The event, which is being produced by Carmi Wurtman & Uri Gliksberg of 2b Vibes, will combine a celebration of soccer’s biggest stage —  the  World Cup — with live music, sports legends, and a breathtaking ancient city, where a love for soccer transcends any religious belief or geographical dispute. 

 

“Goals and Gates” will take place during the semi-final games of the World Cup (July 10-11, 2018). After the LEGENDARY goalkeepers are introduced to the thousands of fans, a penalty shootout will follow featuring 200 young and excited Jewish and Arab Jerusalemites in the Armenian Quarter’s soccer field. The shootout will be accompanied by live music and a live broadcast of the game on Suleiman the Magnificent's walls surrounding the Old City. 

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We aspire to generate a greater feeling of connection, understanding, and humanity between East and West Jerusalemites  

 

In Jerusalem, everyone loves football or soccer, regardless of background. "Goals and Gates" seeks to provide a platform for unmediated, non-political, positive encounters between residents of East and West Jerusalem, Jews & Arabs, Israelis & Palestinians. 

 

We want East and West Jerusalemites to see each other as world citizens and humans, before Israelis and Arabs. Our aim is to use sports to instill empathy and break down barriers and motivate Jerusalemites to encounter one another in different locations around the Old City city, where they may not have previously visited due to fear or stigma. Lastly, we hope to engage municipal stakeholders and work with them to improve the lives of Arabs in East Jerusalem and increase their access to citywide public services. 

 

 

 

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