Blat­ter to visit Is­rael

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY SI­MON GRIVER

FIFA Pres­i­dent Sepp Blat­ter will visit Is­rael and the West Bank later this month.

Blat­ter will travel to Jor­dan on Oc­to­ber 25 to­gether with Real Madrid Pres­i­dent Ra­mon Calderon and the for­mer US Olympic ath­lete Ed Moses.

They will visit Ra­mal­lah in the West Bank the next day to watch a friendly in­ter­na­tional be­tween Pales­tine and Jor­dan be­fore trav­el­ling to Tel Aviv to take part in the tenth an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions of the es­tab­lish­ment of the Peres Cen­ter for Peace.

Blat­ter has in­vited Is­rael FA Chair­man Avi Lu­zon and Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Uri Shilo to at­tend the Pales­tine-Jor­dan match in Ra­mal­lah. The Is­raeli of­fi­cials are in­clined to ac­cept the in­vi­ta­tion and have sought per­mis­sion from the Is­raeli se­cu­rity au­thor­i­ties to travel to the West Bank city.

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