Israelis & Palestinians Join Together for 8th Annual Pope John Paul II Peace Run

New York – October 27, 2011

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Photo: Israel Ministry of Tourism

More than 100 Israeli and Palestinian (and Italian) runners participated last week in the 8th annual Pope John Paul II Bethlehem-Jerusalem Peace Run.

Beginning at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and ending at Jerusalem’s Notre Dame Church, the race also featured a friendly soccer match between several participants and Italian football stars, including Albertini Demetrio, Luigi Di Biagio and Tommasi Damiano, among others, at Rachel’s Crossing.

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Photo: Israel Ministry of Tourism

In addition, Jerusalem will also host its 2nd annual Jerusalem International Marathon on March 16, 2012.

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