Is soccer enough to raise Be’er Sheva’s social status?

Is soccer enough to raise Be’er Sheva’s social status?

This insightful article from the Jerusalem Post looks at the case of Be’er Sheva and asks whether a peripheral community can ever truly upgrade to ‘central’ status. Be’er Sheva, long known as one of Israel’s peripheral communities, has experienced outstanding success on the national soccer scene, paralleling or even outperforming Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. And yet, success on the soccer field somehow doesn’t translate into their becoming more on par with Israel’s center in sectors besides sports.

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