This amazing video from 1939 from the British Pathé archive shows footage of a match between Australia and Palestine (which was then occupied by Britain)…and yes, that is a star of David on their uniforms.
The Israel Football Association was originally founded in 1928 as the Palestine Football Association and participated in the World Cup in 1934 and 1938 under the name, Eretz Yisrael Football Association, as it was the Jewish national team.
Additionally, in FIFA's statistical guide from the most recent World Cup, they stated explicitly that:
* The modern Palestine, an Arab state, has no connection with the Palestine (then a British mandate) delegations that played in the qualifying games for 1934 & 1938 under the name of Hitachduth Eretz Yisraelit Lakadur Regel.
Under Israel it says:
* A Jewish delegation from Palestine (then a British mandate) played at the qualifying games for 1934 & 1938. It was the first Jewish national team, and as such the forerunner of Israel. Was relocated from Asia’s to Europe’s group in 1954.
You may also want to check out this 1947 story from JTA’s Archive about when the Palestine Hapoel team defeated a New York all-star team thanks to Hapoel’s 18-year-old goalie Jacob Chodorov who “starred for the Palestinians.”
Posted by Defending Jews & Israel From Propaganda- DJIP on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cette incroyable vidéo datant de 1939 des archives britanniques Pathé montrent un match de football entre l’Australie et la Palestine (qui était alors occupée par la Grande-Bretagne)… et OUI, c’est une Etoile de David que l’on voit sur les uniformes de l’équipe “palestinienne”…