(1) SIGN OUR PETITION: SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA.    (2) JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN AROUND TWO WALES V ISRAEL GAMES IN 2015.    (3) READ OUR IMPORTANT NEW FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game.  (open this post to use the link) (1) PETITION.   This calls for suspension of the IFA from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of …

One of the campaign banners, “Kick Israeli Racism out of FIFA”, was unfurled before the Saturday afternoon game at Queens Park Ranger’s Loftus Road stadium against Manchester United.  It was positioned on the main approach which was a wide road and this resulted in a very high “eye-fall” on the bright red banner.  Over a one and a …

The campaign has written to the FAW about the Euro 2016 competition in which Wales has been drawn to play against Israel in March and September 2015. Last May we asked the FAW to censor the Israeli Football Association (IFA) for its complicity in the repression of Palestinian football.  Since then there has been negligible progress: …

After battling huge odds to reach January’s tournament in Australia, the team and fans believe success on the field will help lead to recognition off it 2014 ended with a sour note for Palestinian national aspirations. On 30 December, a United Nations resolution calling for the end of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and …

Eurosport reports that a footballer who was found to be playing for both Israel and Palestine domestic league sides has been banned for 99 years by the Israeli Football Association. Palestinian international Attaf Abu Bilal played for Israeli fifth division side Segev Shalom but was found to be playing in the Palestinian league at the …

Inside World Football reports today that Israel and Palestine have been urged by FIFA to step up their efforts to allow for the free movement of Palestinian players and officials in the West Bank and Gaza. Delegates of both sides are understood to have met mediating FIFA executives on the fringes of last week’s executive committee …

Reuters reports that the head of Asian soccer declared his commitment to tackling the “illegal Israeli practices” hindering Palestinian soccer on Thursday, adding that he expects measures to come in the new year after talks with FIFA President Sepp Blatter. AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Blatter both voiced their displeasure last …

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