SIGN OUR PETITION:   Suspend the Israeli FA from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and observes international law.  Click on the link on the full post.    Petition | Suspend the Israeli Football Association’s FIFA membership | Change.org          

The petition to suspend the Israeli FA from FIFA has now achieved more than 10,000 supporters since its launch almost 6 weeks ago.  The RCIR campaign thanks everyone for their support.  Palestinians will greatly welcome this recognition of their repression by Israeli authorities.  We will continue to collect support from around the world to present …

Both the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz have published parts of a web article by Inside World Football.  One comment from IFA Chief Executive Kemer was that “It has never been the policy of FIFA and UEFA to mix politics and sport”.  That’s misleading, Israeli sport has been steeped in politics since it was admitted to UEFA …

Further to our report in the 15 February post, the young Abu Dis footballers Johar and Adam who were shot in the legs by Israeli soldiers are still in hospital. Hundreds of get-well signatures gathered by CADFA (Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association) were delivered to them in hospital yesterday by our women visitors en route …

David Zirin has added to his last article (see 3 March post) with some serious revelations concerning Western Press:  “the assumption of mendacity affixed to Palestinian sources spoke volumes”!  Success for Israeli PR!  The article is published in  http://www.thenation.com/blog/178765/red-line-fifa-israel-violence-and-whats-left-palestinian-soccer  and is given here in full. Last week, Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the US State Department, was asked if she had …

Annie Robbins reports an exchange at the US State Dept Daily Press Briefing in an article in Mondoweiss concerning Israeli aggression against Palestinian sportspersons .  The questioning was not exactly incisive nor the answers complete, but the exchange is on the record and hopefully the State Department can be made to follow this up. QUESTION: I …

David Zirin of the US The Nation has issued a very critical analysis of the Israeli shooting of two Palestinian footballers and its implications.  This post gives the article in full.  The players’ names are Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17. They were once soccer players in the West Bank. Now they …

The Red Card Israel Racism campaign wrote to FIFA President Sepp Blatter on 1 March 2014 calling for the suspension of the Israeli Football Association from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and observes international law.  The letter was copied to the Presidents of the six Regional Confederations and all members of the FIFA Executive …

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