(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 …

The New Israel Fund (NIF) has partnered with The Israel Football Association (IFA) to form a new campaign called “Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football“. The campaign was announced through a  glamorous new video “We’re all equal – we’re all one team”, that was released October 28, 2014, to “promote Israel’s national soccer teams (men, women, and youth) as …

The IFA has reorganised youth leagues in the Al-Shomoron area so that Palestinian teams are segregated from Jewish teams.  It hints that this was in response to calls from Jewish parents.  This action flies in the face of FIFA Statute 3 and UEFA Statute 7.7 which stipulate suspension or expulsion for racist actions.    Adalah has petitioned the District …

Bnei Sakhnin, the Israeli Premier League team comprising solely of Palestinian citizens of Israel, has been fined NS 15,000 (about £2,500) for honouring Azmi Bishara, amongst others including the Emir of Qatar, for the support that they had given the club.  Bishara is a former Member of the Knesset who had a vision of Israel as …

Three Crimean clubs were incorporated in the third tier of the Russian football league in August this year and teams have already played in a cup competition.  The Ukrainian FA has objected to FIFA and UEFA, and the latter said on 22 August that “any football matches played by Crimean clubs organised under the auspices of the …

Our campaign objective of the exclusion of (West) Jerusalem as a host city for the EURO 2020 competition was realised on 19th September when UEFA announced the host countries: Finals:  London;    Quarter finals:  Munich, Baku, St Petersburg, Rome Round of 16:  Amsterdam, Bilbao, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow Details are given under the Campaigns/EURO …

Joe Catron of Electronic Intefada filed this report after the deaths of child footballers playing in the sand. http://electronicintifada.net/content/gaza-beach-massacre-commemorated-child-survivors/13844 On Sunday evening, as the sun slipped behind the Mediterranean Sea, members of the Bakr family, a sprawling clan of fishermen in Gaza City’s Beach refugee camp, gathered with hundreds of supporters on the beach next …

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