(1) SIGN THE TWO PETITIONS: “SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA” and “FIFA: GIVE ISRAELI RACISM THE RED CARD”   (2) READ OUR IMPORTANT FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game 2015 (open this post to use the link)  (3) JOIN IN LEAFLETING AND DEMONSTRATIONS AT MATCHES       PETITIONS.  The RCIR petition calls for suspension of the IFA from FIFA …

The following letter was sent to Mr Sexwale to emphasise the illegalities of settlement teams playing in Israeli leagues. Red Card Israeli Racism Campaign PO Box BM PSA, London, WC1N 3XX http://rcir.org.uk. 19 August 2016 Mr Tokyo Sexwale, Chairman, Israel-Palestine Monitoring Committee, Federation Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, P.O.Box 8044, Zurich,  Switzerland Dear Mr …

Celtic fans demonstrated forcibly both inside and outside the ground at the 17 August 2016 UEFA Champions League match against Hapoel Beer Sheva.  The Scotsman the previous day carried an article pointing out that Scottish law would only be broken if waving of flags constituted “stirring up hatred”.  Of course, waving a Palestinian flag does not. …

A new venue will need to be found for the Congress as the Malaysian government will not issue visas to a country with which it has no diplomatic relations.  The following text is the Inside World Football report. http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2016/08/16/malaysia-pulls-hosting-2017-fifa-congress-new-venue-sought/ August 16 – The Malaysian football federation has pulled out of hosting the 67th Annual FIFA Congress …

On 15 August the number of signatories on the Avaaz petition topped 150,000.  The text of the petition is as follows: “To Tokyo Sexwale, the Chairman of FIFA’s Investigation Committee : As concerned citizens from across the Middle East, North Africa, South Africa, and the world, we ask you to uphold FIFA’s own rules and provide …

  European Jews for a Just Peace, EJJP, is a federation of 18 Jewish groups from ten European countries. Its letter is given below 11 August 2016 Gianni Infantino, President                                                                 Tokyo Sexwale, Chairman, Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine FIFA  Dear Mr. Infantino and Mr. Sexwale, We are writing to you about the long-standing issue of …

This letter was sent to FIFA, and subsequently published in the Morning Star on Friday 12 April 2016, in order to highlight the realities of life in the OPT which were only hinted at in the FIFA video “Football inspires – unites in Palestine”.  Red Card Israeli Racism Campaign PO Box BM PSA, London WC1N …

MEDIA RELEASE.  9 August 2016. This Media Release highlights the awful reality of village life in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. FIFA’s impressive 9 July 2016 video entitled “Football Unifies, Inspires In Palestine” reports opinions that football supports Palestinian identity and brings the nation together.  Besides showing the national stadium and emphasising the progress made in women’s …

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