(1) SPORTSPERSONS AND SUPPORTERS:  SIGN A PERSONAL LETTER TO PUMA MANAGEMENT.  SEE 12 JULY POST (2) ALL ACTIVISTS: SIGN OUR PETITION TO BAN ISRAELI SETTLEMENT TEAMS FROM PLAYING IN ISRAELI LEAGUES. FIFA”https://secure.avaaz.org/en/red_card_occupation_full/?tSYBbab”.   AND:  READ OUR TWO PAGE FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game (open this post to use the link). 

This call to action has been published by PACBI (Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel) at https://bdsmovement.net/puma-day5. As Palestinians continue to struggle against Israel’s illegal land grabs, and companies like Ben & Jerry’s pledge to end involvement in illegal Israeli settlements, it’s time for all of us to step up the …

Unbeknown to RCIR, PFA Vice-President Susan Shalabi Molano resumed her invaluable blog – Israeli Occupation Transgressions against Palestinian Sports at http://xssportpal.blogspot.com/ – earlier this summer. We reproduce her recent posts below – beginning with a moving statement of principle followed by three reports on fatalities and other sporting losses caused by Israel’s assault on Gaza …

Spanish club refused to play in the holy city, following calls by Palestinian leaders to boycott the match This article by Mustafa Abu Sneineh was published by Middle East Eye here on 15th July. An Israeli football club, whose fanbase is known for racism and anti-Palestinian chants, has cancelled a friendly match with FC Barcelona, …

This article was posted by The Palestine Chronicle here on 11th July. Several demonstrations were held across the United Kingdom yesterday against Puma to demand that the sports brand end its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association (IFA). Puma is a multinational corporation that designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear. The protests, called for …

This article by Asmahan Qarjouli was posted by Doha News yesterday at https://www.dohanews.co/qatar-sports-club-says-wont-renew-puma-contract-amid-boycott-calls/?fbclid=IwAR0yQDTop8LDK0HJWqnZVb1GR3Zl5-bCPEU1l4gECNc_vfroYag3kTHKk6Y. Qatar Sports Club announced it has no plans to renew its contract with global sportswear manufacturer Puma amid local and international calls for boycott due to its compliance with the Israeli occupation. “We would like to inform you that Qatar Sports Club’s …

Pakistani footballer recalls memories of playing against them in the past decade This article by Natahsa Raheel was published by Pakistan’s Express Tribune on 20th May at https://tribune.com.pk/story/2300864/palestine-situation-in-heart-breaking-adil. Support for any cause should be loud and clear or else it is no support at all, and Pakistani footballers have expressed their love for Palestinians as …

The striker for Palestine’s national football team was among the many affected by the recent Israeli Airforce bombings in Gaza. But, unlike Muath AlZaaneen who died, Balah lived to tell his tale. This article by Uri Levy was published by New Frame on 28th May at https://www.newframe.com/football-star-mohammed-balahs-dream-for-palestine/. “Friends called me. They told me that my …

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