(1) SIGN THE PETITION: “SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA   (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       (1) PETITION.  The RCIR petition calls for suspension of the IFA from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and …

Mondoweiss published the following article from our campaign.  It highlights the link between racism in football and racism in Israeli society at large. Jerusalem soccer club exemplifies Lieberman’s rightwing nationalism — and should be barred from international play  http://mondoweiss.net/2016/05/exemplifies-nationalism-international/ A club with supporters who openly avow racial purity and organize violent ultra-nationalist marches is third …

Tokyo Sexwale started his address to the Congress by noting that it concerned a “painful part of the world”  where since the last Congress over 200 Israelis and Palestinians had died.   On movements of people and equipment he reported “marked progress” while noting that “a lot of work still needs to be done”.  On the  question of settlement …

An ugly brawl erupted on the soccer pitch on Tuesday [26 April] at the end of a league match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Sakhnin, which is the most successful Palestinian club in Israel. It followed a bad-tempered encounter between the tsides the previous week for a cup semi-final.  927mag comments that  “Compared to …

In response to the human rights abuses in Qatar, FIFA commissioned Professor John G Ruggie of Harvard University to recommend how to embed respect for human rights across FIFA’s global operations.  His comprehensive report “‘For the Game. For the World.’ FIFA and Human Rights” is available at the following website:  http://www.hks.harvard.edu/content/download/79736/1789834/version/1/file/Ruggie_humanrightsFIFA_reportApril2016.pdf. The scope of the report is …

Continuing its harassment of Palestinian football, and ignoring the spirit of the 29 March 2015 Amendment at the 65th FIFA Annual Congress, Israel has recently arrested three footballers without reason.  Fadi Al Sharif is shown in the picture.  The others were Sami Al Daour and Muhammad Abu Khwaishttps://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ryan-rodrick-beiler/three-palestinian-football-players-arrested-israel.  Ryan Beiler of has detailed this in …

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