(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 …

Inside World Football reports as follows after the promised meeting between Sexwale and Israeli sports minter Miri Regev.   The next step in the conflict over settlement clubs will be Consideration of Sexwale’s report by the FIFA Council at its next meeting on 9-10 January 2017. “An increasingly frustrated Tokyo Sexwale, FIFA’s top mediator in the Middle …

Please sign a petition launched by Friends of Al Aqsa expressing “deep concern over recent discussions regarding sponsorship between Liverpool Football Club, and the Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin”.  http://www.foa.org.uk/petition/stop-israel-from-sponsoring-liverpool-football-club/?signup=1 Apparently Liverpool’s director of international business development Jonathan Kane was pictured with Israel’s tourism minister Yariv Levin at the World Travel Market fair in London.   The …

FIFA’s Israel Palestine Monitoring Committee met on 1 November and resolved that Tokyo Sexwale will present his report on settlement clubs to the FIFA Council meeting in January 2017.  Prior to that, on 21 November, he will meet with the Israeli minister Miri Regev. At yesterday’s meeting the Israelis tried their normal arguments to delay but Tokyo was clear …

Ben Jamal, Chief Executive of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, writes in today’s Guardian to support the Palestinian FA under the headline: FIFA must ban these Israeli settlement teams, if it wants a level playing field. There is a rising tide of pressure, including UN intervention, calling for exclusion. Any other decision would go against football’s core principle …

Haaretz’s reports the PFA President’s threat to petition the Court of Arbitration in Sport if the settlement clubs issue is not settled.  It also reports that the FIFA Council is likely to postpone a decision as a result of Israeli Pressure. The full text of the report is: “The head of the Palestinian Football Association has threatened that …

The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont has reported the following.  It presents unambiguously the legal position that we and others have emphasised. (Photo of the Aroni Ariel football ground is by Jack Guez, AFP/Getty images). “A senior United Nations official has written to Fifa to reiterate that the UN regards Israeli settlements – and by extension Israeli football …

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