(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 …

Electronic Intifada has reported how Gary Lineker objected to Israeli mistreatment of minors as “shameful”. https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/celebrities-break-taboo-palestine. The full text is as follows – for the video got to the above link: On Monday, British sports broadcaster Gary Lineker retweeted a tweet containing a video of Israeli soldiers abusing Palestinian children.  The former England football star …

At a meeting of the Asian Football Confederation Executive Committee Shaikh Salman endorsed the stand by the Palestinian FA.  The minutes of the meeting noted : “Speaking about the recent developments at the Palestine Football Association headquarters, Shaikh Salman pledged AFC’s support to the PFA saying the AFC will do its utmost to help the …

A good summary of the FIFA (in)action is reproduced here from Andrew Warshaw’s article in Inside World Football: http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2017/10/31/exclusive-fifa-ignored-100-sexwale-report-killing-off-israel-palestine-talks/ “The full extent to which FIFA washed its hands of football’s Israeli-Palestinian impasse by throwing out a detailed report  from its chief mediator for the region can today be exposed. Insideworldfootball has seen a copy of …

The Palestinian FA’s response to the FIFA Council’s 27 October action on the Sexwale report was strong and uncompromising. It denounced the decision by the FIFA Council to remain neutral regarding Israeli teams located in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.  Jibril Rjoub, head of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA), said in a press conference on Sunday …

Human Rights Watch came out with a strong statement disputing FIFA’s claims. Human Rights Watch had documented the case of the violations by Jewish settlement clubs in a 2016 report entitled: “FIFA sponsoring games on seized lands.” Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch director in Palestine and Israel, told Arab News that his organization is “incredibly …

The Palestinian News and Information Agency reports: President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party said “the decision constitutes another big scandal for FIFA that is no less than the corruption scandals revealed some months ago, and it is even reasonable to assume that it might be linked to those scandals, especially in light of the acceptance by …

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi strongly criticized the FIFA “neutrality” decision.  The following comments were reported by the Palestine News and Information Agency. “There is no neutrality in the face of criminality. The FIFA Council’s recent decision to ‘not take any position’ is disturbing proof that it is bowing to pressure …

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