(1) PLEASE SIGN TWO Avaaz PETITIONS: “CALL FIFA TO BAN ISRAEL” and “FIFA: GIVE ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS 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.  Our general call to FIFA to suspend Israel’s membership of FIFA until …

Delta Galil Industries is among 112 companies found to have “enabled, facilitated and profited from” the growth of illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories The German sportswear giant Puma has been the target of the Palestinian-led Boycott Puma campaign since October 2018 due to its kit sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA). Palestinian …

Actions of fans of notorious Israeli football club caught on CCTV ahead of match against Palestinian town’s team This article by Mustafa Abu Sneineh first appeared on 16th Jan 2020 at https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/death-reinahs-people-israelis-attack-palestinian-village-ahead-match-beitar-Jerusalem. It indicates that current owner Moshe Hogeg will have a fight on his hands if he truly intends to enforce “zero tolerance for racism” …

In the post of 3 July we pointed out the disruption of the two-leg Palestinian Cup final by Israeli authorities.  Since then the Israeli human rights group Gisha has gone to court to overturn the blocks on players’ movements but has failed. We would emphasise that Israel’s continuing obstruction of the Palestinian Cup Final second leg …

Our campaign has published this article in Middle East Memorandum to highlight to three specific aspects of the deterioration in the position of Palestinian football in recent months. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190828-does-fifa-really-believe-in-human-rights/ “The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has had some good reasons to thank football’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), for its help. …

Khadamat Rafah football team. Ramzy Baroud, editor of the Palestine Chronicle, has contributed an excellent up to date summary article to Middle East Memorandum. “The Palestinian Football Association is struggling to survive. Combined US-Israeli pressure on Palestinian organisations that provide aid and support to the Palestinian people is now felt in the field of sports …

For the fifth year running Israeli authorities have caused problems for this annual fixture. On Sunday 30 June 2019 all West Bank players successfully travelled to Gaza, where their Balata FC team drew 1 – 1 with Gaza’s Khadamat Rafah. For the return leg thirty one of the thirty five man Gazan squad were banned …

The following statement was issued today by Red Card Israeli Racism: RCIR is appalled – but hardly surprised – by Gianni Infantino’s reprehensible appearance on Tuesday at the US-backed Peace to Prosperity Workshop in Manama – the Trump administration’s ill-received attempt to bribe the Palestinians into abandoning their national aspirations. As the Palestine Football Association’s …

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