(1) GO TO THE MARCH AND RALLY ON 6 SEPTEMBER IN CARDIFF TO CALL FOR “FAIR PLAY FOR PALESTINE” AT THE WALES V ISRAEL GAME   (2) SIGN A PETITION: ”SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA   (3) READ OUR IMPORTANT FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game 2015 (open this post to use the link). 1)  WALES 2015.  In the …

FIFA reports the first Monitoring Group meeting.  International observers from CONCACAF, CONMEBOL or the OFC are included, which is what the PFA Amendment at the Congress specified.  However, no detail was given of the Terms of Reference of the Group. http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-holds-first-meeting-in-zuri-2673272.html FIFA report: The FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, comprising representatives from the Israel Football Association …

RCIR has challenged the Homelessness Football World Cup organisation to reconsider the inclusion of an Israeli team.  Israel has an utterly appalling record of creating homelessness.  Participation in this event gives the impression that Israel cares about homelessness, which couldn’t be further from the truth.   This is clear normalisation. One of RCIR’s activists has great experience in homelessness …

So much for Israeli indications just before the May 2015 Congress that they would help develop Palestinian football facilities.  Exactly the opposite has happened. The Maan News Agency reports that an Israeli court has ruled to demolish a football field and its facilities in Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, a local committee said Thursday. The owners of …

After the nil-nil draw on Thursday 6 August in Gaza between West Bank club Al Ahli and Gazan club Shejaia, the return leg was played near Hebron on Friday 14 August.  Al Ahli triumphed by 2 – 1 and will represent Palestine in international club competitions this season. There was a delay of four hours at …

Efforts by the Palestinian FA at the May 2015 FIFA Congress to free up movements for Palestinian footballers have succeeded.  In June the Palestinian team left the West Bank unhindered for a game in Saudi Arabia.  On 4th August 2015 a West Bank team travelled to Gaza after a few days prevarication by the Israelis. …

Palestinian citizen of Israel Salah Hasarma has been appointed as manager of Kiryat Shmona , a first division team.  He is clear about the problem of racism in Israeli football: “It is unacceptable and we need to deal with it seriously. The police should have people in the stands and arrest anybody who shouts racist …

The Guardian published this  report of the Europa League game on 16 July.  The Israeli FA has consistently failed to take effective action against Beitar Jerusalem and this is the result.  Beitar should be suspended from all European competitions until fans’ behaviour is acceptable.   UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body under the chairmanship of Austrian Dr Thomas …

The following has just been published by the Huffington Post and circulated by James Dorsey.  Whether the proposed Israeli action will stand up to scrutiny remains to be seen. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-dorsey/unprecedented-israeli-act_b_7767344.html Unprecedented Israeli Action Against Jerusalem Club’s Anti-Arab/Muslim Racism        The Israeli government, in a historic break with past policy, is taking right-wing, nationalist Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, …

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