(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 …

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 …

New Yorkers Sean Jacobs and Aubrey Bloomfield write in The nation that “It’s Time to Kick Israel Out of Soccer.  As we said for South Africa, “No normal sport in an abnormal society.” The idea has already rattled Israeli diplomats………experience has shown that sports boycotts are very powerful tools for international solidarity groups. Ultimately, they …

On the occasion of Gianni Infantino being elected to the presidency of FIFA, the Red Card Israeli Racism campaign wrote the following letter to him on 29 February 2016. Dear Mr Infantino, Congratulations – and a major challenge On behalf of our campaign I would like to congratulate you on your election as President of …

The Extraordinary Congress held in Zurich on 26 February 2016 adopted a new set of Statutes to incorporate the desired reforms.   One important change was to stipulate that only the Council, which replaces the Executive Committee, could propose suspension or expulsion of a member association at an Annual Congress.  Therefore to remove the Israeli FA from FIFA will require …

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