(1) SIGN OUR PETITION: SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA.    (2) JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN AROUND TWO WALES V ISRAEL GAMES IN 2015.    (3) READ OUR IMPORTANT NEW FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game.  (open this post to use the link) (1) PETITION.   This calls for suspension of the IFA from FIFA until Israel respects the human rights of …

Our campaign has written the letter below to the President of UEFA copied to all other members of the Executive Committee. “Dear Mr Platini, Two days ago the Palestine Football Association headquarters were raided by Israeli troops1. It is one more example of Israel’s criminal efforts to disrupt Palestinian football, as it seeks to disrupt and stifle …

The Ma’an News agency reported a statement from the Palestinian FA that on Monday 24 November three Israeli military jeeps raided its headquarters at 9:20 a.m. and apprehended the IDs of several of its employees, prevented them from entering the building, and interrogated them.  They also searched the ground floor of the building, the statement said.  Israeli forces …

Sunday’s Bnei Sakhnin-Beitar Jerusalem game ended in a confrontation on the pitch between players of the two soccer teams, which respectively represent Arab-Israelis and nationalist Jews. Despite a police ban on flags, Beitar fans smuggled in Israeli flags, while Sakhnin fans snuck in Palestinian flags. As the game, which host Sakhnin won 1-0, wound down, …

  The New Israel Fund (NIF) has just started a partnership with the Israel Football Association (IFA).  The campaign is titled “Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football“.  Its quoted aim is to:   “promote the Israeli national soccer teams (men, women, and youth) as a shining example of equality, tolerance, and coexistence for the rest …

The IFA has reorganised youth leagues in the Al-Shomoron area so that Palestinian teams are segregated from Jewish teams.  It hints that this was in response to calls from Jewish parents.  This action flies in the face of FIFA Statute 3 and UEFA Statute 7.7 which stipulate suspension or expulsion for racist actions.    Adalah has petitioned the District …

Bnei Sakhnin, the Israeli Premier League team comprising solely of Palestinian citizens of Israel, has been fined NS 15,000 (about £2,500) for honouring Azmi Bishara, amongst others including the Emir of Qatar, for the support that they had given the club.  Bishara is a former Member of the Knesset who had a vision of Israel as …

Three Crimean clubs were incorporated in the third tier of the Russian football league in August this year and teams have already played in a cup competition.  The Ukrainian FA has objected to FIFA and UEFA, and the latter said on 22 August that “any football matches played by Crimean clubs organised under the auspices of the …

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