(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 …

The words “Free Palestine” and a giant Palestinian flag were displayed on a hillside visible from all over the city of Belfast.  Near the ground where Israel was playing N. Ireland there was a powerful demonstration led by Unison members who waved Palestinian flags and lined the road.  This video shows the action:  http://youtu.be/eFZDo7r5AuI. N. Ireland won 3-0, which …

FIFA has imposed a fine and a 12 month ban on PFA President Jibril Rajoub, in the wake of his comments in the run-up to a friendly match between Israel and Argentina that was scheduled for 9 June. In the event Argentina pulled out of the match.   FIFA’s prompt action in this case contrasts …

In a major victory for BDS, Adidas has dropped its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association. The following statement has been posted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) at https://bdsmovement.net/news/team-justice-scores-adidas-no-longer-sponsoring-israel-football-association: The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that Adidas is no …

Scottish PSC has written to the Scottish FA requesting that the mens senior team match with Israel scheduled for 20 November be cancelled.  A petition has been launched; please sign:  https://www.change.org/p/scottish-football-association-support-palestinian-rights?lang=en-GB The text of the letter is as follows: To Mr Alan McRae, President, The Scottish Football Association Ltd. Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9AY. Dear Mr McRae We are writing …

PACBI has sent the letter below to the Irish Football Association calling on it to cancel its friendly with Israel scheduled for 11 September at 7.45 pm local time.   Recently concerted international action led to the cancellation of a friendly between Argentina and Israel as both manaagers and players reacted to the racism of the Israeli government.   Let’s make …

The RCIR banner was raised at the large demonstration in London and generated much attention.  PSC’s Ben Jamal made a powerful speech on Trump’s destructive action in moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Reuters report from Gaza. A soccer team made up of Palestinians who lost limbs to Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip is giving its players new purpose.  Members of the amputee team, which is made up of players most of who lost their legs in the conflict with Israel, exercise on a soccer pitch in …

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