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According to Haaretz the Israeli diplomatic service has swung into action to try to force FIFA to conform to its wishes and protect Israeli racism in football. The Haaretz article is as follows: “Israel fighting to stop FIFA from suspending settlement soccer teams. Move against six teams initiated by Palestinians, backed by FIFA Panel; Israelis …

This letter was sent to FIFA member associations. We, the Undersigned, Representing Millions, Urge You to Put Human Rights Before Politics and Expel Israeli Settlement Clubs. We write to you with regards to the seven clubs* that are participating in the official Israeli football league while being located in illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory …

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has issued the following Media Release.  The first paragraph gives a link to the letter sent to all FIFA member associations (see adjacent post).   RCIR campaign has given strong support. https://bdsmovement.net/news/fifa-urged-organizations-representing-millions-expel-israeli-clubs-settlements: April 19, 2017 (Ramallah, Occupied Palestine) — Today, more than one hundred sports …

FIFA has published the agenda for the 66th Congress. There is no Agenda Item concerning recommendations by the FIFA Council on the basis of the report by chairman Tokyo Sexwale of the Israeli Palestine Monitoring Committee.  This would be expected to be presented under Agenda Item 14 (proposals submitted by the member associations and the Council).  However, the relevant …

Tokyo Sexwale delivered his much delayed draft report to the Monitoring Committee meeting on 22 March 2017.   The meeting was noisy with some extremely rude and aggressive interjections by the Israelis.  Sexwale tabled three alternative recommendations to solving the problems of settlement clubs: (1) Carry on as now, running the risk of further legal action …

The Swiss newspapers “Tribune de Geneve” and “Blick” reveal that some thirty members of the Swiss parliament have called on FIFA to exclude the Israeli settlement clubs that play without permission from Palestinians. Their letter to FIFA emphasises the need for “Fair Play”  MP Cedric Wermuth adds “Especially from the Swiss Infantino, we expect this without any …

The Sean Oakley article for RCIR that was published in Mondoweiss is given here in full. The football club Beitar Jerusalem continues to capture the increasingly extreme right-wing tendency of Israel’s current discourse. Indeed, the domination of Beitar’s fascistic fanbase, rampaging soccer hooligans known as La Familia, along with their racist sidekicks in Lehava, finally pushed its more …

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