Articles by Geoff

This call to action has been published by PACBI (Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel) at https://bdsmovement.net/puma-day5. As Palestinians continue to struggle against Israel’s illegal land grabs, and companies like Ben & Jerry’s pledge to end involvement in illegal Israeli settlements, it’s time for all of us to step up the …

Unbeknown to RCIR, PFA Vice-President Susan Shalabi Molano resumed her invaluable blog – Israeli Occupation Transgressions against Palestinian Sports at http://xssportpal.blogspot.com/ – earlier this summer. We reproduce her recent posts below – beginning with a moving statement of principle followed by three reports on fatalities and other sporting losses caused by Israel’s assault on Gaza …

Spanish club refused to play in the holy city, following calls by Palestinian leaders to boycott the match This article by Mustafa Abu Sneineh was published by Middle East Eye here on 15th July. An Israeli football club, whose fanbase is known for racism and anti-Palestinian chants, has cancelled a friendly match with FC Barcelona, …

This article was posted by The Palestine Chronicle here on 11th July. Several demonstrations were held across the United Kingdom yesterday against Puma to demand that the sports brand end its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association (IFA). Puma is a multinational corporation that designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear. The protests, called for …

The campaign has written to the UEFA Executive Committee members as follows: Venue for UEFA Women’s Under 19 finals in Israel On the 24th February we wrote to Mr Platini, copied to all members of the Executive Committee, expressing our detailed concerns about the award of the UEFA Women’s Under 19 finals 2015 to Israel. …

The campaign has written to the FAW about the Euro 2016 competition in which Wales has been drawn to play against Israel in March and September 2015. Last May we asked the FAW to censor the Israeli Football Association (IFA) for its complicity in the repression of Palestinian football.  Since then there has been negligible progress: …

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