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  A protest was held today at the Centenary Stadium during the national women’s football qualifier between Malta and Israel.   It was organised by the Network for Palestinian Solidarity and involved the display of a banner that read ‘Stop Israeli Apartheid’, in a statement aimed at the Israeli government’s occupation of Palestinians in Gaza.             http://linkis.com/bit.ly/p0x88

Adam and Johar were arrested on Monday 28 April as they re-entered Palestine following their hospitalisation in Jordan. By 7 May, no charge had been filed against them. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xucgau6l9wifbyk/Update%20on%20Adam%20and%20Johar%2030th%20April%202014.pdf

The UK’s Independent newspaper published on 30 April an Open Letter to UEFA.  This appealed for UEFA to exclude Jerusalem from the list of hosts for EURO 2020    It was signed by twentyfive Patrons of PSC and the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. Letters: Leave Jerusalem off Euro 2020 host city list – Letters – Voices – …

“Expulsion…….might be the only way to bring a change” according to Uzi Dann, the international sports editor of Haaretz, an Israel newspaper, quoted in an Al Jazeera article by Sohail Malik: Should Israel be kicked out of FIFA?    Dann is quoted as saying “from my experience, only threats and pressure can solve this problem. Since this is a …

The petition to suspend the Israeli FA from FIFA has now achieved more than 10,000 supporters since its launch almost 6 weeks ago.  The RCIR campaign thanks everyone for their support.  Palestinians will greatly welcome this recognition of their repression by Israeli authorities.  We will continue to collect support from around the world to present …

In reply to the RCIR campaign’s letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Secretary General Jerome Valcke sent the following reply.  The line of argument is understandable and the campaign challenged it subsequently – see the post on 14 May 2014.  Mr Valke’s reply is as follows: Dear Sir, We thank you for your correspondence dated …

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