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UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) has banned Israel’s public broadcaster from airing its games to illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel’s Public Broadcasting Corporation, Kan, won the rights to broadcast preliminary World Cup and European Championship games after it bid $5.8 million for the privilege last year. However, the …

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 …

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