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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 …

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 …

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has taken up an active role in the Red Card Israeli Racism Campaign.  It has issued the following Press Release prior to FIFA’s May 2017 Congress. FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements Palestinians …

The AFC Executive Committee meeting on 28 February in Kuala Lumpur insisted that FIFA seek an urgent resolution to the ongoing Palestine issues with Israel.  It called FIFA and the FIFA Monitoring Committee Palestine-Israel to come up with the best solution to resolve the long-standing issues in the region by applying the relevant FIFA Statutes …

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