Campaigns

This is a rendering of the popular UEFA anthem “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s opera Turandot, specially-adapted for the protest in support of Palestinian rights on June 24 2013 outside Grosvenor House, London, during the UEFA Congress held there. The words are by Sue Blackwell, the singers are Deborah Fink, soprano, and Willem Meijs, baritone. Piano …

Liverpool played host on Tuesday to a member of the Palestinian national football team. Mahmoud Sarsak is on tour in Britain and Ireland as part of the campaign against holding this year’s mens under-21 championship in Israel. Mahmoud speaks from experience. In 2009 he was detained without charge in an Israeli jail. He was tortured …

On Friday, delegates from European football associations gathered in a London hotel for Uefa’s annual congress (Report, 24 May). They agreed new, strict guidelines to deal with racism, suggesting a commendable determination to combat discrimination in the sport. We find it shocking that this same organisation shows total insensitivity to the blatant and entrenched discrimination inflicted …

Rassemblement devant le siège de l’Union Royale Belge de Football (URBSFA) pour réclamer la libération des deux joueurs de football palestiniens maintenus prisonniers depuis plus d’un an par Israël pour « raisons administratives » (régime israélien d’oppression permettant des détentions à durée illimitée sans charge ni procès et dont les associations de défense des droits …

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