To the President Michel Platini On June 5, the UEFA Under 21 Championship is due to kick off in Israel. On 5 June, 1967, Israel, in a preemptive war, attacked and occupied the West Bank, Gaza, the Golan Heights and the Sinai. On June 5, a day of conquest for Israel and of suffering and …
Dutch activists staged a protest against UEFA’s decision to organize the under 21 year European Championship in Israel.
On Friday, 24 May, protestors from several European countries will assemble outside UEFA’s annual congress to call for the cancelation of Israel as location for the European Under-21 football championship.
As England ‘s Under-21 team prepares for the UEFA Finals in Israel on June 5-18, campaign group Red Card Israeli Racism intends to protest outside the UEFA Annual Congress in London on 24th May.
In June 2011, 42 Palestinian football clubs called on UEFA President Michel Platini to reverse the decision to hold the 2013 men’s Under 21 championships in Israel, a country imposing military occupation, colonisation and an apartheid system in Palestine. Since that time, throughout Europe and across the world, calls for UEFA to remove the Under …
Trades Union Friends of Palestine held a vigil a few hundred yards away from the Northern Ireland v Israel match at Windsor Park. Concurrently, a letter was delivered to Jim Shaw, IFA President, pointing out that holding these matches conflicts with the ethical principles of football.
You said that you could not change the venue of the finals since that would bring politics into sport. But the politics are already there, regrettably. For us the change has absolutely nothing to do with politics.
A good position on the road to the ground meant that we intercepted the England team coach and that almost all spectators saw the banner.