The Red Card Israeli Racism campaign is escalating its activities as the June 5-18 dates for UEFA’s under-21 men’s football final in Israel draw near. The London-based campaign is now part of a European coalition of groups working to expose the folly of staging a major competition in a state which shows contempt for the …
We, the undersigned patrons of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, want to emphasise that the thrust of the campaign to move the U21 finals is essentially moral – not political.
Dozens of pro-Palestinian campaigners brought growing anger over Israel hosting this year’s European under-21 football finals right to UEFA’s door on Friday (January 25), forcing the organisation’s president Michel Platini to grant them a hearing at his headquarters in Nyon , Switzerland. See also Ali Abunimah’s report on Electronic Intifada PROTEST FORCES PLATINI TO DEFEND UEFA UNDER-21 FINALS IN ISRAEL …
The Israel government removed VIP status from the Palestinian Football Association’s President Jamal Rajoub with respect to movements into and out of Palestine.
You will have read the careful statement by Frederic Kanoute and about 60 other European footballers on 29 November 2012. This strongly condemned the latest Israeli “stain on the world’s conscience”.
On 29 November 2012 Former Tottenham and Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute and 51 footballers signed the following statement rejecting Israeli hosting of the UEFA 2013 under 21 finals. We, as European football players, express our solidarity with the people of Gaza who are living under siege and denied basic human dignity and freedom. The latest …
As we mourn the loss of life in Gaza and Israel which included youth footballers, I attach for your attention two important new statements, Please convey these messages to Mr Platini.
About half the 17,000 crowd passed the banner. One comment overheard was: “Didn’t know about that”.