Campaigns

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 …

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 …

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 …

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