May 2013

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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