November 2014

Our campaign has written the letter below to the President of UEFA copied to all other members of the Executive Committee. “Dear Mr Platini, Two days ago the Palestine Football Association headquarters were raided by Israeli troops1. It is one more example of Israel’s criminal efforts to disrupt Palestinian football, as it seeks to disrupt and stifle …

Palestinian and Israeli football officials have been “summoned” to meet in December in Morocco, where the FIFA Executive Committee is due to meet on 19 December 2014.  FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due to report back to this meeting on his attempts to broker an agreement between the two associations following meetings with the Israeli government to which he …

The Ma’an News agency reported a statement from the Palestinian FA that on Monday 24 November three Israeli military jeeps raided its headquarters at 9:20 a.m. and apprehended the IDs of several of its employees, prevented them from entering the building, and interrogated them.  They also searched the ground floor of the building, the statement said.  Israeli forces …

Sunday’s Bnei Sakhnin-Beitar Jerusalem game ended in a confrontation on the pitch between players of the two soccer teams, which respectively represent Arab-Israelis and nationalist Jews. Despite a police ban on flags, Beitar fans smuggled in Israeli flags, while Sakhnin fans snuck in Palestinian flags. As the game, which host Sakhnin won 1-0, wound down, …

  The New Israel Fund (NIF) has just started a partnership with the Israel Football Association (IFA).  The campaign is titled “Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football“.  Its quoted aim is to:   “promote the Israeli national soccer teams (men, women, and youth) as a shining example of equality, tolerance, and coexistence for the rest …