April 2015

MOTION SUBMITTED BY THE PALESTINIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION AT THE 28-29 MAY 2015 FIFA ANNUAL CONGRESS (submitted on 19 March 2015) The FIFA Congress decide to suspend the Israel Football Association (IFA) from FIFA until: 1.1)  The Israel Football Association, or Israeli authorities, submit written guarantees to FIFA  that it will respect the FIFA statutes by recognizing …

 http://mideastsoccer.blogspot.co.il/2015/04/israel-chides-club-for-racism-in-bid-to.html James Dorsey reported that: (1) Israel’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that racist club Beitar Jerusalem retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team’s racist fans.  The EEOC is a governmental organisation. (2) Israeli football scholar Amir Ben-Porat has warned that ” ‘Death to …

The following report was made by Middle East Eye:  http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/no-arab-players-need-apply-israeli-football-team-coach-says-379844877 The coach of a major Israeli football team has said he would not allow an Arab player on to his squad because it would “heighten tensions” amongst fans renowned for racist behaviour. “I do not think it’s the right time, it would create tensions and only …

The campaign has written to the UEFA Executive Committee members as follows: Venue for UEFA Women’s Under 19 finals in Israel On the 24th February we wrote to Mr Platini, copied to all members of the Executive Committee, expressing our detailed concerns about the award of the UEFA Women’s Under 19 finals 2015 to Israel. …

This FIFA report suggests that once more Blatter is avoiding the strong measures needed.  The text of the report is: “Following-up on the mandate he was given by the FIFA Executive Committee, FIFA President Blatter met Palestine Football Association (PFA) President Jibril Rajoub today in Cairo, where he attended the CAF General Assembly, to discuss …

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