May 2015

Strolling around Zurich on the Wednesday evening of our arrival, we couldn’t help spot odd groups of be-suited men wandering around and sporting FIFA ID cards or carrying FIFA folios.  One was interested to talk.  When we mentioned the Palestinian proposal for suspension of the IFA his response was “oh yes, that’s political, isn’t it?”. …….. …

The Palestine Football Association Press Release. Letter to FIFA: Israeli Forces Delay Palestinian National Football Team This evening Israeli Forces delayed the Palestinian National Football Team at the Allenby/Al Karamah Crossing, the only international border for Palestinians living in the Occupied West Bank. The national team was on its route to Tunisia as part of their …

Jeff Halper reported on his meeting with Blatter at http://www.icahd.org/node/577.  as follows: During the visit of FIFA President Sepp Blatter to Palestine/Israel in order to head off a vote next week to suspend Israel’s membership due to the damage its policies do to Palestinian football, I was asked to represent Israel activists supporting the suspension …

The discussions between FIFA and the PFA, brought forward to Wednesday 20th May2015 ended with the PFA  holding the line against FIFA and Israeli pressure to withdraw the motion to suspend the IFA.  FIFA appears not to want to adopt a democratic process.  Reuters reports that FIFA proposed new arrangements for movements of players between Gaza and …

The following leter was sent to all FIFA member associations on 19 May 2015. Suspension of the Israeli Football Association from FIFA. Israeli Misrepresentations and Public Support We have previously written to ask you to support the Palestine Football Association’s proposal for suspension of the Israel Football Association from FIFA. For its part, the IFA …

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