December 2015

Star Online reports a robust defence of boycott by the Malaysian BDS  group when local opposition was raised to a government ban on Israeli participation in an international sailing competition.    The text of Star’s report is as follows: PETALING JAYA: A pro-Palestinian group expressed concern over an opposition politician’s remarks in support of two Israeli athletes who …

FIFA issued the following Media Release on 16 December.  The FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, under the chairmanship of Tokyo Sexwale with representatives from the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) and the Israel Football Association (IFA) led by their respective presidents Jibril Rajoub and Ofer Eini and attended by the AFC observer Sanjeevan Balasingam (AFC Director of …

Palestinian embassy in Peru and the Peruvian government mark solidarity day with a football match JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian embassy in Peru, together with the Peruvian government, on Sunday organized a football match in commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The game was played between …

In an excerpt from a forthcoming documentary “Forever Free” on Beitar Jerusalem, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin comments on the racist behaviour of Beitar Jerusalem fans.  He reports that he said to the mayors of Jerusalem “Our silence legitimises them.  Pay attention, you are the leaders of the community and the government” and then notes that “Many times they [the mayors] disregarded …