May 2016

Mondoweiss published the following article from our campaign.  It highlights the link between racism in football and racism in Israeli society at large. Jerusalem soccer club exemplifies Lieberman’s rightwing nationalism — and should be barred from international play  http://mondoweiss.net/2016/05/exemplifies-nationalism-international/ A club with supporters who openly avow racial purity and organize violent ultra-nationalist marches is third …

Tokyo Sexwale started his address to the Congress by noting that it concerned a “painful part of the world”  where since the last Congress over 200 Israelis and Palestinians had died.   On movements of people and equipment he reported “marked progress” while noting that “a lot of work still needs to be done”.  On the  question of settlement …

An ugly brawl erupted on the soccer pitch on Tuesday [26 April] at the end of a league match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Sakhnin, which is the most successful Palestinian club in Israel. It followed a bad-tempered encounter between the tsides the previous week for a cup semi-final.  927mag comments that  “Compared to …