February 2017

The AFC Executive Committee meeting on 28 February in Kuala Lumpur insisted that FIFA seek an urgent resolution to the ongoing Palestine issues with Israel.  It called FIFA and the FIFA Monitoring Committee Palestine-Israel to come up with the best solution to resolve the long-standing issues in the region by applying the relevant FIFA Statutes …

More than half of the thirteen American pro football players who were supposed to tour Israel mid February 2017 pulled out on principle.  They rejected the attempt by the Israeli government to use their visit to score public relations points.  Soccer players need to heed this example and follow suit.  The Israeli government’s use of sport …

FIFA has missed its latest target on 10 February 2017 on solving the problem of illegal Settlement Clubs.  The campaign has written to Tokyo Sewale, Chairman of the Israeli Palestine Monitoring Committee, and Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, urging quick and proper resolution of the impasse on Settlement Clubs. 1. Letter to Tokyo Sexwale Dear Mr Sexwale, We note …