March 2017

Tokyo Sexwale delivered his much delayed draft report to the Monitoring Committee meeting on 22 March 2017.   The meeting was noisy with some extremely rude and aggressive interjections by the Israelis.  Sexwale tabled three alternative recommendations to solving the problems of settlement clubs: (1) Carry on as now, running the risk of further legal action …

The Swiss newspapers “Tribune de Geneve” and “Blick” reveal that some thirty members of the Swiss parliament have called on FIFA to exclude the Israeli settlement clubs that play without permission from Palestinians. Their letter to FIFA emphasises the need for “Fair Play”  MP Cedric Wermuth adds “Especially from the Swiss Infantino, we expect this without any …

The Sean Oakley article for RCIR that was published in Mondoweiss is given here in full. The football club Beitar Jerusalem continues to capture the increasingly extreme right-wing tendency of Israel’s current discourse. Indeed, the domination of Beitar’s fascistic fanbase, rampaging soccer hooligans known as La Familia, along with their racist sidekicks in Lehava, finally pushed its more …

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has taken up an active role in the Red Card Israeli Racism Campaign.  It has issued the following Press Release prior to FIFA’s May 2017 Congress. FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements Palestinians …