October 2017

FIFA President Gianni Infantino published the following statement at the FIFA Council meeting of 27 October 2017.  RCIR’s and others comments are given in subsequent posts.  Note that this apparently ends the activities of the Monitoring Committee.  Following the report submitted by the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine chaired by Tokyo Sexwale and after a thorough …

The following statement was released today by the South African-based National Coalition for Palestine at http://nc4psouthafrica.com/call-by-south-african-activists-for-tokyo-sexwale-to-resign-from-fifa/. Tokyo Sexwale was appointed Chair of FIFA’s Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine in June 2015. Call by South African activists for Tokyo Sexwale to resign from FIFA We, South African human rights organisations, sports bodies and activists call on fellow South African, Tokyo Sexwale, …

In advance of this Friday’s FIFA Council meeting, Red Card Israeli Racism (RCIR) has protested a number of instances of continuing Israeli repression of Palestinian football. The campaigning group has written to FIFA’s ruling body regarding an attempt by Israel’s security services to recruit Palestinian footballers as informers, as well as regarding the continuing obstruction …

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