June 2019

The following statement was issued today by Red Card Israeli Racism: RCIR is appalled – but hardly surprised – by Gianni Infantino’s reprehensible appearance on Tuesday at the US-backed Peace to Prosperity Workshop in Manama – the Trump administration’s ill-received attempt to bribe the Palestinians into abandoning their national aspirations. As the Palestine Football Association’s …

In a footnote to his own empire-building activities, FIFA President Gianni Infantino chose to appear yesterday at the US-sponsored “Peace and Prosperity” investment conference – the Trump administration’s ill-received exercise in waving dollars at the Israel/Palestine conflict – despite the total boycott of the conference by Palestinians and a personal appeal by PFA President Jibril …

As the Trump administration’s heavily criticised “Peace and Prosperity” investment conference began – despite a unanimous Palestinian boycott – in the Bahraini capital, Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub wrote to FIFA’s Gianni Infantino urging him not to attend. President Infantino is scheduled to speak at the US-sponsored event, designed to persuade Palestinians of the …

The Palestinian call to boycott Puma until it drops sponsorship of the racist Israeli Football Association was repeated across the world on Saturday. From Sweden to New Zealand, from Malaysia to the USA, activists in twenty two countries approached retailers to stop trading Puma products. The picture above is the scene on Carnaby Street outside …

The following article by Asa Winstanley was posted yesterday at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/fifa-attacks-palestinian-football. FIFA has launched an investigation into Palestinian football based on allegations made by an anti-Muslim activist and West Bank settler, The Electronic Intifada has learned. The ethics committee of world football’s governing body wrote to the Palestinian Football Association’s president in January laying out …