Today Red Card Israeli Racism’s petition was handed in at the FIFA offices in Zurich. The latest count is over 12,000 signatories: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/fifa-suspend-the-israeli-football-association-s-fifa-membership.
The petition calls on FIFA to suspend membership of the Israeli Football Association until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and observes international law, thus enabling Palestinian footballers to play and compete nationally and internationally.
It is intended as input to all FIFA members at the 10-11 June Annual Congress. There the results of the Israel/Palestine Task Force will be presented and the abuse of the human rights of Palestinian footballers will be addressed . Ever since the 1920s Zionists and the Israeli state have exploited football for political reasons to camouflage the apartheid character of the Zionist enterprise. This cannot be allowed to continue. The Israeli FA is complicit in Israeli repression.
The petition will be kept active until its objective is achieved.