This article by Ramzy Baroud was published on 9th March at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/politics-and-sports-do-mix-on-fifas-hypocrisy-in-palestine-and-the-need-to-isolate-apartheid-israel/ in the wake of FIFA’s decision to ban Russia from this year’s World Cup Finals in Qatar. Israel’s war on Palestinian sports is as old as the Israeli state itself. For Palestinians, sport is a critical aspect of their popular culture, and since …

This Middle East Monitor piece by Motasem A Dalloul appeared on 1st March at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220301-russias-war-in-ukraine-even-exposes-footballs-hypocrisy/. Fighting continues across Ukraine as Russian forces get closer to the capital, Kyiv. Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, is also being bombed. As the first round of high-level talks between Kyiv and Moscow took place on the Ukraine-Belarus border on Monday …

Former Egyptian football player Mohamed Aboutrika on Monday slammed the Federation of International Football (FIFA) for their failure to punish Israel, after the decision to ban Russia from all football competitions. This Palestine Chronicle article first appeared on 1st March at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/egyptian-football-player-aboutrika-slams-fifa-for-applying-double-standards/. In an interview with Quds News Network, the three-time Africa Cup of Nations …

Israeli Occupation Authorities issue the 4th Demolition order against the Sur Baher club The new year did not start with joy and hope for the staff, fans, and community of the Sur Baher club, located in east Jerusalem, close to Abu Dis For, just before 2021 ended, on the 27th of December, The Israeli occupation …

Footballers and fans have expressed solidarity with Palestine throughout matches in Qatar at the revived FIFA Arab Cup tournament This article by Hala Abdallah was posted on 12th Dec at https://www.dohanews.co/united-cause-how-palestine-has-taken-centre-stage-at-the-fifa-arab-cup-in-qatar/. Algeria football team players were spotted waving the Palestinian flag on the pitch after advancing to the semi-finals of the Arab Cup Qatar 2021 …

Bnei Sakhnin, currently third in Israel’s premier league, has been banned from playing at its own ground after victory over club whose fans celebrate racism This article by Middle East Eye’s Mustafa Abu Sneineh was posted on 3rd Dec at https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-bnei-sakhnin-stadium-closed-victory-beitar Israeli authorities have banned Bnei Sakhnin, a major football club for Palestinian citizens of …

Palestinian rights supporters in Oceania, Asia, Europe and North America are delivering 120,000 signatures to PUMA urging the company to end to its partnership with Israeli apartheid. Join them online! This action alert was published yesterday by the Palestinian Campaign For The Academic And Cultural Boycott Of Israel (PACBI) at https://bdsmovement.net/news/knock-knock-puma-we-have-special-delivery-120000-signatures. 120,000 signatures! That’s what …

Gianni Infantino talked with Naftali Bennett and former US officials about Israel and Arab nations co-hosting the 2030 World Cup This article by Mustafa Abu Sneineh of Middle East Eye appeared last month at https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/fifa-israel-palestine-football-association-meeting-cancelled. Palestinian football officials have cancelled a meeting with Fifa president Gianni Infantino, following his attendance at a gala in a …

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