About one hundred PSC activists from Southampton demonstrating against the Israeli team the were joined by activists from Portsmouth, Brighton and London.  They displayed RCIR’s banner “Fair Play for Palestine” and the “Saints against Apartheid” banner.  The Palestinian flag was displayed inside the ground.  Unfortunately for Southampton a 1-1 draw was not good enough to get them through …

Inside World Football reports as follows after the promised meeting between Sexwale and Israeli sports minter Miri Regev.   The next step in the conflict over settlement clubs will be Consideration of Sexwale’s report by the FIFA Council at its next meeting on 9-10 January 2017. “An increasingly frustrated Tokyo Sexwale, FIFA’s top mediator in the Middle …

Please sign a petition launched by Friends of Al Aqsa expressing “deep concern over recent discussions regarding sponsorship between Liverpool Football Club, and the Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin”.  http://www.foa.org.uk/petition/stop-israel-from-sponsoring-liverpool-football-club/?signup=1 Apparently Liverpool’s director of international business development Jonathan Kane was pictured with Israel’s tourism minister Yariv Levin at the World Travel Market fair in London.   The …

FIFA’s Israel Palestine Monitoring Committee met on 1 November and resolved that Tokyo Sexwale will present his report on settlement clubs to the FIFA Council meeting in January 2017.  Prior to that, on 21 November, he will meet with the Israeli minister Miri Regev. At yesterday’s meeting the Israelis tried their normal arguments to delay but Tokyo was clear …

Ben Jamal, Chief Executive of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, writes in today’s Guardian to support the Palestinian FA under the headline: FIFA must ban these Israeli settlement teams, if it wants a level playing field. There is a rising tide of pressure, including UN intervention, calling for exclusion. Any other decision would go against football’s core principle …

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