It’s good to know that Britain’s political leaders care so deeply “about the rule of law and selective justice” in Ukraine, that government ministers declined to attend the England football team’s quarter final Euro 2012 match there on Sunday (June 24). Strange, then, that the illegal and unjust treatment of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak – whose family …

Several anti Israel protesters have been ejected and many refused entry at tonight’s women’s football game between Wales and Israel at the Racecourse Ground. As we reported earlier this week the Palestine Solidarity Campaign organised a protest picket of the game outside the stadium and a police escort greeted the Israeli women’s team in anticipation of the …

Several protesters were ejected and many refused entry. The local press reported that the crowd was hostile to the protestors inside the ground. Stewards said they “took the decision to remove a number of spectators in line with UEFA rules governing the hosting of international fixtures.”

Mahmoud al-Sarsak, on hunger strike in an Israeli jail for 92 days, agreed to start eating on Monday in a deal that will see him released on July 10, his lawyer said. Mohammad Jaberein said al-Sarsak signed the agreement during his visit to the prisoner on Monday. Israeli prison authorities asked al-Sarsak to eat something …

While an Israeli judicial committee weighs the life of footballer Mahmoud Sarsak in the balance,  European football’s governing body is busy demonstrating the bankruptcy of the idea that sport has nothing to do with politics. Replying by email to journalists who inquired on Friday about the Palestinian call for Israel to be stripped of hosting …

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