(1) SIGN THE TWO PETITIONS: “SUSPEND THE ISRAELI FA FROM FIFA” and “FIFA: GIVE ISRAELI RACISM THE RED CARD”   (2) READ OUR IMPORTANT FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game 2015 (open this post to use the link)  (3) JOIN IN LEAFLETING AND DEMONSTRATIONS AT MATCHES       PETITIONS.  The RCIR petition calls for suspension of the IFA from FIFA …

Tokyo Sexwale delivered his much delayed draft report to the Monitoring Committee meeting on 22 March 2017.  He outlined three alternative recommendations to solving the problems of settlement clubs: (1) Carry on as now, running the risk of further legal action by the Palestinians (in the Court for Arbitration in Sport); (2) Request new negotiations between …

The Swiss newspapers “Tribune de Geneve” and “Blick” reveal that some thirty members of the Swiss parliament have called on FIFA to exclude the Israeli settlement clubs that play without permission from Palestinians. Their letter to FIFA emphasises the need for “Fair Play”  MP Cedric Wermuth adds “Especially from the Swiss Infantino, we expect this without any …

The Sean Oakley article for RCIR that was published in Mondoweiss is given here in full. The football club Beitar Jerusalem continues to capture the increasingly extreme right-wing tendency of Israel’s current discourse. Indeed, the domination of Beitar’s fascistic fanbase, rampaging soccer hooligans known as La Familia, along with their racist sidekicks in Lehava, finally pushed its more …

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has taken up an active role in the Red Card Israeli Racism Campaign.  It has issued the following Press Release prior to FIFA’s May 2017 Congress. FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements Palestinians …

The AFC Executive Committee meeting on 28 February in Kuala Lumpur insisted that FIFA seek an urgent resolution to the ongoing Palestine issues with Israel.  It called FIFA and the FIFA Monitoring Committee Palestine-Israel to come up with the best solution to resolve the long-standing issues in the region by applying the relevant FIFA Statutes …

More than half of the thirteen American pro football players who were supposed to tour Israel mid February 2017 pulled out on principle.  They rejected the attempt by the Israeli government to use their visit to score public relations points.  Soccer players need to heed this example and follow suit.  The Israeli government’s use of sport …

FIFA has missed its latest target on 10 February 2017 on solving the problem of illegal Settlement Clubs.  The campaign has written to Tokyo Sewale, Chairman of the Israeli Palestine Monitoring Committee, and Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, urging quick and proper resolution of the impasse on Settlement Clubs. 1. Letter to Tokyo Sexwale Dear Mr Sexwale, We note …

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