Players of Palestinian football club Balata wrote to the new CEO: PUMA has a choice. Join growing global consensus refusing complicity in Israeli apartheid, or continue to support a brutal apartheid regime that guns down young footballers.
Balata Youth Center, whose 16-year-old player Saeed Odeh was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers last year, and the Palestine Amputee Football Association, made up of players who lost limbs to Israeli snipers and military assaults on Gaza, urge international teams not to play in apartheid Israel.
Together, we have caused PUMA to lose millions in important sports contracts, exposed PUMA’s lies and spread our call for justice with millions worldwide. We won’t stop until PUMA finally ends its complicity in Israeli apartheid.
Al Khader Sports Club, still mourning its second young player shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in less than two months, urges Uruguay not to accept apartheid Israel’s cynical invitation to host its pre-World Cup training session.
As PUMA shareholders meet, tell PUMA it needs to decide: Continue playing for Team Apartheid or join a growing number of professional athletes upholding the values of sport and refusing to sportswash Israel’s crimes against Palestinians.
As groups from New Zealand to South Africa to North America prepare for the #BoycottPUMA Global Day of Action and PUMA’s celebrity ambassadors and business partners raise ethical concerns, join nearly 60,000 people calling on PUMA to end its support for Israeli apartheid.
FC Barcelona conditioned the match on not playing in Jerusalem. Beitar refused, confirming this really was all about politics. The Barcelona match is off. Let’s urge Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan to cancel their match!
Palestinian sports teams urge Atlético de Madrid and Inter Milan to cancel their "friendly" match in apartheid Israel organized to sports-wash Israel's latest assault on Palestinians and as star athletes stand up for Palestinian rights in unprecedented numbers.
Palestinian clubs call on FC Barcelona to cancel "friendly" match with racist club Beitar Jerusalem to be played just a few kilometers away from where Palestinians are resisting Israel's forced expulsions, home demolitions and violent repression in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem.