May 9, 2017 — Today, FIFA has once again succumbed to Israeli bullying. FIFA’s press release makes clear that the organization has removed the issue of Israeli football clubs based in illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory from its agenda at its upcoming annual congress this Thursday, claiming “it is premature for the FIFA Congress to take any decision” on the matter.
May 4, 2017 (Ramallah, Occupied Palestine) — In a letter issued today, over 170 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations urged FIFA to immediately suspend the Israeli Football Association’s (IFA) membership for its inclusion of seven football clubs that are based in illegal settlements.
Letter to FIFA Council Members cc FIFA Member Associations Dear FIFA Council Member,
On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to the mass rallies taking place internationally uniting trade unions, immigrants and refugees, social movements, and environmentalists fighting for a better future and dignified living.
FIFA will make a decision on Israeli football teams based in illegal settlements at their upcoming Congress on May 11, 2017. This is our chance to ensure that Palestinian human rights are front and centre on their agenda!
London, April 24th 2017 Dear Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway, You’re listed to play Tel Aviv in July this year. We’d like to ask you to think again – because by playing in Israel you’ll be playing in a state where, UN rapporteurs say, ‘a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people’.
April 19, 2017 – Today, in light of the Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, call to end complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and affirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) released the following statement:
April 19, 2017, Barcelona
April 19, 2017 (Ramallah, Occupied Palestine) — Today, more than one hundred sports associations, trade unions, human rights organizations and faith based groups, representing millions of people from 28 countries across the globe, joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in
April 17, 2017 – Today, on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) released the following statement:
Students disrupted a Brand Israel conference at New York University, holding a silent protest while former Israeli ambassador Ido Aharoni closed the daylong forum last Friday with a summary of branding techniques applicable to the Jewish state.