#RedCardIsrael @ FIFA Congress
by Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel category: Cause
FIFA, the world football governing body, will make a decision on Israeli football teams based in illegal settlements at their upcoming congress on May 10, 2017. This is our chance to ensure that Palestinian human rights are front and centre on their agenda!
More than one hundred sports and human rights associations representing millions of people across the globe have called on FIFA to demand the Israeli Football Association end its affiliation with settlement clubs, or face suspension from FIFA if it fails to do so.
As the pressure mounts on FIFA to respect its statutes, the Israeli government is enlisting its embassies to drop the issue of settlement clubs from the Congress’ agenda altogether. We can’t let that happen. Settlement clubs and human rights violations have no place in the beautiful game.
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) was initiated in 2004 to contribute to the struggle for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. PACBI advocates for the boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, given their deep and persistent complicity in Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights as stipulated in international law.
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