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Rajoub was banned from FIFA games for inciting violence and hatred against soccer superstar Lionel Messi, and Erdan called on the IOC to take similar action.
This is not the first time Israel was targeted like this nor was it the first time Rajoub was vocal about the Israel Football Association.
The Palestinians had hoped FIFA would censure Israel over the settlement teams, thereby forcing them to either drop the clubs from the Israel Football Association or risk losing FIFA membership.
FIFA refused to comment on the report and the allegations.
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The Jordanians claim that the head of the Palestinian Football Association did not vote for their candidate; Many are calling on government to revoke Rajoub’s Jordanian citizenship.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Jordan gets easy victory over Iran after soccer match canceled; Iranian football head says FIFA was informed women would wear hijab.
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Palestinian Football Association systematically exploits football to encourage terrorism against Israelis.
By ROBERT R. SINGER
''If FIFA wishes to truly promote “human rights” it should start by ending its own racist, discriminatory approach and instead kick terrorism out of football.''
By MAURICE HIRSCH
Europe is a continent of chaos and feigned laws.
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Ofer Eini, chairman of the Israel Football Association, thanks the chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, for retracting the PFA’s proposal that Israel be removed from FIFA.
By LIOR AKERMAN
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