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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.
Rajoub’s critics take to social media to strongly condemn his decision and call for his dismissal from his job.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
In Ramallah, residents voice criticism over move.
PM pans Palestinian bid to have Israel suspended from soccer's world governing body after motion is dropped; says peace only achievable through direct talks.
By HERB KEINON,ALLON SINAI
Chairman of Israel's soccer association welcomes Palestinian decision to drop motion calling for Israel's suspension from FIFA.
By ALLON SINAI,JPOST.COM STAFF
Kuwait also listed other reasons hosting would be problematic, including dealing with alcohol permits and allowing certain advertisements in Kuwaiti stadiums.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The abrupt fall of world soccer’s emperor, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, has been the central event of the week.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
Activists worry that workers building football facilities in the emirate will be abused.
By DAVID ROSENBERG / THE MEDIA LINE
The switch of kit suppliers in the soccer world is not an uncommon practice. Every year, international teams and big name clubs switch sponsorship deals for new opportunities to generate revenue.
By JONATHAN WEBER ROSEN
"The decision behind the cancellation is because of one reason only, the threats by terror elements sent to Messi, his family and to other players in the Argentina team,” Miri Regev said.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev called the current Israeli soccer situation a "crisis."
By ALLON SINAI
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