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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.
A joint monitoring committee, made up of delegations from both leagues, has met for the last two years without finding a compromise position.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Should FIFA take action against the teams, Israel would have to comply or risk suspension or the elimination of the entire Israeli soccer league from FIFA.
The participation of Israel’s representatives in the conference is still under doubt as the Shin Bet.
By ALLON SINAI
The head of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub has said that the presence of the settler teams is illegal under FIFA’s own rules.
“If enough of us raise our voices” then “we could push FIFA to hold the Israeli Football Association accountable,” the petition stated.
The 57-year-old collapsed and passed away from cardiac arrest during his morning run on Wednesday and will be laid to rest in Shefayim on Thursday.
Because of our history as Jews, we are particularly sensitive to signals of boycotts.
By HERB KEINON
Rivlin met with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Munich, where in 1972 Palestinian terrorists murdered 11 Israeli Olympic athletes.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN,SAM SOKOL
Members of the Israeli and Palestinian delegations to the FIFA Congress used the 90-minute lunch break to try and broker a deal.
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