PA soccer chief criticizes FIFA suspension, blames Israel

Jibril Rajoub says FIFA decision to suspend him for one year is based on misinformation based in Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/25/2018, 1:07 AM

Why Gazan soccer fans could not find a FIFA team to support

The 1917 Balfour Declaration has never been forgotten or forgiven by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Hamas, whose 2018 Gazan supporters do not want to root for a country that voted for it. David Singer, 7/24/2018, 4:20 PM

Internal Security Minister to Legal Advisor: Investigate Rajoub

Erdan details Rajoub's activity to prevent soccer match between Israel and Argentina, adding quotes including incitement to attacks.Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2018, 9:55 PM

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

Soccer fans file complaint FIFA against Iranian forward who reposted Khamenei's anti-Israel tweet.Elad Benari, 6/19/2018, 5:37 AM

FIFA confirms taking action against PA soccer chief

Governing body of soccer confirms disciplinary proceedings have started against Jibril Rajoub over his remarks against Messi.Elad Benari, 6/15/2018, 6:06 AM

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

Sports Minister praises FIFA for open disciplinary proceedings against PA soccer chief. 'No place for terrorists in soccer.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 6:59 PM

FIFA to open disciplinary proceedings against Jibril Rajoub

FIFA votes against Palestinian Authority demand for sanctions, promises to open disciplinary proceedings against PA football chief.Orly Harari, 6/13/2018, 2:06 PM

Israel to file complaint with FIFA against PA

Israel's soccer association accuses PA counterpart of intimidating Argentinian team's players into canceling friendly match in Israel.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 5:30 PM

Fatah official: FIFA caved to Israeli pressure

Jibril Rajoub, who heads the Palestine Football Association, blasts FIFA for failing to ban clubs based in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/28/2018, 6:46 AM

Sports court to hear PA's appeal on 'settlement' clubs

Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear Palestine Football Association's appeal against FIFA and its handling of complaint against Israel.Elad Benari, 11/7/2017, 5:35 AM

FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA president announces the soccer body will not ban Israeli teams from Judea and Samaria as the PA requested.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/27/2017, 9:09 PM

FIFA opens disciplinary case against German federation

FIFA opens disciplinary case against the German soccer federation after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifying game.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2017, 5:37 AM

FIFA to probe Iran's ban of two soccer players

Soccer's world governing body examining Iran's decision to ban two players who competed against an Israeli team.Elad Benari, 8/13/2017, 6:40 AM

Iranians blast ban of soccer stars who played against Israel

Thousands of Iranians denounce Tehran regime's decision to blacklist Iranian soccer stars who played against Israel.JTA, 8/11/2017, 12:04 PM

Expert: Kick terror out of football

Israel Institute for Strategic Studies senior associate writes scathing letter condemning FIFA's blind eye to members' support of terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2017, 12:41 PM

PA asks court to force FIFA to ban 'settlement' clubs

Palestine Football Association asks world's top sports court to force FIFA to rule on the future of Israeli clubs in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 6/14/2017, 4:39 AM

PA soccer tournament glorifies arch-terrorist

PA soccer holds tournament named after terrorist responsible for murdering 125 - as FIFA weighs barring Israel for 'settlement teams.'Tal Polon, 5/14/2017, 9:15 AM

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch criticizes FIFA for delaying decision on Judea and Samaria teams.Elad Benari, 5/12/2017, 5:07 AM

FIFA votes in favor of Israel

FIFA Congress decides by large majority not to put Arab proposal to vote as Bahrain bans activist from raising Judea and Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 5/11/2017, 5:11 PM

FIFA delays decision on 'settlement' teams

FIFA says it's premature to make decision on the issue of Israeli teams in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 5/10/2017, 5:37 AM

Israel's answer to Jibril Rajoub

Israeli legal organization files lawsuit against PA official Jibril Rajoub over his anti-normalization efforts and attacks on FIFA teams.Neri Weiss, 5/8/2017, 9:32 PM

FIFA - kick terrorism out of football

The time has come to stop dealing with PLO attempts to eject Israel. FIFA must focus on PA exploitation of football to honor terrorists. Barry Shaw, 5/7/2017, 11:21 AM

FIFA mulling ultimatum to Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA considering giving Israel a six-month ultimatum to stop soccer games in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 4/24/2017, 5:44 AM

Israel lobbies FIFA on Judea and Samaria clubs

Israel launching diplomatic offensive against PA calls to ban soccer teams based in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 4/21/2017, 6:44 AM

PA official: Exclude Israel from FIFA

PA soccer chief Jibril Rajoub renews calls for FIFA to exclude Israel over games played in “settlements”.Elad Benari, 4/4/2017, 3:37 AM

FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

Human Rights Watch says UN resolution increases pressure on FIFA to take action against Israeli soccer clubs based in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/30/2016, 5:06 AM

Regev blasts PA for politicizing soccer

Culture and Sport Minister meets FIFA representative to discuss Palestine Football Association's attempts to sanction "settlement clubs".Neri Weiss, 11/22/2016, 5:43 AM

PA threatens legal action over 'settlement' soccer clubs

Head of Palestine Football Association threatens to turn to sports court if FIFA fails to ban Israeli clubs in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/2/2016, 5:42 AM

FIFA postpones decision on 'settlement clubs'

World soccer’s governing body puts off a decision on Israeli clubs based in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/14/2016, 11:58 PM

PA urges FIFA to act on 'settlement clubs'

Palestinian Football Association urges governing body to act to ban Israelis clubs in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 10/13/2016, 5:34 AM

New FIFA chief seeks resolution on 'settlement teams'

New president of FIFA says he would make finding a resolution to the conflict over Israeli soccer teams in Judea and Samaria "a priority".Elad Benari, 10/7/2016, 5:15 AM

FIFA urged to stop allowing games on 'stolen Palestinian land'

Human Rights Watch urges governing body of international soccer to quit sponsoring Israeli matches in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 9/27/2016, 6:15 AM

EU parliament members go after Judea & Samaria athletes

66 members of EU parliament send letter to FIFA President demanding that clubs stop operations in Judea & Samaria or be banned from IFA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2016, 9:59 PM

European MPs ask FIFA to ban Israeli 'settlement' clubs

66 members of the European Parliament sign letter asking FIFA President to prevent clubs from Judea and Samaria from playing.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/10/2016, 12:25 AM

Malaysia refuses to host FIFA because of Israeli presence

Hamas praises and blesses Malaysia for the decision.Hillel Fendel, 8/19/2016, 3:48 PM

PA soccer cup goes ahead after it complains about Israel

Palestinian Cup in soccer to be decided Tuesday. It was postponed when Israel refused to let players in from Gaza due to security concerns.Ben Ariel, 8/2/2016, 1:05 AM

PA and far-left call for Israel's expulsion from FIFA

Far-left organization joins PA official Jibril Rajoub in calling for teams from 'settlements' to leave Israeli league or face consequences.Shimon Cohen, 7/27/2016, 8:05 AM

Regev asks FIFA to act against inciting PA soccer chief

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev calls on FIFA to take action against Jibril Rajoub, who advocated attacks against "settlers".Elad Benari, 10/22/2015, 5:43 AM

US Sends Formal Extradition Request for FIFA Officials

US extradition request for seven FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich in May, as saga of 'systemic corruption' continues.Cynthia Blank, 7/2/2015, 11:36 AM

It's not about Soccer, Stupid. It's about Israel's Survival

Mahmoud Abbas intends to destroy Israel. Plain and simple.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 6/5/2015, 12:04 AM

Regev: Being Quiet About PA Sports was a 'Mistake'

Israel should address the PA's cynical use of sports to promote terrorism like any other issue, Culture Minister Miri Regev says.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 6/3/2015, 6:34 PM

Rajoub Defends Dropped Bid Against Israel at FIFA

Jibril Rajoub says the motion to have Israel suspended from FIFA has not been completely dropped.Elad Benari, 6/3/2015, 5:12 AM

Despite Winning, FIFA President Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

Sepp Blatter beat out rival and won fifth term last Friday, but today announces he will step down; move follows indictments of officials.Ari Yashar, 6/2/2015, 8:18 PM

Rajoub Blasted by Palestinians for Removing FIFA Bid

Palestinian Arabs blast Palestinian Football Association head for dropping bid to have Israel suspended from FIFA: Rajoub: I don't care.Elad Benari, 6/1/2015, 5:45 AM

Rajoub: Israel Suspension from FIFA Still on the Table

Palestine Football Association head clarifies he plans to move forward with having Israel suspended from FIFA.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/31/2015, 6:06 AM

Netanyahu Blasts PA 'Provocation' After FIFA Move

Netanyahu welcomes PA's dropping of anti-Israel bid at FIFA, calls the move a "Palestinian provocation".Elad Benari, Canada, 5/29/2015, 10:20 PM

PA Drops Proposal to Ban Israel from FIFA

Israel's future in world soccer will be decided; pro Palestinians storm hall, throw red cards at Israeli delegation; reports of bomb scare.Tova Dvorin, 5/29/2015, 4:23 PM

'Israel is Waging a Just Struggle Against FIFA Politicization'

Netanyahu issues statement amid FIFA vote on PA demand to ban Israel, noting PA move part of opposition to Israel's existence.Nitsan Keidar, Ari Yashar, 5/29/2015, 12:53 PM

Herzog Speaks Out Against Banning Israel from FIFA

"Boycotting Israel would be a red penalty card for FIFA," says opposition chairman who says he supports Netanyahu on this issue.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 5/29/2015, 3:43 AM

Netanyahu: World Must Back 'Settlement Bloc' Construction

Netanyahu says PA's soccer ban attempt against Israel will 'destroy FIFA,' says deterrence has been achieved in Gaza.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 5/28/2015, 9:19 PM

Lapid Bashes FIFA for 'Hypocritical' Vote on Israel

'Who is FIFA threatening to boycott? Not human rights violators Iran, Syria, or Saudi Arabia, but Israel,' Lapid lashes out on Facebook.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 5/28/2015, 10:02 AM

FIFA Scandal May Delay Vote to Ban Israel from League

With FIFA in turmoil, a meeting to discuss the PA's demand that Israel be banned from international soccer may be postponed.Yaakov Levi, 5/28/2015, 8:09 AM

Israel-PA FIFA Talks, Like Peace Talks, Go Nowhere

Arab delegations walk out of meeting attempting to resolve PA BDS attempt against Israeli soccer team.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2015, 9:09 PM

Fightback: Israeli NGO Seeks Expulsion of PA Official from FIFA

Shurat HaDin leads fightback against attempts to expel Israel from FIFA, highlighting incitement by PFA head Jibril Rajoub.Ari Soffer, 5/26/2015, 4:47 PM

FIFA Scrambling to Avoid BDS Vote

FIFA officials say negotiations continue to prevent vote which could see Israel booted out of world soccer due to PA crying 'racism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 2:59 PM

PA's Rajoub Rules Out Compromise on Israel Bid at FIFA

Head of the Palestine Football Association says he will not accept any compromise on his efforts to have Israel ousted from FIFA.Elad Benari, 5/26/2015, 6:40 AM

Israel Asks UEFA Head to Speak Out Against PA's Proposed Ban

Israel Football Association appeals to UEFA president Michel Platini to speak out against the PA's to vote the IFA out of FIFA.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/22/2015, 9:45 PM