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

Rajoub: We Won't Drop Bid to Have Israel Suspended from FIFA

Head of the Palestinian Football Association stresses he will continue effort to have Israel suspended from FIFA.Elad Benari, 5/21/2015, 5:45 AM

Minister Danny Danon: Boycott the Boycotters

Science and Technology Minister Danny Danon says calls to boycott FIFA only hurt the 'Palestinian cause.'Hezki Baruch, 5/20/2015, 10:40 PM

FIFA Head: Netanyahu Agreed to Israel-'Palestine' Soccer Match

FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells journalists Israeli PM agreed to facilitate friendly match at some point 'in future.'Ari Soffer, 5/19/2015, 9:40 PM

Netanyahu Blasts Palestinian 'Politicization of Football'

In meeting with FIFA head Sepp Blatter, PM attacks PA attempts to ban Israel; 'If you politicize it once, you politicize it for everyone.'Ari Soffer, 5/19/2015, 6:52 PM

Israel Slams 'Cynical' PA Bid to Oust it from FIFA

Israel Football Association chief notes PA push has 'nothing to do with sports' and could set dangerous precedents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2015, 3:08 PM

FIFA President Asks Israel to Make Concession in Dispute with PA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he hopes to head off a vote to suspend Israel, but also urges Israel to make a concession.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/16/2015, 12:45 AM

Rajoub Vows to Push Ahead with Israel Ban from FIFA

Palestinian Football Association head vows to push ahead with efforts to have Israel suspended from FIFA.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2015, 6:16 AM

FIFA to Meet Israeli and Palestinian Soccer Federations

FIFA to host the leaders of the Israeli and Palestinian Authority’s soccer federations ahead of vote on Israel'suspension.Ben Ariel, 5/7/2015, 5:12 AM

Jibril Rajoub Tries to 'Pray' at Jewish Site, Gets Chased Away

Worshippers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron chased away an unwanted guest – Jibril Rajoub, a top Palestinian Authority terrorist.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 1:12 AM

FIFA to Discuss Suspending Israel

FIFA to discuss Palestinian Arab request to suspend Israel from world soccer due to restrictions limiting movement of Palestinian players.Ben Ariel, 5/5/2015, 5:45 AM

Israelis Seek to Halt PA's 'Soccer Intifada'

The Palestinian Authority is determined to get Israel booted out of FIFA, and Israeli officials are headed to Switzerland to prevent that.Moshe Cohen, 4/20/2015, 1:16 AM

FIFA President Rejects PA Bid for Soccer Ban on 'Racist' Israel

Soccer federation president dismisses says ban would 'harm the whole organization,' ahead of meeting with PA minister Jibril Rajoub.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2015, 11:10 AM