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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

Iranian Women Can Attend Sporting Events... Maybe, Says Official

Iran's ayatollahs on Sunday permitted women to attend sporting events, from which they have been banned since 1979.Moshe Cohen, 4/5/2015, 6:58 PM

PA Asks FIFA to Suspend Israel

The Palestinian Football Association asks that FIFA suspend Israel for restricting the movement of Palestinian Arab players.Nitsan Keidar, 3/31/2015, 4:16 AM

FIFA Visits Gaza to Help Rebuild Soccer Stadiums

A delegation from FIFA arrived in Gaza on Monday to help rebuild stadiums damaged during last summer's war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 10:53 PM

FIFA President Reiterates Qatar Will Host 2022 World Cup

Despite a report indicating corruption, FIFA’s president says it would take "an earthquake" for Qatar not to host the 2022 World Cup.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/19/2014, 9:56 PM

It's OK to Spin for Terrorists, but Not the World Cup

Representing sports is off-limits, but terrorists are acceptable. Ronn Torossian, 11/28/2014, 9:03 AM

Did FIFA Cancel Qatar's Hosting of 2022 Games?

German newspaper quotes FIFA president as saying that Qatar won't host 2022 World Cup, but FIFA denies the report.Ben Ariel, 11/11/2014, 5:14 AM

MK: Hopeful World Cup Won't Be in Qatar

More officials from around the world want to move the World Cup games from Hamas sponsor Qatar.Moshe Cohen, 9/21/2014, 10:07 PM

Nazi Sympathizer Rushes Field at World Cup, FIFA Does Nothing

Report: Eyewitnesses say neo-Nazi displaying anti-Semitic insignia at Germany-Ghana game stopped by infielder, not security.Tova Dvorin, 6/22/2014, 9:30 AM

'Palestine' Soccer Player Manipulates Position to Aid Hamas

Sport Minister writes to FIFA, calls for condemnation of reports that player met Hamas terrorist abroad, got money and messages.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 6/10/2014, 5:57 PM

FIFA Allows Religious Head Coverings at World Matches

Jewish players will be allowed to wear kippahs at world soccer games, after FIFA lifts a ban on head covers for religious purposes.Elad Benari, 3/2/2014, 4:10 AM

ADL Urges FIFA Action Over Chilean Team's Jersey

ADL urges FIFA to hold the Chilean El Palestino Club soccer team accountable for its shirt which presents Israel as "Palestinian territory".Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 3:42 AM

Israel Caves to Pressure, Allows Arab Soccer Players to Enter PA

Israel has reportedly bowed to pressure from UEFA to allow Arab youth football teams into areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari, 8/17/2013, 1:05 AM

FIFA Threatens To Kick Israel Out of the League

The Palestinian Football Association urges FIFA to expel Israel; President Blatter says: "I hope we won’t need to suspend Israel."Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/15/2013, 7:46 PM

Netanyahu: Hamas Committed a 'Double War Crime'

Netanyahu presents FIFA President with concrete evidence of Hamas using soccer fields as bases for launching rockets.Elad Benari, 7/10/2013, 3:15 AM