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    Posted: 08 March 2007 at 7:19am

PROTEST THE ENGLAND vs ISRAEL EURO 2008 MATCH

ON MARCH 24th 2007

 

Outside the Football Association HQ, Soho Square, London (map at www.bigcampaign.org)

 

We will be picketing the FA HQ from 1pm on Saturday March 24th over England's Euro 2008 Qualifier against Israel. Join us...

 

The Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign calls for a sporting boycott of Apartheid Israel until Israel complies with international humanitarian law.

 

FOOTBALL ACTION ALERT

 

  • Write to the Football Association to complain about Israel's inclusion in Euro 2008 and England's qualifier match with Israel in Tel Aviv on the 23rd March: Football Association, 25 Soho Square, London W1D 4FA.

 

 

  • Please also write to Kick Racism out of Football about the inclusion of Apartheid Israel in Euro 2008 while Palestinian footballers are excluded from international football. Email them at www.kickitout.org or email their chairman Lord Herman Ouseley at [email protected]

 

Please email [email protected] to let us know if you receive a reply

 

 

More info on sports boycott and on the repression of Palestinian international football:

 

Sport boycott as a Political Weapon - India ENews

http://www.pacbi.org/boycott_news_more.php?id=428_0_1_0_M27

 

PA Football Team Unable to reach the Asian Cup qualifier because of Israeli Gaza travel ban - Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/788528.html

 

Website of Goal Dreams - a Film about Palestine's national football team http://www.goaldreams.com/

 

Palestine's Football Pride - BBC Online

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3834193.stm

 

Activists plan to Kick Israeli Apartheid Out of Football - Stop the Wall http://stopthewall.org/worldwideactivism/1138.shtml

 

Allaa Shahine Reports on Arab Calls to Kick Israel out of International Football Organisations - Al Ahram http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/582/sp2.htm

 

Last Summer the campaign for a sporting boycott of Apartheid Israel gathered momentum after Israel's bombing of Lebanon. In July a large pickett was held outside the Davis Cup Israel-Britain tennis tournament in Eastbourne. On the 3rd August a planned Israel-Scotland cricket match was cancelled after protests were announced. Protests have taken place over Arsenal's sponsorship deal with Israel.

 

The sporting boycott was an integral tool in the movement against South African Apartheid and can be used effectively to highlight Israeli apartheid. Sporting boycott actions often receive significant media attention in the UK, Israel and Palestine.

 

For more information please visit www.bigcampaign.org and www.palestinecampaign.org

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EDM 913: ISRAEL'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EU

 

Dear members, friends and supporters

 

Please ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion 913 below (if you haven’t already done so): ISRAEL'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EU

 

To see which MPs have signed please use this link: http://tinyurl.com/2ytrfu  or visit the Parliamentary website for EDMs: http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/Default.aspx 

 

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EDM 913

 

ISRAEL'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EU

20.02.2007

 

Wyatt, Derek

That this House notes that the Israeli government has expressed the desire to upgrade its relations with the EU to the same level as Norway and Switzerland; further notes that this would include the ability to have free passage of goods, people and capital between the two entities; further notes that Israel remains in consistent violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention, has routinely prevented the free movement of Palestinian goods and people and has withheld Palestinian funds from their people; further notes that these and other grievous human rights abuses represent a clear breach of Article Two of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which calls for adherence to human rights laws; commends the International Development Select Committee's report into development assistance and the Occupied Palestinian territories, and in particular its recommendation that `the UK should urge the EU to use the Association Agreement with Israel as a lever for change and to consider suspending the Agreement until there are further improvements in access arrangements'; and urges the Government to insist that no upgrading of Israel's relations with the EU be considered until the Israeli government has brought itself into full compliance with international law, including the permanent lifting of all barriers to freedom of movement for Palestinian goods, people and capital.

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Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Annual General Meeting 2007

 

25 Years of Solidarity Work - Uniting to End Occupation

 

Saturday 10th March 10.30am – 5.00pm

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London

 

Prof. Manuel Hassassian; Palestinian Delegate to UK – on Palestinian unity

Mrs Janet Michael; Mayor of Ramallah – on current situation

Ruth Winters; President FBU - Building international unity

Speaker from the British Muslim Initiative

 

Registration Starts 9:30 am.

Entrance fee: £5 (£3 Conc.) Lunch Included.

Nearest Underground: Holborn station.

 

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www.palestinecampaign.org

 

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Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Box BM PSA
London
WC1N 3XX

Tel:   020 7700 6192
Fax:  020 7609 7779
Web: www.palestinecampaign.org

 

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Originally posted by insomniac insomniac wrote:

PROTEST THE ENGLAND vs ISRAEL EURO 2008 MATCH

ON MARCH 24th 2007

 

Outside the Football Association HQ, Soho Square, London (map at www.bigcampaign.org)

 

We will be picketing the FA HQ from 1pm on Saturday March 24th over England's Euro 2008 Qualifier against Israel. Join us...

 

The Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign calls for a sporting boycott of Apartheid Israel until Israel complies with international humanitarian law.

 

FOOTBALL ACTION ALERT

 

  • Write to the Football Association to complain about Israel's inclusion in Euro 2008 and England's qualifier match with Israel in Tel Aviv on the 23rd March: Football Association, 25 Soho Square, London W1D 4FA.

 

  • Palestine Solidarity Campaign
    Box BM PSA
    London
    WC1N 3XX

Tel:   020 7700 6192
Fax:  020 7609 7779
Web: www.palestinecampaign.org

 

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It really beggars belief that a protest is to be held on Saturday ?

There will be no one there. There is an under 21 game at Wembley as well as the game in Israel. FFS the place will be empty.



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Originally posted by Googleman Googleman wrote:

It really beggars belief that a protest is to be held on Saturday ?

There will be no one there. There is an under 21 game at Wembley as well as the game in Israel. FFS the place will be empty.

Insha'Allah regardless, just showing defiance against such inherent racism is better than nothing

even if no-one is there it should get news coverage

I'm sure there was a kick racism out of football org which was contacted about this, insha'Allah there shud be some action

 

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I don't think I agree.

Our best players are Arab Israelis/Palestinians. Finally they get a job and you
lot yank it?

I fear it's actions like these that decimate the ranks of human rights people
here in Israel.

Rather than Boycott I'd option to go and demonstrate at the match.
That makes for better coverage and less polarization.

But then again We are dealing with a football mind set here. Not the sharpest
tools in the shed

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