Welcome to the Red Card Israeli Racism campaign
The Israeli government violates international law and discriminates against Palestinian Arabs through its laws and actions. These actions include ethnic cleansing, restrictions on movement, and limited access to water, health services and education. Palestinian footballers suffer their share of this oppression. They are arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned without charge, cannot travel freely and cannot meet properly for games and training.
The United Nations has formally identified this Israeli system as Apartheid.
Such institutionalised racism is unacceptable and is not found in any European country. Therefore, Israel does not merit the honour of holding a UEFA competition.
Please call on UEFA President Michel Platini to remove the 2013 finals from Israel by signing our petition, by emailing UEFA at info@UEFA.com or writing to UEFA, Route de Genève 46, Case Postale, CH-1260 Nyon 2, Switzerland. Then support your national organisations in their quest for justice for Palestinians.
Palestinian football player, member of the Palestine national football team gave a talk in European Parliament on April 11th about the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Sarsak spent 3 years in jail under administrative detention, three months on hunger strike while imprisoned without trial in Israel. read more
In the run up to the UEFA Under 21 tournament to be held in Israel in June 2013, the FA and UEFA have been at pains to insist that football is not about politics.
42 Palestinian football clubs called on UEFA President Michel Platini to reverse the decision to hold the 2013 men’s Under 21 championships in Israel, a country imposing military occupation, colonisation and an apartheid system in Palestine. read more