FIFA president urged to take action against Polish referee’s anti-Jewish rant

November 5, 2021 by  
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Jewish and antisemitism watchdog groups are urging FIFA to take a stance concerning a Polish soccer referee who went on a rant against Jews. Read more

Beitar Jerusalem cancels game against Barcelona following demand that it not take place in capital

July 15, 2021 by  
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The owner of the Beitar Jerusalem Football Club, Moshe Hogeg, announced that he is cancelling the friendly game against Barcelona due to the latter’s demand that the vent not take place in the capital. Read more

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

September 18, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

WJC welcomes FIFA decision to drop Palestinian push against Israeli soccer teams

October 28, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the decision by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Council to decline the Palestinian Football Association’s long-standing push for punitive measures against the Israeli Football Association on the grounds that it is a complex political dispute unrelated to football. Read more

A letter to FIFA

May 11, 2015 by  
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Dr Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, has sent a letter to world football organisation FIFA about its intentions to debate  a motion calling for Israel’s suspension. Read more