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> From: "Palestine Solidarity Campaign NEWS"
> Date: June 26, 2007 9:02:05 AM PDT
> Subject: Sign the Petition: Kick Israeli Apartheid Out of Football -
> Fair Play for the Palestinians
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Please forward widely!
> Sign the PSC Petition: Kick Israeli Apartheid Out of Football - Fair
> Play for the Palestinians
> We the undersigned urge the Football Association (FA), the Union of
> European Football Association (UEFA) and the International Federation
> of Association Football (FIFA) to take appropriate measures to ban the
> national Israeli football team from all international fixtures until
> the state of Israel entirely complies with International Law and
> relevant United Nations resolutions to end Israeli occupation.
> For the past 60 years, Israel has been destroying Palestinian lives,
> livelihoods and homes daily, is refusing to stop the building of
> illegal settlements and the apartheid wall on stolen land.
> Palestinians love football but both amateur and professional players
> and the Palestinian Football Association are unable to function fully
> because of the occupation. Children have been killed and injured by
> the Israeli army while playing football. International and national
> football organizations must take action to support the Palestinians
> right and ability to participate at every level of the game.
> We believe that, like the sporting boycott against Apartheid South
> Africa, only international pressure can make Israel end its violations
> of international Law and human rights towards the Palestinian people
> to bring about a just and lasting peace to the Middle-East.
> (This petition will be brought to the attention of the FA, UEFA and
> FIFA ahead of the England - Israel Euro qualifier on 8th September
> Sign the petition here:
> For a listing of all events on Palestine in the UK please visit the
> PSC website: www.palestinecampaign.org