Red Card Israeli Racism
Fight Israeli Racism through football
The Israeli government violates international law. It discriminates against Palestinian Arabs through laws and actions involving ethnic cleansing, cultural genocide and collective punishment. This discrimination is severe, widespread, and unrelenting. It is generally unrecognised.
Palestinian footballers suffer their share. They are arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned without charge, cannot travel freely and cannot meet properly for games and training.
From the Red Card Israeli Racism website:
Shamefully, Western governments do almost nothing to stop this racism. We believe that sporting activities can do much to improve relations between communities. Yet by admitting Israel to international sporting organisations those organisations directly condone the racism. By trying to cut off Israeli inroads into international sporting activities we believe that we can bring pressure on Israel to drop its racism and apartheid policies and laws.
We are also concerned that the state of Israel uses football to spread “brand Israel” across the world and to give the impression that Israel is a normal state, hiding the racism that the state imposes both in Israel and in the Occupied Territories.
Our campaign’s overarching objectives are:
- Suspension of the Israeli Football Association from UEFA and FIFA until Israel observes international law and respects the human rights of Palestinians.
- To highlight Israeli Apartheid and Racism
- To expose the hypocrisy of the “Brand Israel Football”
To find out how you can join these campaigns, please visit http://rcir.org.uk/?page_id=399