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PROTEST THE ENGLAND vs ISRAEL EURO 2008 MATCH ON MARCH 24th 2007

July 2, 2012

Friday, March 9. 2007

PROTEST THE ENGLAND vs ISRAEL EURO 2008 MATCH ON MARCH 24th 2007

Outside the Football Association HQ, Soho Square, London (map at http://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 shirts in the Palestine colours can be purchased from Friends of Al-Aqsa for 5 each. Various sizes are available and if demonstrators are wearing these, the picket will be all the more effective. Contact info@aqsa.org.uk to place orders.

Chest sizes available: 30,32,36,42 and 44

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.
  • Complain to the FA at info@thefa.com or call them on 02077454999. You could copy in UEFA at info@euro2008.com
  • 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 http://www.kickitout.org or email their chairman Lord Herman Ouseley at hermanouseley@aol.com

Please email boycott@palestinecampaign.org 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 http://www.bigcampaign.org

Friends of Al Aqsa is a voluntary organisation concerned with the defence of
Al Aqsa Haram Sharif and the protection of Palestinian Human Rights.
http://www.aqsa.org.uk
Contact:
P.O. Box 5127, Leicester. LE2 0WU. England.
Tel 077 11 823 524
Fax ++ 44 [116] 253 7575

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