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48 hours for FIFA to ban Israel

To members of the FIFA Congress and the Executive Committee of FIFA:

We, citizens from around the world, believe that discrimination and violence must not be condoned by FIFA, especially when football players are the victims. Palestinian athletes are not allowed to fully practice their right to freedom of movement, some have even been shot or arrested, and Israeli policies towards Palestinian Football continue to violate FIFA's principles and regulations on many levels. We call on you to suspend the Israeli Football Association's membership in FIFA until all acts of discrimination end and human rights are respected.

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In 48 hours the FIFA Congress could vote to suspend Israel’s membership for its racism towards Palestinian athletes. But 75% of the Congress members need to vote yes for this decision to pass. Let’s urgently call on them to suspend Israel’s membership until it stops the discrimination.

FIFA’s own rules forbid racism and make it illegal to forcefully use another nation’s soil for matches, yet Israel’s violence and racism towards Palestinian football goes without punishment. Israel is lobbying hard to convince FIFA to refuse the Palestinian request to suspend Israel. But we only need a few more votes and insiders say what’s missing is a massive push for them to make a strong stand for equality.

Sign the urgent petition to call on FIFA Congress to suspend Israel until it respects fair play and ends discrimination and tell everyone, fast -- we’ve literally only got hours. As soon as our petition roars with momentum, we’ll deliver it to the FIFA Congress.

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