Tuesday, September 4, 2007

"Call for the Suspension of the Israeli national team from International Football"

From the Web site of the "Boycott Israeli Goods" (BIG) Campaign, which was launched in the House of Commons on the 4th July 2001.

Full article at:

"Demonstrate 3pm - 5pm Sept 8th [2007] against the England-Israel Euro 2008 Qualifier at Wembley"

"England will be playing against Israel in a Euro 2008 qualifier on Saturday 8 September in London at Wembley

"The Boycott Israeli Goods campaign and Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods will be organising actions in London in support of a sporting botcott of Apartheid Israel. We are also calling on groups to organise their own actions. There will be a vigil at Wembley in the two hours preceding the match.

Flyer for the Day of Action (PDF) ...

"Why Boycott Israel?"

"The Palestinian people are experiencing their fortieth year of military occupation. The siege by the Israeli army and the economic blockade have devastated their daily lives so that 'normal' life is impossible.

"Israel operates an entrenched system of racial Apartheid against its own non-Jewish inhabitants and has been illegally occupying Palestinian land in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights since 1967. It has sought to further annex these lands and has systematically transferred its own civilian population into these occupied territories in contravention of international law. Israel continues to build the illegal Apartheid wall, annexing vast swathes of Palestinian land in the West Bank and creating Palestinian ghettos, despite the ruling of the International Court of Justice that it is illegal.

"180 Palestinian organisations and unions, in response to Israeli onslaught, have called for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Apartheid Israel. "


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