This story is just breaking now, close to the time I am to shut down to prepare for Shabbat. The story appears to be favourable to Israel.
As you may know, the biggest sports association on the planet, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), has been pressured by the ‘Palestinian’ delegation to expel Israel by vote at the 2015 FIFA Conference, being held as I write in Zurich, Switzerland. The drive to expel Israel from the world’s largest stage is part of the ‘Palestinian’ effort to ‘internationalize’ its war against Israel, to destroy Israel through isolation and expulsion instead of on the battlefield.
Earlier today, as the vote was to be placed on the agenda, the ‘Palestinians’ were once again asked to remove it. They said no.
Now, it appears that there will not be a vote (Tova Dvorin, “PA Drops Proposal to Ban Israel from FIFA”, Arutz Sheva, May 29, 2015). I can’t tell what happened. Details seem confused. As of 1033 (am) ET, Israel National News is the only outlet I can find that’s reporting on this turn of events. The only news others report on focuses on the current President’s attempt to win re-election amid a massive corruption scandal that broke at the very hotel the Conference is being help. That vote seems to be unfolding now.
If you want the rest of the FIFA story, there are four postings below beginning May 26th.
Talk to you Sunday.