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FIFA Delays Stand on Israeli Settlement Football Teams News Roundup
Al Jazeera

FIFA Delays Stand on Israeli Settlement Football Teams

FIFA has said in a statement that it is "premature" to take any final decision on the controversial issue of Israeli football clubs in the West Bank. The communique came after a five-hour long FIFA Council meeting on Tuesday in Bahrain, in advance of the issue being scheduled for discussion by its annual congress, which takes place in Manama on May 11.

about 3 weeks ago
NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’ News Roundup
Jack Moore, Newsweek

NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’

Superbowl winner and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has cancelled a planned trip to Israel after a government minister announced its intention to use him and other players...

on February 13, 2017
NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’ News Roundup
Josef Federman, AP

NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’

An American professional football player has pulled out of a sponsored trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes and citing sympathy for the Palestinians.

on February 12, 2017
Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Withdraws from Israel Trip, Citing Sympathy for Palestine News Roundup
Cindy Boren, The Washington Post

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Withdraws from Israel Trip, Citing Sympathy for Palestine

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has withdrawn at the last minute from a sponsored trip to Israel, saying the government there is using him for a public-relations...

on February 12, 2017
Michael Bennett Boycotts Trip, Says He Won’t Be Used by Israel News Roundup
Steve Almasy, CNN

Michael Bennett Boycotts Trip, Says He Won’t Be Used by Israel

Michael Bennett, a Pro Bowl defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, is one of the NFL's most outspoken players on social issues. And once again he is in the middle of a controversy after announcing...

on February 12, 2017
Citing Human Rights Concerns, Michael Bennett to Skip Israel Visit News Roundup
ESPN.com News Services

Citing Human Rights Concerns, Michael Bennett to Skip Israel Visit

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has withdrawn from a group of NFL players planning to visit Israel next week. Writing about his decision in posts on Twitter and Instagram on Friday...

on February 11, 2017
Palestine Doesn’t Exist on Google and Apple Maps. These Marathon Runners Want to Change That. News Roundup
AJ+

Palestine Doesn’t Exist on Google and Apple Maps. These Marathon Runners Want to Change That.

Palestine doesn't exist on Google or Apple Maps. So Palestinian marathon runners ran across Silicon Valley to ask the tech giants to change that.

on October 15, 2016
Mapping Disputed Areas Like West Bank Challenges Apple, Google News Roundup
Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle

Mapping Disputed Areas Like West Bank Challenges Apple, Google

When George Zeidan discovered Google Maps three years ago, he started plugging in the places he knew, including his dad’s hometown, Beit Jala in the West Bank. But he couldn’t see it anywhere on the digital map. Later, when he and others plugged in more than...

on October 13, 2016
Palestinians Urge FIFA to Level the Playing Field News Roundup
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera

Palestinians Urge FIFA to Level the Playing Field

Beitunia, occupied West Bank - On a row of plastic chairs overlooking a sandy lot, members of the Beitunia Club discussed their latest project to turn the space into a football field. "When it is finished, it will be the first football pitch in Beitunia"....

on October 12, 2016