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The Politics of the FIFA intervention

… Already, we’re seeing a dramatic shift in focus for the FIFA conference, and the planned vote on suspending Israel for the mistreatment of Palestinian footballers seems almost certain to be delayed.  Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu is crowing about this, and bragged of telling FIFA president Sepp Blatter that a vote of the suspension of Israel would mean the destruction of FIFA outright. [Source: Jazon Ditz in the FT, 28th May 2015]

Further links:

New York Times, 29 May

The Guardian, 29 May