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Stories with person: Saeb Erekat
  • Palestinian FIFA bid stirs opposite reactions among Israelis 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 9:55 am

    JERUSALEM - An aborted bid by the Palestinians to expel Israel from FIFA, the world soccer federation, has set off an uproar in Israel, raising fears that more such diplomatic assaults are on the way. But some liberal Israelis are more accepting of the Palestinian move, seeing it as an unpleasant step that just might prod Israel onto a peace track.