FIFA head: Israel concessions needed to head off Palestinian call for expulsion

FIFA head Sepp Blatter, who runs the world’s largest body of organized soccer, said on Friday that it is incumbent upon Israel to “make some concessions” to the Palestinians in order to defuse the latest attempt by Ramallah to compel Israel’s ouster from the organization.

AFP reported on Friday that Blatter said he was hopeful that the issue could be resolved following meetings next week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas.

Blatter is quoted by AFP as saying that the Israeli premier "would not receive the FIFA delegation if he is not ready to make some concessions, I am sure."


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