Upon hearing that the Palestinian FA is to drop its bid to suspend Israel from FIFA, Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) CEO Simon Johnson has said the following:
I welcome the decision of the Palestinian Football Association to withdraw its vindictive and politically motivated proposal to suspend the Israel Football Association from world football.
As a result, the FIFA Congress will not be required to vote on this matter. I call on FIFA to amend its statutes as soon as possible so that it is never again possible for one football association to threaten the suspension of another for political reasons and for such a proposal to go on the Agenda of the FIFA Congress.
Football is about unity and peace and my call on FIFA aims to ensure this remains the case.