On Sunday, 10 May, FIFA President Blatter welcomed the Presidents of the Israel Football Association (IFA) and the Palestinian Football Association (PFA), Ofer Eini and Jibril Rajoub respectively, to the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The meeting was also attended by FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, IFA General Secretary Rotem Kamer and PFA International Relations Director Susan Shalabi.
The discussions followed previous individual talks held by both member associations with FIFA over the past weeks. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the request made by the PFA for a proposal to suspend the IFA at the upcoming FIFA Congress.
Both member associations agreed to pursue the dialogue.
FIFA President Blatter praised the receptiveness shown by both member associations in discussing the matter at the Home of FIFA and confirmed that he will travel to Israel and Palestine to meet their respective FA Presidents and Heads of State ahead of the FIFA Congress.