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Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

Global Affairs writer

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Motion to ban Israel from FIFA dropped, monitoring mechanism approved

In a surprise move, the Palestinian Football Association withdrew at the last moment its motion to suspend Israel from FIFA, soccer’s governing world body, instead proposing a monitoring mechanism to investigate Palestinian complaints of racism and of Israel impeding the movement of Palestinian players in the Israeli-occupied territories

May 29, 2015

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As Global Affairs writer, Patrick Martin’s primary focus is on the turbulent Middle East, to which he travels regularly. He has twice been posted to the region – from 1991-95 and from 2008-12. In between, he served as The Globe’s Foreign Editor and as Comment Editor.

Before joining The Globe and Mail in 1984, Patrick was co-host of the national CBC Radio program Sunday Morning and co-author of Contenders: The Tory Quest for Power.

He has a law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Patrick’s first foray into the Middle East came in 1971, when, as a 20-year-old, he motorcycled across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

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