The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the decision of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to suspend Palestinian Football Association (PFA) Chairman Jibril Rajoub for inciting against the Argentine national team and player Lionel Messi ahead of a scheduled friendly match between Israel and Argentina in June.
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