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From Ha'aretz:
The Israel Football Association yesterday issued a public statement reiterating its claim to be the only body which is allowed to organize soccer in this country.

The statement came following last week's talk by several Premier League club chairmen about setting up a new body to run their own affairs and to negotiate sponsorship and TV contracts.

"By the power vested in it by the FIFA charter and the provisions in the Sports Law, the Israel Football Association is the only body that can organize soccer in Israel. All the clubs registered at the IFA, large and small, are required to follow the rules of the IFA and its authorized bodies.

"Any club or clubs that act against the IFA's rules and the decisions made by its authorized bodies, thereby making a law unto themselves and breaking the solidarity of all the clubs, will meet forthright resistance by the IFA and will have to bear the consequences of their actions.

"The IFA's aims constantly to maximize funding for the clubs and it is prepared to delegate authority to the clubs so that they may raise funds, as long as this is done under scrutiny and for the benefit of all professional clubs and so long as the club owners do not take control of those funds to benefit their own ends and do not neglect the interests of other clubs in the premier league and the national league...

"As opposed to Shahar (Maccabi Haifa), Hercikowicz (Maccabi Tel Aviv) and Teomim (Hapoel Tel Aviv) who would take control of the funds, the IFA has the better interests of the entire sport of soccer at heart and is focusing on the interests of all professional clubs and it will guard these interests."

The IFA said that it would work to set up a body to run the affairs of the clubs with the consent of the club chairmen, but they are not interested in answering this call, meaning that the dispute will continue.

The chairmen, led mainly by the three rich clubs, Maccabi and Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa have wanted to take over more control of their own financial destiny, but they do not seem to be willing to accept the plan of IFAchairman Gavri Levy that the premier league management body should be set up within the framework of the association.


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I read they are close to agree cooperation between them.

Finally, but i still don't understand much about this...too much politics involved, everything is just about getting more money to their own pockets instead of buying new stadiums and improve the current ones!:(
 
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