Tag Archive for World Cup

Mid-East Arabs put politics aside to watch World Cup in Hebrew on Israel TV


Jerusalem welcomes viewers in neighboring Arab countries, saying it is part of Israel’s diplomatic outreach to the Arab world.

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


With the World Cup in faraway Brazil coming at a time of unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions in the Middle East, some Arab football fans have been reduced to watching matches in secret or even on a TV channel owned by Israel.

Soccer fans watch the World Cup match between Germany and Algeria at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt – Photo: AP

Since the World Cup kicked off three weeks ago, Sunni Muslim extremists have seized territory in Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic state.

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Iranians at World Cup Love Israel

Watch video: Iranians interviewed at World Cup by Israel’s Channel 2 expressed affection and opinions contrary of their leadership’s.

By Arutz Sheva


Iranians interviewed by Israel’s Channel 2 at the soccer World Cup expressed opinions very different from their leadership regarding the Jewish state. Clearly intoxicated by the World Cup spirit, the reveling fans said “Israel is good,” and “we love Israel.”

“Israel is good,” and “we love Israel.” – Israel Channel 2 screenshot

Iran was defeated 1:0 by Argentina on Saturday.

The Iranians may face trouble at home, as Iranian authorities do not like it when citizens stray from the government’s official policies in public. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Lebanese viewers watch World Cup on Israel TV

With high cable prices to the only provider broadcasting the World Cup in Lebanon, the residents are turning to Israel television to view it for free.


Lebanon, like most Middle Eastern countries is in a craze over the World Cup taking place this year in Brazil.

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Lebanese tune into Israeli broadcasts of World Cup – Photo: ARAB MEDIA

Exclusive rights to air the World Cup in that country has been granted to a Qatari company ‘Sana’ and is out of the financial reach of many Lebanese citizens, who have been tuning in to Israeli broadcasts to watch the games, Lebanese media reported on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Israeli drones to secure Brazilian skies for World Cup


The fleet of Elbit’s Hermes 900, which will be equipped with a new & advanced intel gathering systems, will be carrying out “safety & security missions” to secure the 2014 World Cup.




Elbit’s Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft system will be deployed by the Brazilian Air Force to help secure the 2014 World Cup, the Israeli defense firm announced on Wednesday.

Drone to be deployed at 2014 World Cup

Elbit’s Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft to be deployed at 2014 World Cup

The drone will be equipped with a new and advanced intelligence gathering system, and will fly together with Elbit-produced Hermes 450 drones, which the Brazilian Air Force purchased in the past, to secure the games. Continue Reading »