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Israel to broadcast 2018 FIFA World Cup to Arab states for free

- March 13, 2018



Israeli television is to broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia with Arabic commentary for the first time, offering free coverage of world soccer’s most prestigious competition to the Jewish state’s Arabic-speaking neighbors.

The Foreign Ministry’s Arabic-language Facebook page announced last week that the Israel Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast the games via satellite in Arabic for free, thereby breaking a Qatari monopoly on World Cup coverage in Arabic that has proved unaffordable for many in the Middle East.



Read full article on the Jerusalem Post.

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