Israeli Reporters Encounter Hate at Soccer World Cup in Qatar

(Ynet News) Raz Shechnik - After more than a week in Qatar's capital of Doha for the soccer World Cup, Israeli reporters said they often experienced hatred and hostility. We were followed at all times by Palestinians, Iranians, Qataris, Moroccans, Jordanians, Syrians, Egyptians and Lebanese - all giving us looks full of hate. The Saudi Arabian fans were different, and they greeted us with smiles. At first, we identified as Israelis, but after a while, we decided to claim we were Ecuadorian. Despite believing that the conflict with the Arab world is between governments and not people, Qatar has taught us that hate exists first and foremost in the minds of the man on the street. They would truly like to see us wiped off the face of the earth, and any notion of Israel evokes their complete disgust.

2022-11-28 00:00:00

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