UEFA lifts ban on broadcasting football matches to West Bank settlements

October 27, 2018
Israeli state broadcaster previously said it would not broadcast games at all, rather than only show them to those living within 1967 borders

Settlers in the West Bank had previously been blocked from watching some of the Israeli national team’s qualifying matches for major tournaments

Ben Welch writes in the Jewish Chronicle

UEFA has reversed its decision to block the Israeli state broadcaster from airing international football matches to settlements in the West Bank.

Previously, the European football governing body had restricted access to its matches, including preliminary rounds of the Euro 2020 championships, to Israelis living within the Green Line.

Some of those games feature the Israeli national team, which falls under UEFA’s auspices.

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