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Egypt's World Cup dilemma: Pay TV or free Israeli broadcast?
Egypt's World Cup dilemma: Pay TV or free Israeli broadcast?

For World Cup fans in Egypt, it’s a dilemma: Many are torn between their love of soccer and an abiding distaste for Israel. Rather than paying hefty subscriptions to watch the matches on a Qatar-owned sports channel, Egyptian viewers can access Israeli TV for free. But fans’ hand-wringing over doing so illustrates the coldness of ties between Egypt and Israel, despite the two countries having formally made peace with the 1979 Camp David accord. While the government has normalized political relations with Israel, many ordinary Egyptians openly despise the notion of any dealings with the Jewish state. For millions of fans, though, the $300 subscription fee for Qatar’s...

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