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May 27, 2013 11:22 am

Meet Israel’s Under-21 Soccer Team with Players of Jewish, Arab, Druze, Russian and Ethiopian Origin (VIDEO)

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Kiryat Eliezer Stadium in Haifa, Israel during a soccer match. Photo: wiki commons.

Israel’s official YouTube channel has begun to publish videos introducing members of the country’s Under-21 National Team ahead of the UEFA Under-21 Championship, to be held in Israel this June. In the below video coach Guy Luzon talks about his team’s chemistry and its unique cultural makeup, with players of Jewish, Arab, Druze, Russian and Ethiopian origin.

Watch the video of Luzon below:

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  • shoshana

    Hi, I am not what is usually a sport’s fan, but in the vew of the world’ignorance of the reallity in Israel, you show to the world the reallity of Israel:many different origins and cultures, all in one, united.
    BRAVO! and thank you

  • Ray in Seattle

    Hmmm. What will they not stoop to? Obvious soccer-washing.

    • Markus Brajtman

      Ray in Israe.

      Your comment shows your ignorance.

      israel has been, and is trying to create peace, but the Palestinian terrorist leader, Abbas, wont allow this.

      This team shows that in Israel, there is no aparteid.
      Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Druze etc, have full rights in Israel, unlike in Islamic countries.
      Unfortunately, Archbishop Tutu is trying to stop the soccer from being played in Israel, intead of supporting the mixed Israeli team

      Time for the world to stop Tutu’s hate campaign against Israel.

      Instead of promoting peace, Tutu promotes hatred.

      Why has he never “attacked” Syria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia.
      Or Iran who hangs gays?

      Why has he never attacked Saudi Arabia for it’s policy of not allowing Christians to practice their religion openly.

      Where are the churches?

      Wake up world.
      Israel is a true democracy, where every person has full rights. Every religion, Jewish, Christian Muslim have full religious rights. All religious buildings are protected by law.

      Those who have never been to israel, and never experienced the truth, MUST visit. They will go home as ambassadors for Israel.

      • Z.Ackerman

        I totally agree with Markus B. comments. As a jew who resides in USA I visited Israel many times and there’s no other country in the world where the people want to live in peace with every country bordering them, but the hate is what drives arab countries and Iran to destroy one of most beautiful and free for everyone to live country as Israel. And there’s no city comparable to Jerusalem. It’s my favored city even I’m traveling a lot. But ’til hate will drive arab countries there won’t be peace ever ’til Mashiach.