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    Football cup in Israel draws political ire

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The Under 21 European Championships gets underway on Wednesday in Israel. UEFA, the football government body, has been heavily criticised for holding the event in Israel, due to their alleged mistreatment of Palestinian players. The football union has stood firm, saying the Israeli Football Association cannot be held accountable for the politics of the national government. Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Jerusalem.