A statement from Bennett’s office said that the two met in Jerusalem on Tuesday, during which the football boss “proposed the idea that Israel will host the World Cup led by the United Arab Emirates in 2030 with other countries in the region. ”
The statement said that also present at the meeting were former US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
Mnuchin and Friedman are among several well-known members of the Trump administration held in Jerusalem this week. They participated in a series of activities aimed at promoting the Abraham Agreement, which is a joint effort between Israel and Arab countries. Series normalization agreement.
The Abraham Agreement is a normalization agreement announced in an agreement facilitated by the United States in September 2020 to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
After the North American bid to easily defeat Morocco in the 2018 ballot, the 2026 World Cup will be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.
This will be the first time the World Cup has been shared by the three host countries.
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