Israel should be happy it didn't succeed at something that would make it visible on the world stage because it creates an opportunity for negative publicity? What? Thats like saying you shouldn't leave your house because the bus could blow up, or a piano could fall from the sky. Living in fear is NOT what Israel is about. Fearing success and striving for less than the best is NOT what Israel is about. Thats not how Israeli science or medicine advanced, or Israeli basketball, silicon walley or any of the other countless accomplishments coming from Israel have happened.
Pope: Let's stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks (AP)
from the article: Israel should be thankful it didn’t make it to the World Cup