Bid chief executive Hassan al-Thawadi promised Israel would be allowed to participate if it qualifies.
"We are a very, very hospitable place that welcomes people from all parts of the world," he said. "Bringing the World Cup to the Middle East now ... will showcase to the world that the Middle East is home to a lot of people, it's opening its arms to the rest of the world. In doing so, such misconceptions will be dissolved."
why not Lebanon??? Alcohol is consumed like watter and Beirut is the best town for partying, as for Israel qualifying well it would be an opportunity to have a peace accord and move on with it