Israeli soccer player on U.K. team barred from entering Dubai
An Israeli soccer player for a British team is sitting out a team visit to Dubai because of tensions between the emirate and Israel.
The 25-year-old striker, Itay Schechter, who plays for Swansea City, was prevented from attending the six-day group training session, The Jewish Chronicle reported on Wednesday.
The United Arab Emirates does not recognize the state of Israel and Israeli passport holders can be arrested and deported on entering without a special visa. Dubai is one of the UAE's severn emirates, or city-states.