Mazel Tov everyone
Predictable Shinner stunt of course, and probably it keeps Bwyson busy as Fatso's go-to NI fan.
Realistically the Argentina FA or Messi's PR advisers aren't that bothered about how democratically elected the Knesset is. They're just taking the path of least resistance and probably have insurance against a no-show. Similarly Bibi and co can't lose with their domestic audience- they get either a glamor if one -paced friendly or the chance for plenty of exaggerated outrage. Whether the game was to be played in Jerusalem or elsewhere*
As EG says the Argies were lucky in 1978 in a way that we weren't from 1971 to 1975, when there were no home games. It shows relative influence within FIFA and to be fair I doubt our opponents back then were protesting about Brian Faulkner or Jimmy Chi-chi.
The picture below shows the British Consulate to Palestine. The building next door on the left was were Ulster Jim and I (then aged 5 and 3) were sent immediately after the 6 Day War to soothe the natives. Only took one molotov while we were there, although the bang when our boiler packed in was even louder. But if May and Johnson follow Trump's lead and make it the Embassy to Israel instead I imagine there'll be a repeat.
* Maybe the Israelis will offer us a return friendly. Possibly in one of the smaller towns near Tel Aviv?
Steady on, they haven't even suggested a date yet