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90 Minutes for Israel and Germany

What is it like to be a Jewish player in Germany? And how does a German coach in Israel cope with the burden of German history and the Middle East conflict? 90 Minutes for Israel and Germany - A documentary about football between Tel Aviv and Berlin.

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These days Bayern Munich and its famous national players even have fans in Tel Aviv. And when Israeli national player Almog Cohen, who now plays for Ingolstadt, steps on the pitch at his former club Nuremberg his German fans wave Israeli flags. Meanwhile, Michael Nees is helping to build the future of Israeli soccer as coach of Israel's Under-21 team and as technical director of the Israel Football Federation. When Germany and Israeli established diplomatic relations 50 years ago, all this would have been unthinkable. But football plays a significant role in normalizing ties between the two countries. What is it like to be a Jewish player in Germany? And how does a German coach in Israel cope with the burden of German history and the Middle East conflict?