How a UAE-Israel Partnership Is Fighting Against Racism in Israeli Soccer

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Last week, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, a member of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family, purchased half of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, some of whose fans are known for their anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism. Beitar is also the only major Israeli club that has never signed an Arab Muslim player.

Moshe Hogeg, an Israeli Jewish entrepreneur who purchased Beitar in 2018, will retain ownership over the other 50% of the team. Beitar hailed the deal — which comes three months after the UAE and Israel signed a hi...

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