Beitar Jerusalem's Racist Fans Are Veritable Terrorists, and Should Be Treated as Such

The calls to 'uproot soccer racism from our midst' and to boycott the team's games constitute either surrender or a desire to hide the shame, whereas it should be confronted head-on.

My friend Yossi Sarid, an impressive educator and accomplished man who cannot be suspected of supporting Beitar Jerusalem − is wrong. So is former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a well-known Beitar supporter. Sarid was wrong to demand that Beitar be “uprooted from our midst” following the display of racism, hatred and ignorance by some of its fans in response to the plan to sign Chechnyan Muslim...