Racism in Beitar - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shimon Z. Klein
    • 10.02.13 | 11:57 (IST)

    The Beitar Jerusalem Club, as its name portrays, is an offshoot of an ideology that Israelis are superior to Arabs and must therefore be kept Arab free. It is a development that is a mutation of Likud-Israel Beitenu ideology which has become more extreme in right wing ideology and lack of education of many of its fans. This made them susceptible to this horrifying racism which they turn into violence. It has become a tradition amongst many fans of Beitar Jerusalem to show their opposition to including Muslim players. The racist genie that the Likud had some responsibility for creating, is now out of the bottle with a vengeance as nothing had been done in the past to halt this racist disease from rearing its ugly head. It brings shame on Israel and adds grist to the mill of Israel being accused of racism..

    from the article: National struggle on the soccer pitch
    First published 06:05 10.02.13 | Last updated 06:05 10.02.13
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