From a Fake Sheikh to Human Trafficking: The Fall of Israel’s Most Extravagant Soccer Club Owner

When Moshe Hogeg took over Beitar Jerusalem, he was celebrated for standing up to racist fans and promising to sign Arab players on the team. Now, serious criminal allegations have turned him from hero to villain

Anshel Pfeffer
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Exactly a year ago, Moshe Hogeg’s name was starring in headlines worldwide. He had just sealed a deal to sell half the shares in Beitar Jerusalem – one of Israel’s largest and most controversial soccer clubs – to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, an Emirati businessman and apparently a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi.

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