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Closed Society: February 8, 2013

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The offices of Beitar Jerusalem football club were torched. The police suspect arson following the acquisition of two Muslim players. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – News1)

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February 8th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Closed Society: February 7, 2013

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Prosecutors on Thursday filed indictments against four Beitar Jerusalem fans for yelling various racist slogans, including “death to Arabs.” (Haaretz)

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February 7th, 2013 at 11:58 am

Closed Society: January 27, 2013

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Fans of Beitar Jerusalem Football Club hurled insults at team owner, Arcadi Gaydamak, for his intention to sign to Muslim players to the team. Team coach, Eli Cohen, responded that “There’s a difference between a Muslim from Europe and a Muslim from Israel.” (Haaretz)

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January 27th, 2013 at 9:32 am

Closed Society: March 23, 2012‎

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More than 300 supporters of the football group Beitar Jerusalem assaulted 10 Arab cleaning personnel at the capital’s Malha shopping center. Despite CCTV footage of the attack, no one was arrested. Jerusalem police said that is because no complaint was filed.

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March 23rd, 2012 at 9:40 am

Closed Society: June 21, 2011

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Fans of soccer team Beitar Jerusalem recorded themselves teaching their children chants of hatred and racism against Arabs.

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June 21st, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Judiciary: 16 March, 2011

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The Magistrate Court for Youth received indictments against three fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, accused of aggravated assault from racial motives. According to the charge sheets, during a Beitar game about a year ago, the three assaulted two Arab cleaners in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.

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March 16th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Closed Society: 16 March, 2011

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A detailed letter was sent to UEFA today (Wednesday) describing displays of racism by Beitar Jerusalem fans and including photos for illustration, demanding sanctions against the team.

(Hebrew)

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March 16th, 2011 at 2:08 pm