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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: 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)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 27th, 2013 at 9:32 am

Internal Security: December 11, 2012

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Two police officers were convicted by the Tel-Aviv Magistrates’ Court of the aggravated assault of Almog Avshalomov, a Maccabi Tel-Aviv football fan, with whom they argued during a match.

(Hebrew – Sport 5)

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December 11th, 2012 at 11:41 am

Internal Security: January 5, 2012‎

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The Israel Football Association claims that the police refuses to arrest fans calling racist slogans for fear of riots.

(Hebrew)

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January 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm