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Jan 30, 2013

Soccer-Beitar defy racist fans and sign two Muslim Chechen players

JERUSALEM, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem unveiled two Chechen Muslim players on Wednesday in defiance of calls by some of their fans who have protested against the club’s recruitment of Muslims.

A racist element among Beitar’s fans caused uproar in the Jewish state on Saturday when they held up banners during a Premier League match to protest at owner Arkady Gaydamak’s plans to hire the two players.

Jan 30, 2013

Peres sure to ask Netanyahu to form new Israeli government

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli President Shimon Peres on Wednesday began talks with political parties over who should form a new government, and appears certain to ask incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to assemble it.

The formal consultation procedure to nominate a lawmaker to form a government, the president’s only important executive power, began after Peres was presented with the official results from last week’s general election.

Jan 29, 2013

Beitar punished for fan racism, crush opponents

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers and stewards watched as Beitar Jerusalem crushed Arab club Maccabi Umm el-Fahm 5-0 in their Israeli State Cup tie on Tuesday after receiving a relatively mild punishment for racist behaviour from some of their fans at the weekend.

A racist group among Beitar fans caused uproar in the Jewish state on Saturday when they held up banners during a Premier League match to protest at owner Arkady Gaydamak’s planned recruitment of two Chechen Muslim players.

Jan 29, 2013

Soccer-Beitar punished for fan racism, crush opponents

JERUSALEM, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers and stewards watched as Beitar Jerusalem crushed Arab club Maccabi Umm el-Fahm 5-0 in their Israeli State Cup tie on Tuesday after receiving a relatively mild punishment for racist behaviour from some of their fans at the weekend.

A racist group among Beitar fans caused uproar in the Jewish state on Saturday when they held up banners during a Premier League match to protest at owner Arkady Gaydamak’s planned recruitment of two Chechen Muslim players.

Jan 29, 2013

Jerusalem braces for tense cup match after racist incident

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers and stewards will secure an Israeli State Cup match on Tuesday in which Premier League Beitar Jerusalem, supported by a group of vehement anti-Arab fans, host Arab side Maccabi Umm el-Fahm.

A racist element among Beitar fans caused uproar in the Jewish state on Saturday when they held up banners during a Premier League match to protest at owner Arkady Gaydamak’s planned recruitment of two Chechen Muslim players.

Jan 29, 2013

Soccer-Jerusalem braces for tense cup match after racist incident

JERUSALEM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers and stewards will secure an Israeli State Cup match on Tuesday in which Premier League Beitar Jerusalem, supported by a group of vehement anti-Arab fans, host Arab side Maccabi Umm el-Fahm.

A racist element among Beitar fans caused uproar in the Jewish state on Saturday when they held up banners during a Premier League match to protest at owner Arkady Gaydamak’s planned recruitment of two Chechen Muslim players.

Jan 28, 2013

Beitar demand spectator ban to stop their own racist fans

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Beitar Jerusalem want to play Tuesday’s State Cup tie against second-division Arab club Maccabi Umm el-Fahm behind closed doors so that they can bar their own racist fans from entering the Teddy Kollek Stadium.

The Israel Football Association (IFA) said it was considering the request after several Beitar fans held up banners during a Premier League match on Saturday to protest owner Arkady Gaydamak’s planned recruitment of two Chechen Muslim players.

Jan 28, 2013

Soccer-Beitar demand spectator ban to stop their own racist fans

JERUSALEM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Israel’s Beitar Jerusalem want to play Tuesday’s State Cup tie against second-division Arab club Maccabi Umm el-Fahm behind closed doors so that they can bar their own racist fans from entering the Teddy Kollek Stadium.

The Israel Football Association (IFA) said it was considering the request after several Beitar fans held up banners during a Premier League match on Saturday to protest owner Arkady Gaydamak’s planned recruitment of two Chechen Muslim players.

Jan 27, 2013

Israeli soccer club’s fans object to adding Muslim players

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli soccer club notorious for the anti-Arab chants of its fans plans to recruit two Muslim players, fuelling protests in the stands that a senior cabinet minister condemned as shocking and racist.

At a Premier League game on Saturday, Beitar Jerusalem supporters held a banner reading “Beitar will always remain pure”. Other signs hoisted by fans also protested against its owner’s intention to have two Muslim Chechen players join.

Jan 27, 2013

Israeli football club’s fans object to adding Muslim players

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli football club notorious for the anti-Arab chants of its fans plans to recruit two Muslim players, fuelling protests in the stands that a senior cabinet minister condemned as shocking and racist.

At a Premier League game on Saturday, Beitar Jerusalem supporters held a banner reading “Beitar will always remain pure”. Other signs hoisted by fans also protested against its owner’s intention to have two Muslim Chechen players join.