The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Israeli contrasts: Likud’s favoured soccer teams veers left as Bibi turns further right

August 20, 2019

The contrast could not be starker. As Israel plays a dangerous game of US politics by restricting or banning visits by controversial Democratic members of Congress to seemingly please President Donald J. Trump’s prejudiced electoral instincts, the owner of a notorious Jerusalem soccer club draws a line in the sand in confronting his racist fan base.

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