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Sheikh Al-Nahyan has put on hold, his investment in the notorious Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, after it was announced that an audit of the sheikh's finances had been commissioned.

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

Israeli football fanatics rebel over <em>Beitar</em> partnership with Emirati

The New Arab Staff

Israeli football fanatics rebel over Beitar partnership with Emirati

The deal with the UAE businessman "threatens the Jewishness of the club", fanatics claim.

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

Israeli football fans clash over UAE investment

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli football fans clash over UAE investment

The UAE's investment in Israeli football team Beitar Jerusalem led to divisions among the team's notoriously anti-Arab fanbase.

The New Arab Staff

Racism at PSG-Istanbul match sees players walk off pitch

PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir players walked off the pitch on Tuesday to protest a racist remark was made by a official towards a member of the Turkish team's staff.

The New Arab Staff

Emirati buys 50 percent stake in Israeli football club

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan, an Emirati royal businessman, will invest millions in the 'racist' club over the next decade.

The New Arab Staff

Emirati ruling family 'looking to invest in Israeli football'

A member of Abu Dhabi's royal family is looking to buy a stake in a top-tier Israeli football team known for its racist and Islamophobic fans.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Call to remove Israeli football song insulting Prophet Muhammad

The head of the Joint List of Arab-Israeli parties, Ayman Odeh called for the removal of a "racist" song by far-right Israeli football fans ...

Turkey lambasts Israel over new West Bank settlements

The New Arab Staff

Turkey lambasts Israel over new West Bank settlements

Netanyahu delayed announcing the plans for new West Bank settlements in order not to endanger the normalisation agreements with UAE and Bahrain, ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel to approve 5,400 new West Bank settlement units

Netanyahu kept plans for major settlement expansion under wraps during the UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreements, Israeli media claims

Emirati businessmen to invest in racist Israeli football club

The New Arab Staff

Emirati businessmen to invest in racist Israeli football club

Emirati businessmen are intending to invest in racist Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem, following a normalisation of ties between ...

Israeli police detain 16 pro-Netanyahu activists in Jerusalem

The New Arab Staff

Israeli police detain 16 pro-Netanyahu activists in Jerusalem

Israeli police have detained about 16 activists from the far-right La Familia group, after they attacked reporters, chanted anti-Arab slogans, ...

Violent attack on Israeli anti-government protesters leaves five hospitalised

The New Arab Staff

Violent attack on Israeli anti-government protesters leaves five hospitalised

Two demonstrators were stabbed in the neck after suspected members of a far-right group attacked a protest outside the Israeli police chief's ...

What Prince Charles won't see when he visits Israel

Chris Doyle

What Prince Charles won't see when he visits Israel

Comment: Will the 71-year-old be given a first-class tour of the wonders of the Israeli occupation? It's unlikely, writes Chris Doyle.

Uri Levy

Lebanese football team refuses to play in Palestine

Lebanon's Nejmeh refused to enter the occupied West Bank, forfeiting its match to Hilal al-Quds, as derbies played out across the region.

The New Arab

Messi becomes member of notoriously racist Israeli football team

Messi, considered one of the world's greatest ever players, was presented with a membership card for Beitar Jerusalem this week by ...

Uri Levy

An end to Jerusalem football racism?

Has a new chapter been opened in the fierce rivalry between Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin?

Uri Levy

International transfer drama: This week in Middle East football

In football, January means one thing - the international transfer window, which means rumours, names, speculation and fantasy.

Palestinians fear violence after Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians fear violence after Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

In-depth: The Palestinian leadership will come under increasing pressure as tensions build in the region following Trump's decision to move ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel to postpone controversial 'annexation bill' of Jerusalem settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will postpone a bill that would integrate settlements outside Jerusalem into the city's boundaries, ...

<em>Beitar</em> Jerusalem football official quits after 'anti-Muslim remark'

The New Arab & agencies

Beitar Jerusalem football official quits after 'anti-Muslim remark'

The professional adviser to a notorious right-wing Israeli football club in Jerusalem resigned on Thursday after saying he would never sign a ...

Netanyahu: 'No other government did as much for settlement' Netanyahu: 'No other government did as much for settlement'

The New Arab

Netanyahu: 'No other government did as much for settlement'

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that his government had done more than all its predecessors to boost settlement on ...

Israeli minister proposes annexing settlements into Jerusalem

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli minister proposes annexing settlements into Jerusalem

Israel's right-wing intelligence minister on Monday proposed annexing five illegal East Jerusalem settlements into Israel’s expanded municipal ...

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