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ISRAELI PREMIER LEAGUE

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
2 Maccabi Tel- 21 8 7 71
3 Jerusalem 20 8 8 68
4 Hapoel Haifa 17 11 8 62
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Beitar Jerusalem announce they will rename club after Trump

Beitar Jerusalem fans

Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem have announced plans to change the club's name to "Beitar Trump Jerusalem" to recognize the efforts of the "courageous" United States president.

The move comes on the eve of the inauguration of the controversial new U.S. embassy in the city, a move that has angered members of the Palestinian and Muslim communities.

In a statement on their official Facebook page, the club said: "For 70 years Jerusalem has been awaiting international recognition, until President Donald...

Israeli police arrest members of extremist Beitar Jerusalem fan group

JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli police say they have arrested dozens of members of an extremist fans' group.

On Tuesday, 56 suspected members of the "La Familia" group of Beitar Jerusalem fans were arrested in an overnight raid according to police spokeswoman Luba Samri.

An undercover agent who had infiltrated the group over the past six months led to the breakthrough which saw stun grenades, firecrackers and other banned pyrotechnics confiscated. 

Beitar has long tried to contain the group...