How UAE sheikh got here to purchase notorious Israeli soccer membership

Moshe Hogeg (C), Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (R) and his son Mohamed bin Hamad bin Khalifa

A member of the ruling household within the United Arab Emirates has purchased a 50% stake in certainly one of Israel’s prime soccer golf equipment – Beitar Jerusalem, a few of whose followers are infamous for anti-Arab prejudice.

The transfer by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan comes three months after the UAE turned the primary Gulf nation to ascertain diplomatic ties with Israel.

Beitar Jerusalem is the one membership within the Israeli Premier League by no means to have employed an Arab participant.

Our Middle East correspondent, Tom Bateman explains.

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