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Israeli Soccer Club Notorious for Arab Abuse Confirms UAE Talks

Supporters of Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem cheer during a match in Jerusalem in 2015.
Photographer: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, which gained notoriety for its hardcore supporters’ chants of “death to Arabs,” confirmed on Tuesday that it’s in talks to secure a “large investment” from the United Arab Emirates as the two nations prepared to seal a landmark peace deal.

Beitar’s owner, Moshe Hogeg, will soon travel to Abu Dhabi to advance the deal, the soccer club said on its website.