Jerusalem football team changes name in honor of Trump

Irene MckinneyMay 15, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem defies global law, however, that has not hindered his popularity in Israel.

The announcement follows Trump's decision to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem and for his recognition of Jerusalem as the Israel capital - actions that sparked outrage amongst Palestinians and Muslims who regard Jerusalem as its own future capital. President Trump has shown courage and true love of the Israeli people and their capital.

While in Jerusalem as the Head of Delegation, Sullivan would also meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Yuval Rotem, and members of both U.S. Embassy and Consulate General staff. "2207520000.1526276041./699124603591427/?type=3&theater" target="_blank">statement that it wants to rename itself Beitar "Trump" Jerusalem.

Furthermore the name change, despite President Trump's historic decision to move the US Embassy, comes under intense scrutiny.

The soccer club stated that it was permanently changing its name in honor of the occasion. The club has tried, unsuccessfully, to quell their fans' racist behavior, having faced several fines and sanctions for the supporters' behavior.

Anti-Muslim: Fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team unfurl banner denouncing club?s signing of two Muslim players.

Trump backs Israel's undivided claim over Jerusalem, even as the global community does not.

A spokesperson for the Beitar Jerusalem and its head of marketing did not immediately respond to questions from The Washington Post. Between 2004 and 2015, over 2,000 people, half of whom were minors, were left homeless because of Israel's destruction of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem. This time it is with a well known, and some what infamous, Israeli soccer team.

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