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Jewish Jerusalem turns to thanks to Trump

The city's main football team announces that it will change its name in honor of the President

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Jewish Jerusalem turns to thanks to Trump

Few corners of center of Jerusalem Escape se days of fever of gratitude to American President Donald Trump for acknowledging it as capital of Israel and take step of moving U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to holy city. Trump's face along with flags of United States and Israel are takes of facades, walls and canopies where y can read praise to president.

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The euphoria is such that even main football team in city, Beitar Jerusalem, announced this Sunday that will change its name permanently to honor Trump for making this historic moment possible. "The Beitar Jerusalem, one of most important symbols of city is happy to honor president for his love and support with a gesture on our part," wrote club on his Facebook website. "For 70 years Jerusalem has been waiting for international recognition until, President Donald Trump, in a courageous movement, recognized Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital," said communiqué, which ended by announcing that from now on The club will be called Beitar Trump Jerusalem.

A decision applauded by some of club's radical followers — known as family — but for ors it will have no greater relevance. "It's anor stupidity of Tabib," says Avi, a follower who supports what Trump has done but does not see it necessary to get as much. You mean Eli Tabib, club owner. "They will put it in banners but I do not think y will modify shield of team, it does not fit," says laughs Yair, anor of fans who passes through shop of Beitar, in center of Jerusalem.

Enlarge photo Posters in favor of Trump, in Jerusalem. THOMAS COEX AFP

Beitar, as it is known popularly, is only team that does not admit Arab players. Despite not being an officially recognized policy from club's institutions, family supporters boast about it. In 2013 re was an attempt to record two Muslim players of Chechen origin but radicals of yellow and black team set fire to club's offices and this one desisted.

As advertised on web, this is a decision that will materialize in future and will be added to or similar initiatives. For example, Jerusalem City Council has already announced that it will put its name to a square near newly opened American Embassy and that city's future main train station — still under construction — will also bear name of Trump.


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