Exposing the disturbing racism in Israeli football

The year is 2013. Beitar Jerusalem FC – including brand new, surprise signings Zaur Sadayev and Dzhabrail Kadiyev – are heading towards the training field. The air is thick with tension, and journalist Maya Zinshtein is there to capture it all for her latest documentary project, Forever Pure.

Beitar Jerusalem has been a notoriously controversial staple of Israeli football since its inception. One of the top four clubs in the country, they are considered by many to be a symbol of the far-right and have repeatedly been supported by Zionist politicians during election campaigns. Beitar also remains, to this day, the only team in Israel to never have signed an Arab player.

More controversial than the club itself is its organised group of its die-hard … Read the rest