by Peter Hasson
An Israeli soccer team is adding “Trump” to its name in celebration of President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the team announced on Sunday.
Beitar Jerusalem, will now be known as “Beitar Trump Jerusalem,” according to a statement the club posted on Facebook.
“For 70 years has Jerusalem been awaiting international recognition, until President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. President Trump has shown courage, and true love of the Israeli people and their capital, and these days other countries are following his lead in giving Jerusalem its rightful status,” the statement said.
“The football club Beitar Jerusalem, one of the most prominent symbols of the city, are happy to honor the President for his love and support with a gesture of our own. The chairmen of the club, the owner Eli Tabib and the executive manager Eli Ohana have decided to add to the club’s title the name of the American President who made history, and from now on will be called Beitar Trump Jerusalem,” the statement continued.
(Editor’s note: The english translation follows the hebrew language announcement.)
Trump announced the embassy move on Dec. 6, fulfilling a promise he made on the campaign trail. He later posted a video to Twitter slamming former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama for not moving the embassy to Israel, as they had promised.
I fulfilled my campaign promise – others didn’t! pic.twitter.com/bYdaOHmPVJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2017
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Peter Hasson is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation. Follow Hasson on Twitter @PeterJHasson.